5 WW Point Paleo Thai Lettuce Wraps
We had these as an appetizer on Valentine’s Day at a posh Japanese restaurant recently, and I knew I wanted to create a low point/paleo version, and here it is. Besides being delicious, these are really fun to eat. I love to entertain with these as everyone can build their own wrap to suit their taste. The best part, my hubby stated several times that he likes mine more than the ones we had in the restaurant and to be honest, so do I! Hope you love these as much as we do!
1 1/2 lbs lean ground chicken
1 green pepper- finely chopped
1 red pepper- finely chopped
2 cloves garlic- finely chopped
1 bunch scallions- finely chopped, both green and white parts (reserve some of the green for garnish)
2 tablespoons pine nuts- lightly toasted
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons cashew butter (or almond)
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
10 springs of cilantro for garnish
1 head of lettuce for wrapping (I use Romaine but you can use Iceberg or Bibb)
- Heat medium skillet with a lid over low flame and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground chicken breaking up the meat as it cooks. Once fully cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, melt one tablespoon of the coconut oil. Add the 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, the red and green pepper, garlic, and scallions. Cook over a low flame stirring often until the vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce by melting the remaining coconut oil and mixing with the cashew butter and coconut aminos.
- Add the cooked ground chicken back into the skillet with the vegetables. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and remaining red pepper flakes. Add 1 tablespoon of the toasted pine nuts and continue stirring for about one minute. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and top with remaining pine nuts, reserved scallion greens, and cilantro. Serve the lettuce along side for wrapping. Enjoy!
When serving, feel free to put out pine nuts, chopped cilantro, cashew nuts, or sprouts for extra garnish (this may effect WW points). Depending on your toppings, each wrap is approximately 5 WW points.