Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap with Carrots

(Serves 6)

Talk about a time saver! Grilling season is in full swing, and if chicken is a fave of family and friends, you may have leftovers on hand. This recipe includes some savory Asian influences, like peanut sauce and scallions, but putting this together couldn’t be easier or faster. It’ll just look like you spent more time on it! Check out the “light” factor, too, coming in at just 65 calories, with 2.5 g of total fat. (Using lean, white meat instead of dark cuts the fat as well.) Carbohydrates come in at 2 g, cholesterol is 25 mg, and sugar just 1 g, with 9 g of protein.

Ingredients:

6 oz. leftover grilled chicken breast (finely chopped)

2 green onions (scallions; thinly sliced)

6 tsps. carrots (cut into “match stick” size)

6 tsps. Asian peanut sauce (look for low sodium)

6 large lettuce leaves (Boston or Bib lettuce)

Place all ingredients in separate bowls or onto plates. Lay one piece of lettuce in the bowl or on the plate. Top with the chicken, peanut sauce, carrots, and scallions. Roll to enclose filling (or leave open to eat with a fork).

Recipe adapted from www.diabetes.org

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