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Almond & Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Who doesn't love eating with their hands? These easy and healthy almond and basil chicken lettuce wraps are sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes, Poultry Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced small
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded & diced
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 head Boston leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almond toasted

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey (or agave), fish (or soy) sauce, hoisin sauce and rice vinegar. Reserve.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until soft. 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the red bell pepper and reserved sauce. Continue cooking until the chicken is fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken in a shallow dish alongside a plate of the lettuce leaves. Fill the leaves with the chicken mixture, and top with a sprinkling of basil and almonds.

Notes

WW (Old Points) 4 / WW (Points+) 5

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2475IU | Vitamin C: 43.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg