Cashew Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

We love to make our own take-out as we like to know exactly what goes into the food we are eating and feeding our families. Not to mention, it allows us to control the calorie count & keep the sodium in check!

Tonight we thought we would combine two of our favorite Chinese dishes, Asian chicken lettuce wraps & cashew chicken, and turn them into healthy & delicious Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

These lettuce wraps are LOADED with veggies. We start with chopped bell pepper, celery, onion, garlic and water chestnuts. We finish our wraps with diced chicken breast and cashew nuts for a crunchy finish. We love to add nuts to our dishes. Yes, they are high in fat but the good fat - heart healthy mono-unsaturated fat!


And at only 390 calories for a HUGE portion of delicious & nutritious Chinese cashew chicken, what could be better?  Hope you enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves 4
Calories 390
Fat 14.3 grams
Carbs 41.3 grams
Dietary Fiber 4.2 grams
Protein 25.1 grams

1/2 pound chicken breast diced
3 bell peppers
4 celery stalks
1/2 white onion
4 garlic cloves
8oz can of sliced water chestnuts
1/2 cup cashew nuts
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (2 tbsp & 1 tbsp)
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp Stir Fry Sauce (we use Kikkoman!)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 head Bibb lettuce

Let's get cooking!
1. Add olive oil to deep sauté pan and heat to medium high heat. Add diced chicken breast to pan and sauté 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Add 1 tbsp soy sauce and stir to coat, remove chicken and set aside.
2. Add diced onion and minced garlic to same pan and sauté 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
3. Toss in chopped bell peppers, chopped celery, sliced water chestnuts and stir to combine.
4. Add chicken & cashew nuts back to pan.
5. Stir in remaining soy sauce, hoisin sauce and stir fry sauce to combine.
6. Dish cashew chicken into large serving bowl and serve alongside Bibb lettuce.

Makes 4 healthy portions :)

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  1. This looks so delicious! I usualyl just stalk your blog for recipes but had to comment here. Anything with cashews and I'm in!

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  3. These look really good. I'd call this a go-to recipe, especially since I always have these ingredients on hand.

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  5. OMG---so glad I found your blog. This recipe looks so good. I hope you don't mind, I shared this post and a link to your blog on my post today. I have alot of friends that will love the recipe and your site!

  6. Thanks for the ideas.I cook and run a blog for a living
    so I don't go to the gym as I am too busy

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