Heart Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce WrapThere are moments when I crave Chinese food and I search the house for my favorite restaurant’s take-out menu. Sometimes cooking just sounds exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. The trick if finding yummy recipes that are quick and easy to make – if you can make them heart healthy, you win the bonus! Try this Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe that I know you and your family will love.

Ingredients

• 2 Tbsp. avocado oil.
• 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar.
• 1 Tbsp. sesame oil.
• 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos (you can also use braggs liquid aminos).
• 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, thinly sliced (if you can, use organic).
• ¼ cup green cabbage, thinly sliced.
• ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced at an angle.
• ½ cup mushrooms, finely chopped.
• 3 cloves fresh garlic, grated.
• 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated.
• ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt.
• ½ tsp. fresh cracked black pepper.
• ¼ cup carrots, julienne (for garnish).
• 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds (for garnish).
• Butter lettuce for wraps.

Directions

1 – In a medium-sized bowl, add sesame oil, balsamic, aminos, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and chicken. Mix and set aside.
2 – Chop veggies.
3 – In a large pan over medium heat, add avocado oil, onions and mushrooms. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring gently.
4 – Add chicken and cook to brown, about 8-10 minutes.
5 – Add cabbage and reduce to low. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until cabbage is softened (stir every few minutes).
6 – Rinse butter lettuce and pat dry with clean kitchen towel. Pull apart leaves and place on platter. Add 1-2 Tbsp. of mixture in center of lettuce and top with carrots and sesame seeds.

Notes:These make a great light lunch or snack. Also amazing for entertaining. Sometimes I’ll add a few extra veggies and place as toppings for guests to add as they wish. Sprouts, red cabbage, and chopped cashews are just a few of my faves!

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Inspired by: https://draxe.com/recipe/moo-shu-chicken/

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