Have you ever eaten the Thai lettuce wraps from the Cheesecake Factory? They are delicious. Did you also know one order has over 1000 calories.
I always thought I was doing myself a favor and ordering something 'healthy and low-cal'; I
Still, they are one of my favorite meals and I figured I would try to put them together a little bit healthier.
Now by no means did I count the calories in this dish, but you could make it as healthy (easy on the peanut sauce) or as high cal ( go ahead, drizzle a little more sauce) as you would like.
I also wanted to put these together without having to purchase a bunch of different sauces and spices; I hate collecting a bunch of condiments.
You can also add in any sort of veggies or toppings you prefer. Here's what I thought tasted good:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
package of bib lettuce, rinsed and dried
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped
package of coleslaw mix
low sodium soy sauce
sesame seeds (optional)
Heat a medium skillet on high heat. Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil. When oil is hot add chicken and coleslaw mix and saute until cooked through. If the meat seems dry add a little vegetable or canola oil.
Meanwhile slice all your veggies and prepare your peanut sauce. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a dash or two of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Whisk in canola oil until the sauce is to your desired texture, about 3 tablespoons.
Assemble your lettuce wraps with sliced veggies and chopped green onion. Serve.