Spicy Chicken and Basil Lettuce Wraps

January 5, 2012

Spicy chicken and basil lettuce wraps are inspired by the flavors of Asia.  The chicken is seasoned with chili sauce, hoisin, soy sauce and rice vinegar.  Once cooked, it is then placed into crisp leaves of bibb lettuce.  This is a low carb alternative that will satisfy your cravings for heavy burritos and burgers.  Spicy chicken and basil wraps are a delicious and healthy meal to help you start the new year off right.

Spicy Chicken and Basil Lettuce Wraps


1 lb lean ground chicken or 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1 tbsp thai style chili sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 cup green onions, chopped
10 fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp sirachi sauce, optional
8 lettuce leaves, Bibb, boston or romaine leaves will work
Add olive oil and water to a large pan and heat.
Brown the chicken until cooked, roughly 10 minutes.
If using chicken thighs or breasts, place cooked meat in a food processor and pure until chicken is shredded. Place shredded chicken back into pan.
Add remaining ingredients, except basil leaves, and stir.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes, ensuring chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Add basil leaves and let wilt, approximately 2 minutes.
Spoon a healthy serving of spicy chicken onto lettuce leaves and serve immediately.

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