Perfect for a quick and simple weeknight meal, these chicken lettuce wraps with cauliflower and carrots are flavorful and provide extra nutrition!
One of my favorite things to get at California Pizza Kitchen is there chicken lettuce wraps. They’re a great sharable plate, but they are missing something that are super easy to add….VEGGIES!
This recipe for chicken lettuce wraps with cauliflower and carrots packs extra nutrition because cauliflower and carrots are mixed right in with the chicken in the lettuce cup. Peppers would be great mixed in too!
I also opted for butter lettuce vs. head a head of lettuce to add more nutrition to this recipe. The darker the leaves of your greens, the more nutrition they contain!
I love remaking restaurant dishes at home in a healthier way and these chicken lettuce wraps with more veggies than the original is a great example of that! You could say I have a thing for using veggies as a vehicle for more nutrition–just take a look at this recipe for a ‘”pepperwich” also known as a sandwich that uses peppers as the bun!
These chicken lettuce wraps are quick and easy to make–perfect for a weeknight meal that the whole family can enjoy.
Restaurants also over do it on the salt with their chicken lettuce wraps. I was mindful of the amount of salt I was adding to this recipe and alway opt for low sodium sauces and condiments when available. They are one of the sneakiest and biggest sources of sodium in the diet.
For this veggie forward lettuce wrap recipe you will need:
- ground lean chicken
- head of lettuce or 6-10 baby butter lettuce leaves
- no soy less sodium soy free sauce (can sub for low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos)
- shredded carrot
- unsweetened peanut butter
- rice wine vinegar
- hoisen sauce
- red chili paste
- sesame seeds