I was tempted to try these 5:2 Chinese Egg Roll Wraps from Lavendar and Lovage, but I was not anxious to blow 70 calories on an egg to make one wrapper for the meal. I bought some rice paper/spring roll wrappers to test out instead, but even 30 calories sounded high if I wanted to use two. And then I realized... why not just use Romaine leaves like my Turkey & Mushroom Asian Lettuce Wraps? Using only 5 calories or so for the wrappers let me add in more chicken, more sauce, and lots of veggies! I mixed things up a little and used Hoisin sauce in place of the sweet chili sauce and the results are tasty!
(For those of you counting calories, I've added the amount for each ingredient so you can easily make tweaks without having to re-calculate everything. Anything marked with an asterisk* may vary a lot based on what you buy, so make sure to compare your label.)
Chinese Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps
4 cups savoy cabbage, shredded (78)
1/2 cup shredded carrot (26)
2 green onion, thinly sliced (10)
2 tsp. grated ginger (2)
2 tsp. minced garlic (0)
5 oz. cooked chicken, shredded or chopped (170)
1/2 tsp. Chinese 5 spice (2)
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce (120*)
3 oz. Romaine (12)
1) Heat up a large pan over medium heat. Add the savoy, carrots, green onion, ginger, and minced garlic and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2) Add the chicken, 5 spice, and Hoisin sauce and mix well. Cook for a minute or two to warm through.
3) Cut the Romaine leaves into 4" long pieces. You may also want to trim the widest pieces down to about 4-5" wide to make them easier to handle (some are huge!). Each person will need 5-6 pieces.
To eat, spoon some of the mixture down the center of the leaf and fold in half like a taco. Serves 2.
Calories - 210 for 1/2