Type 2 Diabetes and Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
My easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe makes a great diabetic chicken dinner!Did you know that 8% of our population has diabetes and 6.2 million people are unaware they have the disease? Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by weight and exercise so why is it so hard to do? It is because we LOVE TO EAT!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Easy Last Minute Chicken dinner recipe
I have an appreciation for good food and want to make sure even the healthiest meals are delicious like in my easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe. My favorite email was from a gentleman who said, “I wish the word diabetes wasn’t on the cover of a book, so more people would use the book.” So, you have your wish as KITCHEN 101 and my Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook both have a “D” throughout the book to indicate diabetic-friendly recipes!
Diabetic Meals Recipes Can Be Delicious!
And, I hear it all the time that my own mother didn’t use my diabetic recipes until after my father’s heart surgery and had high glucose temporarily. She made the Mexican Lasagna (now her signature recipe)! My daughter wanted to try the Easy Pot Roast and she said, “I can’t believe how good this recipe is and I can’t believe all the good recipes that are diabetic. I have lost weight with these recipes. The outcome each time is the exact same–yes, from my own family too!
Diabetic Menu Recipes
So check out the diabetes recipes on my blog and website and get aware–start cooking healthier to prevent this somewhat controlled disease. If you have diabetes, don’t fret as I promise you with my easy, delicious recipes, you won’t feel deprived, you will feel fortunate that you can eat healthier, enjoy all your favorite foods, and feel better!
Bored with same nightly dinners? Give my favorite easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe a try!
Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps from KITCHEN 101 cookbook
Fast and fantastic, this enjoyable light meal of easy chicken lettuce wraps recipe with Asian flavors comes together easily with cooked chicken, bell pepper, edamame and sweet mango with a super sauce.
Makes 8 (1/2-cup filling) wraps
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
Hearty dash red pepper flakes
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar (I love the garlic flavored kind!)
1 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
2 cups chopped skinless Rotisserie chicken breast
1 cup chopped mango
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
Boston or red tip lettuce leaves
Hoisin sauce, optional
1. In large nonstick skillet, sauté onion and bell pepper, cooking until onion is almost tender, about 5 minutes.
2. Add garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and edamame; stirring, about 1 minute.
3. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture, heating mixture until thickens.
4. Remove from heat and add chicken, mango and peanuts. Spoon mixture onto lettuce and wrap. Serve with hoisin sauce, if desired.
Calories 104 kcal
Calories from Fat 24%
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Sodium 172 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Protein 13 g
Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 lean meat
Calories 206, Protein (g) 24, Carbohydrate (g) 14, Fat (g)6, Calories from Fat (%) 56, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 4, Sugars (g) 6, Cholesterol (mg) 60, Sodium (mg) 119 Diabetic Exchanges:1 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat
Terrific Tip: I serve my wraps with hoison sauce. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger may be used for fresh ginger.
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