Lettuce Wraps

Fans of Asian food will flip over these pretty lettuce packets, filled with a blend of minced chicken, peanuts, gingerroot, and sesame.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Sauce

1/2
cup apricot preserves
1/3
cup fresh lime juice
2
tablespoons lite soy sauce
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
teaspoon cornstarch

Wraps

1
tablespoon dark sesame oil or vegetable oil
2
boneless skinless chicken breast halves, finely chopped
1/2
cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2
cup grated carrot
2
tablespoons chopped peanuts
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1
teaspoon chopped garlic
16
leaves (about 2 heads) butterhead (Bibb or Boston) lettuce
  • 1 In small bowl, combine preserves, lime juice, soy sauce and garlic; mix well. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce into 1-cup measuring cup. Stir in cornstarch until smooth; set aside. Refrigerate remaining sauce in bowl until serving time.
  • 2 Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Stir in cucumber, carrot, peanuts, gingerroot and garlic. Stir in reserved sauce with cornstarch. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly. Spoon mixture into shallow dish. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes or until cooled.
  • 3 Spoon 2 tablespoons chicken mixture onto center of each lettuce leaf. Fold sides of lettuce in toward center; roll up like burrito. Secure with toothpicks. Place seam side down on serving platter. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Serve wraps with sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    14%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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