Low Carb Lettuce Wraps
I recently fell in love with Thai basil and have been obsessed with incorporating it into all of my recipes. If you have never tried Thai basil, I definitely recommend giving it a try right away. While regular, Italian basil is great, Thai basil has a slight licorice like taste added in that goes well in so many recipes. It is delicious in soups, adds some tasty complex flavor to beef and it is absolutely amazing with chicken.
Another benefit of Thai basil is that it is a little more hearty than regular Italian basils. You can cook with Thai basil and it will not break down or lose its taste during the cooking process. Those pretty purple and green leaves can really hold up under high heat! So no need to wait until the end of the recipe to mix in your Thai basil, you can add it right in with the chicken as it cooks and infuse even more flavor into your dish!
Of course, if you do not have Thai basil readily available to you, regular sweet basil will work great in this recipe as well. I have made these low carb chicken wraps with both types and, while I prefer that little extra flavor that Thai basil has, sweet Italian basil is great too! As long as you have some kind of basil, you are good to go!
Now, I am going to share a little secret with you about how to cut chicken breast so that it is nice and small. You may think that this method of mincing chicken sounds a little crazy but let me tell you that it works perfectly. You will never believe how small and uniform you can make chicken until you try this way of chopping.
First, put your chicken breast in the freezer and let it freeze completely. Then, take the chicken out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for just 30 minutes to an hour. This will make the chicken still pretty frozen but soft enough to cut. When the chicken is in this semi-frozen state, it is very easy to slice and a sharp chef’s knife will cut right into it, giving you perfect, small pieces. You can mind the chicken breast incredibly easily with no slippery, tough chicken breast making it difficult! Give this frozen, cutting method a try and you will never go back to cutting chicken without freezing it first ever again.
Once you have your chicken chopped and your Thai basil on hand, you are ready to make a perfect, low carb lettuce wrap that is full of delicious, Asian inspired flavors. This keto recipe only takes a few minutes to put together and can easily be doubled or tripled to give you enough chicken filling to serve a whole party of people! You may even want to skip the lettuce wrap and just eat the chicken filling on it’s own or paired with some cauliflower rice. Whatever you choose, you are going to love this recipe. Let us know how great it was by leaving a comment below! We want to hear from you.
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