Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chicken Lettuce Cups

I seriously feel like a Babushka lately!
I need to add some more healthy appetizers to my list for those not so skinny feeling days (not that I eat appetizers everyday).
After the holidays & being stuck inside all winter (lord help me its only the beginning of winter!) I think we all want to eat better.
I love my cheese & I'm not cutting that out completely but I could eat a bit better.
So here is a good appetizer that falls into that category.

This is what you will need:
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce (Light)
2 Tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3-4 tablespoons of minced garlic
1/2 cup of chopped red onion
1/4 cup of green onion
1/2 cup of water chestnuts
1 cup of chopped mushrooms (canned)
3 large skinless boneless chicken breasts cooks & chopped
A head of lettuce
1/2 cup of chopped low salt cashews
Cilantro or Parsley to top

How to make them:
Mix in a bowl your liquids with the salt & sugar.
On your stove top warm the vegetable oil in a pan
Add the garlic, onions, mushrooms & water chestnuts to the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes
Remove from the pan and set aside
Now add the chicken to the pan cook until browned (add more oil if you need to)
Add your sauces to the chicken, mix well
Now add the mushroom mixture
Once this is well mixed spoon the chicken mixture into cups of washed and dried lettuce cups
Top with the parsley or cilantro
Add the cashews

Now eat!

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