Biggest Loser Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Don’t let the long list of ingredients deter you from making this savory wrap.  It’s worth it, plus, it has great protein calories and is very satisfying.   It’s fun to make with friends.  Buy a bottle of white wine and settle in to make this as a fun friends in the kitchen party. Use very cold and crisp lettuce to give a nice crunch to this hand-held lunch treat.

Biggest Loser Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups
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Recipes: Entrees
Serves: 4
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  • 1 can (8 ounces) bamboo shoots, drained and minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and minced
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted freshly ground peanut butter or reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot-pepper sauce
  • 2 packets (.035 ounce each) sugar substitute (such as Splenda)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 8 small leaves butter lettuce
  • 1 whole green onion, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and sliced into 1" strips
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, sherry, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, soy sauce, hot-pepper sauce, and sugar substitute.
  2. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. Mist a large, nonstick skillet with olive oil spray and set over medium heat.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  5. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender and just starting to brown.
  6. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  7. Add the chicken, ginger, and salt.
  8. Cook, breaking the chicken into small chunks, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  9. Add the reserved bamboo shoot mixture.
  10. Cook for 2 minutes, or until hot.
  11. Stir in the sesame oil.
  12. Remove the pan from the heat.
  13. Spoon the chicken mixture, evenly divided, into the lettuce leaves.
  14. Set on a serving dish.
  15. Top with green onion and cucumber.
  16. Serve immediately.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 2 | Cal: 191 | Fat (g): 4 | Sat Fat (g): -1 | Carbs (g): 22 | Sodium (mg): 637 | Fiber (g): 5 | Protein (g): 16 | Chol (mg): 33

May 16, 2011 | | Tags:

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