Chicken lettuce cups

Tuesdays with Heidi – Chicken Lettuce Cups

Today’s Tuesdays with Heidi features a delicious, quick, and healthy dinner similar to a Asian restaurant favorite.

Chicken Lettuce Cups…ingredients:

1 lb ground chicken

2 cloves of garlic

2 TBS chicken or vegetable stock

3-4 TBS soy sauce

1 teaspoon honey

1 1/2 TBS rice vinegar

2-3 drops of sesame oil

1/3 C scallions

1/4 C chopped cilantro

1 big yellow pepper

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (option)- the picture above shows chili powder, disregard that, it’s supposed to be red pepper flakes

Head of iceberg, or other green lettuce suitable to be used for cups

Saute minced garlic in chicken or vegetable stock over medium heat for a minute or so, be careful not to burn the garlic.  Add ground chicken and cook.  In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar, set aside.

Chop up scallions, peppers, and cilantro.  When chicken turns from pink to white, add sauce mixture and scallions and peppers.  Mix together until meat is fully cooked.

Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes.  Serve in lettuce cups or with rice.

We actually almost doubled the recipe cause we had 2 lbs of meat.  So based off the fact that there are 16 ounces in a pound and 4 ounces in 1/2C…there are about 4, 1/2 cup servings in the recipe.  And if followed correctly will give you 4 points per 1/2 cup.  However, if you do what I did and mistake the sesame oil for rice vinegar then you’re looking at 5 points per 1/2 cup.  Enjoy!

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