by Christina L. Moreland
Looking for a leaner, healthier option than eating delicious lettuce wraps at a restaurant? I’ve got it! This recipe is fantastic AND kid-approved! Best of all it only takes about 25 minutes to cook at home. Enjoy!! Please SHARE if you love it.
INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1/3 cup scallions, diced 1 package of butter lettuce 2 TBS dark brown sugar 2 TBS soy sauce 2 tsp rice vinegar 1/2 tsp sesame oil
COOKING DIRECTIONS: Add about 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil to a preheated skillet (I used a cast iron skillet because I love the flavor.) Add mushrooms and scallions to preseason the dish and cook for about 30 seconds before adding the chicken. In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil and whisk it together until all the ingredients are well blended. Cook the chicken with the mushrooms and scallions for about 3 minutes before adding the sauce mixture. Cook for about 6 – 8 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. You can add 1/2 tsp of cornstarch to thicken the sauce and prevent it from running off the lettuce. Place the chicken mix into individual lettuce leaves. Brussels Sprouts: Cut tips and place on nonstick foil on top of a cookie sheet. Prehead oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle sprouts with grape seed oil or olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cook sprouts in oven for about 10 minutes or until the outsides become brown and slightly crispy. I added the sliced tomato at the end and it was super refreshing with all these other foods.
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— Christina 🙂
About the Author: Christina Moreland, author of Secrets of the Super Moms, is the Super Mom of a bright, spunky nine-year-old and sweet and sensitive five-year-old. She is passionate about fitness and all sorts of parenting and childcare topics. Her goal with this column is to share fun and interesting information to help other parents create healthy homes. Follow Christina’s Secrets of the Super Moms page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SecretsOfTheSuperMom. You can also follow her on Twitter @supermombook or visit her YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/SecretsOfTheSuperMom.