These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are flavored with coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, and a little sesame oil and they’re whole30 compliant, too.
Ahhhh HIIII!! I’m so excited to start whole30 today. Today I’m sharing these Asian chicken lettuce wraps with you, and I promise they’re loaded with flavor. I asked what kind of recipes you’re most likely to make, and the overwhelming response was “dinner”. I also asked if you’d be interested in Whole30 recipes in January, and though most of you said you were not doing Whole30, you still wanted a handful of healthy, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free recipes. So, here ya go!
My plan is to share four whole30 compliant dinner recipes with you for the next 4 days to hopefully provide inspiration for the month ahead.
These asian chicken lettuce wraps are incredibly easy to make and a great way to start the week! I opted to use coconut aminos as the main ingredient for the chicken marinade since soy and gluten are on the “avoid” list.
I feel like I should note that I don’t believe in diets or restricting certain kinds of food from your diet. HOWEVER, if you’re approaching Whole30 from a positive place (meaning not food shaming), the diet simply focuses on eating more vegetables and less sugar, which is something I feel like most people can get behind. I’d love to be someone who says “I already eat a ton of vegetables!”, but the truth is that I don’t. I eat them once a day at dinnertime and that’s it. The only other time I did Whole30 I felt really great, which is why I think so many people do it. It’s a great reset and way to kick off the year, in my opinion, and the best part is that it’s only 30 days.
OK SORRY I just had to get that out of the way. Let’s go back to talking about chicken.
First, you’ll cook the chicken in a skillet with a little bit of oil. The sauce is quite basic and made from just coconut aminos and toasted sesame oil. So, once the chicken is cooked, you’ll add garlic and ginger to the skillet, sauté and then pour in the sauce, which should thicken up in no time.
Lastly, serve the chicken atop Bibb or Boston lettuce and enjoy! This chicken would also pair perfectly with cauliflower rice, just saying!
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 head bibb lettuce
- 1 lb. chicken breast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tsp arrowroot starch
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut chicken up into bite-size pieces.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the chicken and cook all the way through.
- While chicken is cooking, whisk coconut aminos, arrowroot, sesame oil, and ginger together in a bowl and set aside.
- Once chicken is mostly cooked through, add garlic to the skillet and stir for about one minute.
- Remove chicken from heat, then pour sauce into the skillet and stir until sauce has thickened.
- Serve chicken atop bibb lettuce.