I never believed it would happen to me…getting old that is. I honestly thought I would be young forever. I thought I would always be able to scarf down Taco Bell at midnight with no consequences. I thought I would forever be able to drink and not get a hangover. You know all those things we do when we are in our early 20s. Well, I am officially getting old! Yep, I said it. Next week I turn, gasp…29. And with those years of wisdom and experience under my belt the slower metabolism has also joined the ranks. But that’s ok. I can deal with it. :)
This is my go to recipe whenever I am feel a little puffy. You can either use ground chicken or chicken breast that you put through the food processor. It has that Asian tang that I love all wrapped up in lettuce. The best part is this whole meal is just about 250 calories.
Count me in!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1/2 lb (8 oz) ground chicken or chicken breast
Butter Lettuce (or any kind of lettuce that is big enough to make a taco out of)
1 medium onion, chopped
10 or so (however many you like) shitake mushrooms, sliced (Again you can use any kind of mushroom)
Carrots, sliced thinly for garnish
2 Tbs Ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
3 Tbs Fish Sauce
a few dashes of rice vinegar
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 tsp Sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
Whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, olive oil, hot sauce and rice vinegar.
Add the chicken, onion, and mushrooms to the sauce and let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
Saute over medium heat until cooked through.
Wash the lettuce leaves and serve together. Make your own taco!!