Spicy Ginger Chicken in Lettuce Cups

Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping, 2012
Show: Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping Episode: Get Back on the Healthy Wagon
TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
YIELD: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed with press
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 10 large Boston lettuce leaves
  • Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 305; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 66 mg; Sodium: 825 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 8 g; Dietary Fiber: 3 g; Protein: 24 g
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    In cup, combine soy sauce, ginger, sugar, crushed red pepper, and garlic; set aside. Heat nonstick 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up meat with side of spoon.

    Add celery to chicken in skillet, and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water chestnuts and soy-sauce mixture; cook 1 minute to blend flavors. Stir in peanuts. Divide chicken mixture among lettuce leaves. Fold leaves over chicken mixture and eat out of hand.

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