Weeknight Chicken Lettuce Wraps – a simple and delicious weeknight dinner that is Paleo and Whole30!
These Weeknight Chicken Lettuce Wraps are the go-to, easy weeknight dinner you are looking for!
Okay you guys, I am excited to add this recipe to the blog because it honestly something I make about once every two weeks at our house (this one too). It is simple, freakin delicious and even my girls love it. Oh and it comes together SUPER fast. You could even prep the chicken mixture ahead of time and just heat it up whenever you need it. It has quickly become a family favorite and has officially been added to our weeknight menu.
Soooo now that Whole30 is over, how is everyone doing??? I am quite honestly, feeling amazing. Since I have already done a strict reintroduction following my past Whole30 rounds I am not re-doing that process this time – I really feel like I have a good feel for what makes me feel bad and what doesn’t, although there are two things I am going to try: wild rice and black beans. I haven’t tested out either of those so I will be reintroducing those next week sometime. The past two days I have stuck pretty close to a pure Whole30 diet, although I definitely put my fav Califia dairy-free creamer in my coffee and I totally snagged a bag of Siete chips and some guac at the store tonight – both were amazing and two things I really, really did miss over the past few days. But I also know they don’t have a negative affect on how I am feeling. And then, tomorrow night I get to go out with some friends and have some sushi!! Which is probably one of my favorite foods in the world. I know the rice will give me a stomach ache and make me feel bloated, but I will drink lots of water, eat Whole30 tomorrow for breakfast/lunch and then make sure I go back to Whole30 all day Sunday, and I will be fine. But that is an example of how I, personally, maintain balance. I don’t deprive myself of anything, but I am smart in how I “indulge.” If I know I am going eat something that isn’t going to make me feel good, then I make sure I eat Whole30 on either side of it. It has taken me a while to get to this place, but it was worth the wait!
Alright, I will keep you posted on my reintroduction and I am also hoping to do a little write up on my Dad’s experience on his first Whole30 (which has been amazing!) – I will keep you posted on that!! Hope you guys have had a wonderful week!! Add this to your menu for next week!
And also don’t forge to make some of these insane Whole30/Paleo Wings for the Super Bowl!!!
- 1 head of butter lettuce (gently break off whole leaves, rinse and set aside on a plate)
- 1-1½ pounds ground chicken
- ½ Tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 can diced water chestnuts
- ½ sweet yellow onion, minced
- salt and pepper
- ¼ cup coco aminos
- 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ cup chopped green onions
- red pepper flakes
- ½ cup coco aminos
- 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
- In skillet, add olive oil and bring pan to medium high heat.
- Add garlic and ginger, move around with a spoon until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 1 minutes.
- Add onion and stir until they reduce and become slightly translucent, about 3 minutes
- Add chicken and stir until fully cooked.
- If there is a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pan at this point, pour out.
- Add water chestnuts, sesame oil and salt and pepper to taste (I would add salt 1 teaspoon at a time).
- Stir to fully combine.
- Feel free to add additional coco aminos if you desire or if you think the chicken is too dry.
- Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Serve immediately by taking a leaf of butter lettuce, adding chicken mixture, topping with chopped green onion, some sauce and any additional red pepper flakes desired.
- Note: if you want it more spicy, feel free to add 1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes in the pan along with the garlic and ginger at the beginning.