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Healthy Chicken Curry Lettuce Wraps

CUISINE

Indian

PREP

30 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Healthy Chicken Curry Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup pepper, diced
  • 1 cup snow peas, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 Tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 15 oz light coconut milk  
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • ½ fresh lime, juice
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • salt to taste
  • handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 head butter lettuce

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium low heat. Add the diced onions, peppers, peas, cauliflower, minced garlic and cook for a few minutes until the veggies are softened.
  2. Add the shredded chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes, browning it a little. Add curry powder and paste; cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk, and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar, fish sauce, cilantro, cashews and lime juice.
  5. Add filling to butter lettuce leaf and enjoy!

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There’s something about coconut milk, cashews and curry that makes this weeknight Indian inspired dish beyond delicious. These healthy chicken curry lettuce wraps provide great leftovers and are packed with nutrition!

 

Adding in veggies is a great way to upgrade your typical curry dish. Not only does it increase the volume of the meal but it adds texture, variety, color and nutrients.

 

If you haven’t tried curry before, this is a great recipe to start with! It’s mild and easy to make! Healthy chicken curry lettuce wraps are a weeknight staple and a favorite leftover lunch at our house!

 

Chicken Curry Nutrition Info:

 

Chicken: is a great lean protein source which is important for preserving lean muscle mass! Chicken breasts are lower in fat than chicken with skin. It’s also a source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6 and niacin!

 

Cashews: Cashews are full of heart healthy fats, a plant-based protein and high in fiber. They contain an array of micronutrients including copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

 

Coconut Milk: is a source of medium-chain fatty acids and still considered a saturated fat. I prefer to use light coconut milk for less calories/fat and same great flavor.

 

Mixed Veggies: fill up on fiber and micronutrients! You can use any veggie in curry! This is a great way to get in some extra vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

 

Butter Lettuce: is by far the best lettuce for lettuce wraps. It’s slightly sweet and holds together well. Butter lettuce is mainly water but does have calcium, magnesium and potassium!

 

Try some other healthy curry inspired dishes!

Red Coconut Curry

Coconut Curry Salmon

Peanut Butter Steak Curry

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