asian lettuce wraps

with peanut sauce
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
  • cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated

FOR PEANUT SAUCE

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Instructions

FOR THE FILLING AND WRAPS

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 lb. ground chicken, 1 ½ cups cauliflower rice, 1 diced carrot and 4 chopped scallions. Cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes, making sure to break up the chicken as it cooks.
  • Stir in 3 cloves minced garlic and 2 teaspoons grated ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in ¼ cup hoisin sauce, 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce and 1 teaspoon fish sauce (if using) until fully combined and warmed through. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro.
  • To serve, spoon 2-3 tablespoons chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, and drizzle with peanut sauce.

FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE

  • Whisk together ¼ cup peanut butter, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, zest and juice from 1 lime, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, and 1 teaspoon grated ginger in a small bowl. Whisk in 2-3 tablespoons water until desired consistency is achieved; set aside.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Serve with a side of rice or pot stickers to complete this meal.

SWAP SUGGESTIONS

  • Protein: The ground chicken can be substituted with any ground protein (beef, pork, turkey, etc.) or protein substitute.
  • Vegetarian: Rather than using ground chicken or turkey in this recipe, double the cauliflower rice and add 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms.
  • Gluten-Free: Swap soy sauce for coconut aminos or tamari.
  • Other: You can purchase a store bought jarred peanut sauce instead of making the one listed above. I like (House of Tsang is my favorite)

MAKE AHEAD

  • Peel and dice carrots, scallions, and separate lettuce leaves; store in an airtight container.
  • Make peanut sauce and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2698IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg