Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps have practically become synonymous with one of the major Asian restaurant chains across the US.  There are however many variations of the recipe, and in no time at all you can be serving them as either an entrée or appetizer.  They are obviously a healthier choice than a high carb alternative.  I’m sure I don’t need to tell you all of the health benefits of lettuce, but I will mention my favorite and that’s the sleep inducing and calming qualities.  For those of you that work all the time it’s nice to have some natural help to turn your minds off at the end of the day.

Also note that this is one of those dishes that I personally love to add some extra kick to by throwing in a few extra peppers now and again.  The lettuce kind of shields you from the heat for a second or two and then boom, it hits you.

 

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Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Lb of Lean Ground Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup of fresh Jicama chopped
  • 2 cups of sliced mushroom
  • 2 Tablespoon of Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • 3 Scallions
  • Fresh Lettuce
  • Stir Fry Sauce :
  • 2 Tablespoon of Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon of Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil Not necessary
  • Salt/Pepper if needed
  • Fresh Thai Chilies to Serve chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large skillet. Add 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil, then add ground chicken. Be sure to break up the chicken. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Add mushrooms, cook another minute
  3. Add Garlic and Ginger, cook another minute
  4. Add Jicama and Scallion, cook another minute
  5. Pour the stir fry sauce and cook another minute
  6. Transfer the cooked ground chicken to serving plate then serve with Lettuce.

 

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31 Comments

  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche Jul 30, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Love san choy bau. These look delicious and you’ve done a great job recreating them!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Jul 30, 2015 at 3:44 am

      thank you. My mom always make this but we eat with rice

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Jul 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    This sounds delicious. I love wraps like this, and ginger always adds a nice flavor.

  • Reply Jeanine Jul 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Yum. Now these look and sounds just delicious! I’m a huge fan of ginger but I wouldn’t think to do this!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Jul 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    That looks delicious. Looks like one of the ettuce wraps you can order from Pei Wei.

  • Reply Christy Maurer Jul 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    These look so yummy! I love ginger in dishes so this would probably be one I’d like a lot.

  • Reply Alli Jul 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I’m always looking for new lettuce wrap recipes. I save so many calories when I use lettuce as a wrap. Looking forward to trying this soon.

  • Reply lisa Jul 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I love lettuce wraps and I’m always looking to do new things with chicken. This sounds like a great recipe.

  • Reply jmanandmillerbug Jul 31, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I’m a big fan of lettuce wraps in general but ginger is my favorite flavor so I know I would adore these! I can’t wait to try them out!

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Jul 31, 2015 at 2:49 am

      i love ginger so much..

  • Reply Liz Mays Jul 31, 2015 at 12:55 am

    This sounds like an awesome, healthy lunch. I’d love to try making some regularly. They sound great with the ginger.

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson Jul 31, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I love lettuce leaf recipes as they are so healthy and delicious! i love your photo and could got for one of these right now!

  • Reply mykidsguide Jul 31, 2015 at 10:14 am

    That looks sooo good! I love lettuce wraps. I also love ginger. I’m sure it gave the chicken a lot of flavor.

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Jul 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I love hoisin sauce in any stir fry recipe. It just gives more flavor to the meat! Lettuce wraps are a healthier way to serve dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Lori Bosworth Jul 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Those look delicious and so healthy. I like cooking with ginger as well. I’m going to try these.

  • Reply Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green Jul 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I could so make this for a social event. They would be really cute appetizers. I’m digging the ginger.

  • Reply LifeAsAConvert Jul 31, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I saw these somewhere and pinned them. I love the idea of adding the lettuce wrap to make it even healthier.

  • Reply lisa @bitesforbabies Jul 31, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t eat chicken but I’m sure this is delicious! I love lettuce wraps…I usually stuff mine with grilled shrimp and avocado!

  • Reply Rosey Jul 31, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    We have everything but the scallion in the house, and that’s easy enough to pick up, right? 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson Jul 31, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    This is one of my favorite things to eat. It is high in protein and low in carbs but high in flavor.

  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle Jul 31, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Omg lettuce wraps are one of my favorite foods!!!! I even have my own recipe on my blog. I will have to try your way out next time I make some!

  • Reply Dina Jul 31, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    lettuce wraps are so good. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Reply upliftingfam Jul 31, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    These look delicious. I need to try using lettuce wraps instead of bread or tortillas. 🙂

  • Reply Krystal's Kitsch Aug 1, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Lettuce wraps are my new favorite meal since it’s low carb! I need to try this version.

  • Reply Chasity Boatman Aug 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I love PF Changs lettuce wraps. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply yumeating Aug 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    I just love lettuce wraps. This recipe sounds amazing. Your presentation is top notch too. My husband doesn’t do a lot of wraps, but I have to say, I am pretty sure he would eat this one.

  • Reply Bonnie @wemake7 Aug 2, 2015 at 1:19 am

    What a great recipe! I have a lot of lettuce growing in my garden and would love to try this recipe.

  • Reply Nickida Aug 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Oh these look really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll have to try these.

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor Aug 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    These look really good and we totally love any kind of wraps here for sure. The vinegar I don’t eat but I can leave it out of mine. The family would love these ginger chicken lettuce wraps so I will have to make them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Ann B Aug 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    These look so delicious. I have never tried a lettuce wrap before.

  • Reply Rattles and Heels (@RattlesandHeels) Aug 6, 2015 at 2:13 am

    This wrap looks amazing! I’m looking for new recipes to try and this is going to def be one. Thanks for sharing.

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