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Lemongrass-Chile-Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Lemongrass-Chile-Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Ready in 30 minutes, our restaurant-worthy lettuce wraps showcase sweet and spicy chicken with a hint of citrus. Serve with our homemade hoisin-lemongrass sauce.
By Cheri Liefeld
Updated Aug 24, 2011

Ingredients

Hoisin-Lemongrass Sauce

  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons grated gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons macadamia nut or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Lettuce Wraps

  • 2 teaspoons coconut or canola oil
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, very finely chopped
  • 2 large mild red chiles, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated gingerroot
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, finely chopped, or 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons shredded mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 12 to 16 romaine lettuce leaves

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    Heat 3-quart saucepan over high heat. Add oil, lemongrass, chile, garlic and gingerroot; cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 3
    Stir lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, mint and soy sauce into chicken mixture.
  • 4
    Spoon chicken mixture onto lettuce leaves. Serve with hoisin-lemongrass sauce.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Have the lettuce leaves out on a platter and the sauce ready to go so that you can add the chicken from the saucepan and serve.
  • tip 2
    If you can’t find lemongrass fresh or in the spice aisle, substitute 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Nutrition

220 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 26g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
1250mg
52%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
15g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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