With school about to be back in session, I’m looking forward to life regaining a little bit of normalcy. While I’ve adored this summer with my kids, I haven’t gotten to spend much time focusing on me. Now that they will be happily back in their classrooms, I’ve been getting back in the kitchen and coming up with low carb meals that I can get excited about. Now, before you start thinking that I’m cooking away the day, let me tell you….this mama is busy and I’m good with that. However, I always make time in my busy schedule for a quick and easy lunch and I love finding flavors that get me excited and provide the perfect base for creativity in the kitchen. That’s why I just had to share this Ginger Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups recipe that is not only low carb but it takes less than 5 minutes to make! Think I’m kidding? I’m totally not so be sure to grab the recipe below!
Truth: this is one of my favorite lunches right now because it’s so tasty and so easy to make! But before I share how to make it, I need to introduce you to the main ingredient that I’m crushing on hard. Chances are pretty good that if you’re like me, you’re familiar with StarKist®‘s Tuna and Salmon Creations®. There’s no doubt that they have been a staple in my pantry for quite some time. While I totally adore them, I’ll be honest and tell you that chicken is my protein of choice. That’s why I’m beyond excited that StarKist® discovered the way to my heart and created Chicken Creations™ pouches. Much like their cousins tuna and salmon, these no drain pouches come in a variety of delicious flavors like BOLD Buffalo Style, Zesty Lemon Pepper, Ginger Soy and Chicken Salad.
While all of these StarKist® Chicken Creations™ pouches that boast premium, white meat chicken that is sourced fro American farms and raised cage and hormone free are uh-mazing and totally perfect to tear, eat and go!™, I’ve fallen head over heels for the StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy. You see, within one perfectly sized pouch is premium chicken, vinegar and a tangy Asian ginger soy seasoning that’s oh, so good! Add to that the fact that each pouch of my StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy has only 90 calories yet still boasts 10 grams of filling protein and it’s a perfect starting point for my easy Ginger Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups!
- 3 Pouches of StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy
- ¼ Cup of Diced Water Chestnuts
- ¼ Cup of Matchstick Carrots
- ⅓ Cup of Diced Green Onions
- 4-6 Pieces of Butterhead Lettuce
- Open the pouches of StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy and add them to a bowl.
- Mix in the water chestnuts, carrots and green onions and stir well.
- Spoon two large tablespoons of the mixture onto each piece of lettuce.
- Top with additional green onions and enjoy!
Since all the seasoning that are required for this recipe are in the StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy pouch, it really could not be any easier to make! I simply emptied my entire pouches into a bowl and then added my water chestnuts, matchstick carrots and diced green onions.
The sauce from the pouch was just the right amount to coat everything perfectly as I stirred it together and ensure that every bite of my Ginger Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups are perfection.
Once I had stirred together my StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy with my other simple ingredients, I laid out my butterhead lettuce and spooned my mixture onto each piece.
After topping my Ginger Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups with a sprinkle of green onions, my lunch time creation was complete and did I mention, totally delicious?
With the amazing flavor that comes straight from the pouch of StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Ginger Soy in each and every bite, this is a lunch I never get tired of!
Instead, I find myself whipping it up time and again for a quick and easy lunch that actually gets me excited about living this low carb lifestyle.
While I adore these Ginger Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups (and highly recommend that you make some, like, NOW!), I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you that these StarKist® Chicken Creations™ single serve pouches are truly good enough to simply tear open and enjoy when you’re on the go. In fact, the StarKist® Chicken Creations™ Chicken Salad that feature tangy chicken salad with savory dill relish, crisp celery and red peppers and is gluten and soy free has never even made it into a recipe in my home because instead, it’s perfect to eat just as it is.
For me, as a busy mom, that’s the beauty of these StarKist® Chicken Creations™! You can mix them up, whip them up or simply tear them open and enjoy because no matter how you eat them, the simple truth is that they are truly delicious!
If you’re ready to make lunch time your favorite time of the day, be sure to pick up StarKist® Chicken Creations™ at a mass retailer near you. The single serve, no drain pouches are perfect for whipping up a simple recipe or enjoying anytime and anywhere when you just tear, eat and go!™. Then, for more ideas, inspiration and mouth-watering recipes, don’t forget to follow @StarKistCharlie on Instagram and Twitter and like StarKist on Facebook or visit http://starkist.com/.
Now tell me, which of the StarKist® Chicken Creations™ flavors are you most excited to try?