Stuff low-carb lettuce wraps with Asian-inspired bang-bang chicken for an easy weeknight dinner that beats takeout! Sichuan peppercorns aren't peppers--they're the dried berries of the Chinese prickly ash bush. Don't have any on hand? Substitute 1/2 tsp. each crushed red pepper and five-spice powder for the Sichuan pepper.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chicken, ginger and garlic in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken reaches 160 degrees F, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board (discard ginger and garlic); let cool for 5 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, chili oil, peppercorns and sugar in a medium bowl.

  • Shred the chicken and stir into the sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve in lettuce leaves topped with cucumber, carrot (and/or radish), scallions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 11.1g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 5.5g; fat 14.1g; saturated fat 2.4g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 3498.6IU; vitamin c 6.2mg; folate 38.1mcg; calcium 54.7mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 51.9mg; potassium 452.3mg; sodium 457.4mg.
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