These Asian chicken lettuce wraps are low carb and filled with cauliflower fried rice. They’re hearty and filling and make a great Asian dish when you’re really craving take out, but don’t want to break the bank!
Do you know what I’m utterly obsessed with?
I know. That’s kind of a weird thing to obsess about, but I love it so stinkin’ much. It just adds the perfect toasty flavor to everything!
So, the other day when I was at the store searching for a new bottle of my favorite oil, I couldn’t find any. All the store had was a chili sesame oil.
“Alright,” I thought. “No big. I’ll just adjust my recipe by omitting the chili pepper flakes and use this instead.”
You guys. I had no idea I was such a wimp, but that chili sesame oil is not even messing around. My mouth was on fire. In a not so great way. I should have known I was in trouble when it came out of the bottle a fiery red color.
Needless to say, I hit up another grocery store and secured a couple bottles of pure sesame oil. Minus the flames. Because, no
Then I came home and made some low carb Asian chicken lettuce wraps. I really like to add fried rice to my lettuce wraps to bulk them up a bit, but since I’m doing a keto diet, I made some quick cauliflower fried rice to mix in with my ground chicken and it made these wraps super filling and delicious!
My daughter took a bite of these and said they were her new favorite Asian dish, which is big because she usually just sticks to spring rolls and potstickers when we do Asian for dinner!
These are perfect for carb lovers, too! If you want to swap out the cauliflower fried rice for regular rice, go right ahead. Just cook it as you normally would and then use it in place of the cauliflower. Personally, I’ve been eating cauliflower rice for a long time now, even when I am eating the heck out of some carbs. It has a great flavor and texture and I love that it’s healthier than a starch.
Be sure to check out my Thai Peanut Noodles, too! They’re another favorite recipe I use sesame oil in.