Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Curry Chicken Lettuce Wrap

We love a spicy Indian curry every now and then (actually more often than that) and we also love Asian food. So we decided to do a spin on both these cuisines and made a Curry Chicken Lettuce Wrap. Remember we told you- we are on a low carb diet, so that forces us to think of newer ways to eat our favorite foods!

Lettuce wraps are so very easy to put together with an almost endless array of ingredient variations. You could use the fillings that you use in your burritos, tortillas, pita or even spring rolls- I can imagine making this with cauliflower, soy granules, paneer, tofu etc. You just need to let your imagination and taste buds be your guide.

Curry Chicken Lettuce Wrap

We made such a light, flavorful, healthy & delicious meal of it. Yes- we eat appetizers as meals. Thatโ€™s how we roll! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Comfort food at itโ€™s best and even better with an easy and quick mint raita!

Now who wants the crunch of lettuce with a curry chicken filling this Fiesta Friday?

Here is how we made it:

Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 8-10 leaves of Boston lettuce (iceberg or romaine lettuce works well too)
  • 12 oz (around 340 grams or 1 1/2 cup) ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ยฝ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, purรฉed
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • a dash of turmeric powder
  • ยฝ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ยฝ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ยฝ teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt to taste (start with about a quarter teaspoon)
  • a handful chopped coriander leaves
  • a dash of ground cardamom

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom pan, heat the oil on medium heat.
  2. Add in 1 teaspoon garam masala. Sautรฉ for about 30-40 seconds.
  3. Next add in the onion and ginger. Allow this to cook for about 2-3 until the onions start to cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. Then add in the garlic and tomatoes.
  5. Next add in the green chili, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and stir well.
  6. Add in the ground chicken immediately. And mix well breaking the chicken as it cooks.
  7. Add a few splashes of water if it seems too dry. Remember the idea is to keep it relatively dry- we donโ€™t want an overflowing gravy.
  8. Allow the chicken to cook on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes until the chicken looks cooked.
  9. Next add in the remaining 1 teaspoon garam masala powder and mix well.
  10. Turn the heat off and add in the fresh coriander leaves and ground cardamom.
  11. Serve the chicken on a bed of lettuce leaves along with mint yoghurt and enjoy!

Notes

If you donโ€™t have any of the ground spices mentioned above, you may use 2-3 teaspoons of curry powder in place of all the ground spices.

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Curry Chicken Lettuce Wrap

44 Comments:

  1. Looks very good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great idea Aditi – These look so delicious Aditi…I usually make these Chinese style but indian style looks great too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks, Indu! The whole point to make this was to get away from the usual Chinese style that we make too! Such a great way to enjoy the best of both- chicken curry and a lettuce wrap. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. These look fabulous! My eldest daughter just loves salad wraps. I shall have to give these a try.

  4. Very nice! All the flavor of the curry with none of the heavy bread or rice! Lovely idea for the summer ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. This looks quite delicious! I was just looking for some lighter ideas…perfect!

  6. This is a perfect summer dish! The spices in the curry chicken sound soo good.

  7. Looks delicious and fresh ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Oh, I love this recipe – can almost imagine how these wraps taste – delicious!! I love to make lettuce (or other greens based) wraps, makes you feel less guilty and they are so refreshing too!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. This would absolutely hit the spot for me today! Wow, yummmmm. I’m low carb as well, so it’ll be fun to keep up with your recipes. Happy Fiesta Friday!

  10. I really enjoy lettuce wraps for something lighter to eat. Your curry chicken is a different version for me but sounds really good ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I love curry, but I have only eaten them with rice. This curry chicken in lettuce wraps is another great way to enjoy curry chicken – brilliant meal that’s bursting with flavors! Thanks for bringing them to FF! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great photos, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy and have a fab weekend!

  12. This looks absolutely delicious guys! I love that you have them in lettuce wraps – great idea and gorgeous photos too xx Happy Fiesta Friday!

  13. mmmm this looks really yummy i am so bummed i cant re blog and scrapbook this to make it later…xx

  14. Excellent idea to use the lettuce to cut back on carbs!

  15. Perfect summer meal, light but delicious. I love eating handheld packages but alas, sometimes overdo it with the bread, so this is a good alternative!

    • You’re right, Sue- it’s a great summer meal. And I know what you are saying about overdoing with bread- it comes to the rescue on most occasions but this and its variations are such a great way to cut down on carbs.

  16. Lettuce wraps are a nice way to eliminate carbs from a meal. Your curried chicken sounds great and I think the wraps will be popular at the party. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Love the combination of flavors in your dish, looks like a perfect meal to me!

  18. Oooo so yum! I’ve a vegetarian but I still want to eat these ๐Ÿ˜›

  19. I am so glad I found your site. I am loving your posts.

  20. Haven’t had much Indian food… Just now getting brave enough to try it. I experimented with curry a bit and liked it. I would love to try this!

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  22. What a light meal and scrumptious meal too! Guys this is really nice. I want to try it with soy mince.

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