Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Version Of Asian Lettuce Wraps

I have now lost 42 pounds since the beginning of January! I am pretty excited about this! :0) It hasn't been easy, and there have been a few slipups, but over-all I'm pretty proud of myself. 

I love PF Chang's lettuce wraps, so I decided to make some myself. These are pretty low carb & healthy, so they fit right in with our meal plans. This is my version of them:

You need:
1 pound ground chicken
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 of an onion; chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (not pictured)
sliced water chestnuts
2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt to taste
romaine lettuce (I like to buy the package that are made for wraps)

In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, then add ground chicken & brown. You will need to use a spoon or spatula to break the meat up as it cooks or it will stick together.

While that browns, mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar together.

Once there is no pink in the chicken anymore, add the garlic and stir it in.

Add the onions next:

Let this cook for a minute or two, to soften the onions a bit. Then add the sauce mixture & mix until it is completely covered.

Take the pan off of the heat and stir in the water chestnuts. I like to chop mine up even more & I don't use too many, because they do have carbs in them, but I like the crunchiness of them. :0) 

Place some meat mixture in the romaine leaves, and enjoy! I love the cold of the lettuce & the warm of the meat mixed together. Yummy!

This recipe makes enough for Jeff & I, if you want it to feed more, you need to double the recipe.


  1. WAY TO GO!! Woot Woot! And keep the yummy recipes coming!

  2. 42 lbs! Yeah!!!!
    Also, where do you find the romain packages for lettuce wraps???

  3. 42 lbs!!!!! You go girl!!!!!!! Proud of you. I know it's hard keep trucking along!!!