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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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This Thai lettuce wraps recipe is quick and easy to make. Lettuce wraps are also a fun dish to eat, either as an appetizer or main course.
For carrot slaw
  Rice wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Agave syrup 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs), shreded
  Mint 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
For chicken filling
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Lemon grass 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Scallions 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Chicken 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely sliced
  Fish sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Lemon 1⁄2 Medium
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon

1. For making carrot slaw- combine rice wine vinegar and agave syrup in a mixing bowl.
2. Add shredded carrot and mint to the mixing bowl. Toss it well.
3. Season this mixture with red pepper flakes and keep it aside to marinate.
4. For making chicken filling - In a skillet heat some oil, add chopped garlic and saute for a while.
5. When the garlic is tender, add lemon grass to the skillet followed by scallions. Saute for a while.
6. Toss in the chicken. Stir gently and let it absorb all the fresh flavors.
7. Add fish sauce to the chicken. It will not allow chicken to stick on the pan.
8. Add water to the skillet, if the chicken gets sticky on the pan. Turn off the heat when cooked through.

9.Put cooked chicken on lettuce leaves and top it with carrot slaw. Squeeze in lemon juice.

10. Serve it as an appetizer or main dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 772 Calories from Fat 399

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68.2%

Saturated Fat 12.3 g61.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 251.2 mg83.7%

Sodium 484.7 mg20.2%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.8%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 77 g154.7%

Vitamin A 224.2% Vitamin C 29%

Calcium 8.7% Iron 20.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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