Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Guest Post - Low Carb Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Nancy Fox (Skinny Kitchen) {WW Points}

Thanks a million to my good friend, Nancy Fox, author of  Skinny Kitchen  blog.

This is the second guest post she's been willing to do for me while I'm out of town. I LOVE her 'skinny' recipes and make them often.  YUUMM!

She willingly gave into my request to share this Low Carb recipe...

I present to you...Nancy...Take it away...



Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 

Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show.

Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called 
Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.



LOW CARB CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

Each wrap has only 62 calories, 2 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Enjoy 3 of them for dinner at 186 calories, 6 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. I’ve compared mine to P.F. Chang’s Chicken in Soothing Lettuce Wraps which contains 153 calories and 7 grams of fat. This recipe’s a real keeper!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes



Ingredients for Wraps:

1 pound ground chicken or ground turkey
8 scallions, white and green part chopped
1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and chopped fine
1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2½ tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips
1 tablespoon ginger (from a jar) or fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 large head butter lettuce, wash, dried and leaves separated



Ingredients for Dipping Sauce:

¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
½ tablespoon ginger (from a jar) or fresh minced ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon garlic (from a jar) or fresh minced garlic



Instructions

1. In a large pan, brown the ground chicken over medium-high heat, breaking up the pieces.  Pour into a colander, in the sink and drain fat.  Return chicken to pan.  When cool enough to handle, break up the chicken pieces until minced.
2. Add the scallions, water chestnuts, red pepper, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, water and sesame oil.  Cook for a few minutes until the scallions and red pepper are soft.  Keep warm.
3.In a small bowl, add all the dipping sauce ingredients and mix well.
4.To assemble each chicken wrap: Spoon about ⅓ cup of chicken filling onto one lettuce leaf and roll it up, if desired. Serve with dipping sauce on the side.  This sauce is quite strong.  You’ll only need 1 teaspoon of sauce per wrap.  You can also set up the components on individual plates and serve family style.  Let everyone make their own wrap.
Makes about 16 lettuce wraps

Thanks so much Dear Nancy for sharing another luscious dish from your creative kitchen!




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