Yesterday Reba Studebaker (a legs model in Los Angeles) invited a few friends to her house for lunch. I’m always excited to see Reba and enjoy knowing what she eats! Her version of Asian Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps are 2 per serving and total 275 calories. Reba used Korean steak sauce (gochugang) to savor the depth to the chicken. This morning Reba emailed the recipe with a photo taken by Justin Walker. I’m also including a photo of Reba’s legs!
2 1/2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon gochujang sauce (such as Annie Chun’s)
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
1 cup uncooked long-grain brown rice
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
12 Bibb lettuce leaves
24 English cucumber slices
4 green onions, diagonally sliced
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Place 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture in a small bowl; set aside. Add chicken slices to remaining soy sauce mixture in bag; seal. Refrigerate 2 hours.
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Sprinkle sesame seeds over chicken. Place 3 tablespoons rice in each lettuce leaf; top each lettuce leaf with 1/3 cup chicken mixture, 2 cucumber slices, and about 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions. Serve with reserved 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture.