To keep dishes on the lighter side, I often swop out the bread and use lettuce wraps instead. Not only does this cut back on some carbs and calories but adds some extra greens in your diet, which I always recommend! Boston Bibb Lettuce is my typical go-to lettuce, as it has large loose leaves which will hold your filling perfectly. Feel free to get creative though; if you see something else you could use instead, go for it! I’ve tried everything from collard greens to kale!
Quinoa is a remarkable “superfood” with many nutritional advantages. It has a high fiber content, keeping you fuller, longer. Quinoa is also a good source of iron, magnesium, and manganese, making it a more nutritious option for gluten-free diets. This “superfood” also has a significant amount of protein. If you are vegetarian, you can omit the chicken from this recipe and still have a complete protein from the quinoa. That’s right, quinoa is a complete protein, so it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. It offers you all of the benefits from your traditional protein sources, such as meat and eggs.
I topped mine with cucumbers, red cabbage and carrots!
Yields 6 servings
2 large boneless chicken breasts
3 tbsp coconut aminos
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
1/4 tsp dried ginger
For the Ginger Peanut sauce:
3/4 cups Bragg's Ginger & Sesame Salad Dressing
2 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
For the wraps:
2 heads of Boston Bibb lettuce
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 cup diced cucumbers
1 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1) In a Ziplock plastic bag, add your marinade for the chicken: coconut aminos, olive oil, sesame seed oil, garlic cloves, and ginger. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
2) While waiting, chop vegetables and cook quinoa according to directions on the package.
3) Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and set oven to broil. Broil for 20 minutes. Flip the breasts and broil for another 15 minutes.
4) Remove and slice the breasts into strips.
5) Stir together the Bragg's Ginger & Sesame Salad Dressing and peanut butter.
6) Time to assemble!
Scoop 2 tbsp quinoa onto your bib lettuce
Add a few strips of chicken breast
Add desired amount of chopped vegetables
Top with Ginger Peanut sauce
Sprinkle extra peanuts on top