Teriyaki Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Salsa Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

As you may have noticed we love salsas, dips and turning our favorite appetizers into full and healthy meals!  You also may have noticed we love lettuce wraps.  One of our favorite ways to keep the calorie count down, practically eliminate carbs and keep the flavor high is to wrap up our favorite salsas with a lean protein in a crisp and crunchy lettuce leaf!  Tonight's combination of flavors was pretty great if you ask us ;)

After a long day knowing that you're putting together a quick and easy meal is a great feeling and tonight's dinner couldn't be easier to make!  Tonight we are serving up our teriyaki grilled chicken & pineapple salsa lettuce wraps. This is super simple as we take a little help from the store to marinate our chicken. Simply buy a low sodium teriyaki sauce to keep it healthy and be sure to check the calorie counts as many different brands have very different counts.  The teriyaki we chose had only 15 calories per tbsp which kept us very happy.

Moving on to our delicious salsa... we thought pineapple salsa would be the perfect compliment to our teriyaki sauce and let us just say, we were right!  To make your salsa simply chop up pineapple, red onion, red pepper, jalapeno (omit if you don't like spice), cherry tomatoes, garlic, ginger, a handful of fresh cilantro and squeeze in the juice from one lime.  Very healthy and very simple... not to mention very delicious.

Take a look as these gorgeous colors, this is such a pretty dish and would make for a wonderful appetizer to serve up at any dinner party.  But tonight we're turning this into a healthy and delicious meal.  Simply wrap up this teriyaki chicken pineapple salsa into a crisp lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we do!  

Nutrition facts per serving
Serves 4
Serving size: 2 wraps
Calories: 217
Fat: 3.2 grams
Carbs: 20.4 grams
Dietary fiber: 3.2 grams
Protein: 26.7 grams

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Pineapple Salsa Lettuce Wraps
1 pound lean chicken breast
3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
2 cups pineapple
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion
1 red pepper
1 jalapeno
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 lime
1 handful fresh cilantro
lettuce for wraps - we used boston lettuce

Let's get cooking!
1.  Chop up your lean chicken breast into small chunks and marinate in teriyaki sauce for approx 20 minutes.  Add marinated chicken to pan and cook for approx 7 minutes on medium heat or until chicken is fully cooked.  Chicken should be white throughout
2.  To make salsa halve your cherry tomatoes.  Mince garlic, ginger and jalapeno.  Chop pineapple and red pepper into small chunks.  Chop up fresh cilantro and mix all ingredients together in bowl
3.  Squeeze the juice from lime into salsa and mix throughout
4.  Mix teriyaki chicken into salsa
5.  Wrap in lettuce leaf and enjoy

Serves 4 healthy portions!

You Might Also Like


Popular Posts