Lettuce rolls are the ideal low-carb vehicle for chicken

Lettuce wraps are the ideal low-carb vehicle for delicious fillings. We wanted a light but rich filling of flavors and we knew that an Asian-inspired flavor profile was the way to go. Chicken lettuce rolls are most often made with chopped or chopped chicken legs. To lighten our outfits, we opted for a combination of nutty brown rice and high fiber and lean ground-bought chicken. Easy to prepare, we seasoned the chicken with minced jalapeno, fish sauce, zest and lime juice. The bold flavors and the simple list of ingredients have made this dish a simple dinner, on weekdays. Be sure to use ground chicken instead of chopped chicken breast (also labeled with 99% fat) in this recipe. To make this dish spicier, add the seeds of chili.CHECK FRIENDS ASSECETons: 4Start to finish: 1 hour, 20 minutes1 cup short grain brown rice, rinsed1 1/2 cup chicken chicken water ground 1 tablespoon thai canola oil1 or jalapeno chile soup, minced, seeded and minced2 teaspoons grated lime zest plus 1 tablespoon juice2 tablespoons fish sauce1 teaspoon starch corn1 / 4 cup chopped fresh basil12 thin slices of 1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, cut into slices. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes. Out of the fire, place a clean cloth under the lid and let the rice rest for 10 minutes. Spread the chicken in a bowl with the back of a wooden spoon until it is smooth. and that there are no more pieces of meat left. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until it is shimmering. Add the chopped chicken, red pepper and lime zest and cook, separating the meat with the help of a spoon, until it is no longer pink. , about 5 minutes.Slide the lime juice, fish sauce and cornstarch, then add to the pan and cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens, about 45 seconds. Off the heat, stir in basil, green onions and peanuts. Gently stir the rice with a fork. Spread chicken and rice filling evenly between lettuce leaves and serve. Nutrition information per serving: 318 calories; 159 calories from fat; 18 g fat (4 g saturated, 0 g trans fat); 98 mg of cholesterol; 782 mg of sodium; 17 grams of carbohydrates 3 g of fibers; 2 g of sugar; 25 g protein .___ For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit https://www.americastestkitchen.com. Find more recipes such as "Asian Chicken Lettuce Rolls" in "Complete Diabetes". ___ America's test kitchen provided this article to The Associated Press.