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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

March 3, 2016

Lettuce Wraps

 

I have had Coconut Aminos on my list for a long time as something to try. Let me just tell you, I should have tried it long ago! Yum-o! The label says it’s more of a soy sauce replacement. I’d describe it as being between a soy and teriyaki sauce replacement. It’s sweet, but super low in sugar. The story of the company I bought the aminos from say it’s a brother and sister who had diabetic parents and were inspired to make products that are diabetic friendly. Kind of sweet, right? And, sweet it tastes! My husband can attest to it’s yumminess. I was wondering if I might need to hide the bottle so it wasn’t gone in a week. Β I like to make chicken in the crock pot sometimes, especially when I’m shredding it. I don’t know about you, but, I always feel like our chicken goes further when I shred it. Next time I’ll make a double batch and freeze half for another time. If you don’t want to do lettuce wraps or get tired of them, it’d be good with rice also.

Ingredients
For the filling:
  • 1- 1 and a 1/3 lb chicken ( I did breast tenders but, whatever you fancy I’m sure will work)
  • 1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger minced or jarred ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ΒΌ-1/3 cup coconut aminos
To serve:
  • Lettuce leaves (butter lettuce, romaine hearts or iceberg lettuce work well)
Dipping Sauce(optional):
mix together equal parts of coconut aminos and dijon mustard.
Instructions:
  1. Add the chicken, coconut aminos, ginger and garlic to the crock pot. Cook on low for 2 hours, let cool and shred chicken. I like don’t like my veggies getting soggy and don’t know if water chestnuts do, so, I add the carrots and water chestnuts toward the end. I only cook them with the chicken for the last 30-45 minutes. If you don’t care about crispy veggies, toss them in with everything else all together. Cook an additional half hour to an hour on low before you’re ready to eat.
  2. Scoop mixture onto lettuce leaves. If desired, dip in dipping sauce.

* I’ve found some places for Coconut Aminos to be quite expensive. The best price I’ve found so far is Azure Standard. The next best Sprout’s & Amazon is significantly more. I’m hoping Amazon with have more competitive pricing soon for aminos.