Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1pound extra lean ground chicken or turkey
1tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2teaspoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2teaspoons corn starch
2cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/4cup red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
8small white mushrooms, chopped
1tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
2tablespoons oyster sauce
1teaspoon sriracha sauce
1cup cooked brown rice
1can mandarin oranges
1head Romaine lettuce or butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and corn starch. Add the ground chicken and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Spray a skillet with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and red onion. Saute for 3 minutes. Add the ground chicken and cook until chicken is no longer pink. Add the red pepper and mushrooms, cooking until softened. Stir in the vinegar, oyster sauce, and sriracha and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cooked rice. Stir together.
  3. To serve, place a large spoonful of chicken/rice mixture onto each lettuce leaf and top with some mandarin oranges.

Makes 12 wraps.

Recipe courtesy of Jen Gacek who was prompted after having her third son to eat healthy and exercise.  She believes healthy living should never be boring, so she launched The Fit Housewife, full of healthy, family-friendly recipes, as well as fitness and nutrition tips.

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