SW recipe: Chinese Chicken and Lettuce Wraps


500g skinless and boneless chicken thighs
2 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass
4 fresh or dried kaffir lime leaves
2 red chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
5cm piece root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 level tsp sweet chilli sauce
6 tbsp light soy sauce/tamari
6 spring onions, finely sliced
Juice of 1 lime
A small handful each of roughly chopped fresh coriander and mint
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated, to serve


Place the chicken, lemon grass, lime leaves, red chilli, garlic, chives and ginger into a blender or food processor and blend briefly until everything is very finely chopped – be careful not to overblend, as you don’t want to make a paste.

Spray a wok or large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry for 5 minutes. until browned. then add the sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce. Reduce the heat a little and stir-fry for a further 5 minutes, then add the spring onions and cook for another minute.

Remove from the heat, pour over the lime juice and toss in the chopped herbs. Season to taste and stir to mix well. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and serve immediately with sweet chilli sauce (11/2 Syns per level tablespoon).

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