San Choy Bau (South East Asian Lettuce Cups) is a great way to add protein into your diet. Mixed with fresh vegetables and asian inspired oils and spices this lettuce wrap recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner.

I usually eat 2 with an avocado or mixed nuts for lunch. Feel free to top your wraps with a lot of cheese to increase the fat content, typically asian dishes are not served with cheese but simply edit the recipe (make sure you are signed in) to see the updated macros.

256 calories per serving (recipe makes 6)
Protein
41%
Carbs
10%
Fat
49%
Net carbs
3.6g
Fat
13.9g
Saturated Fat
3.2g
Cholesterol
66mg
Sodium
578mg
Carbohydrates
6.0g
Fiber
2.4g
Sugar
1.5g
Sugar Alcohol
0.0g
Protein
26.4g
Vitamin A
42%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
3%
Iron
13%
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Keto San Choy Bau Recipe

Prep time5 mins
Cook time20 mins
Total time25 mins

Yields: 6 serving
Net carbs: 3.6 grams

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Wash all the vegetables, chop or slice as required and keep them aside.
  2. 2
    Put the spices for the 5 spice powder in a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  3. 3
    Pick out 5 Lettuce leaves, wash, drain and leave them aside.
  4. 4
    Heat vegetable oil or peanut oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  5. 5
    Add the ginger garlic paste and stir for a few seconds. Then add the sliced onions and continue sautéing for a minute.
  6. 6
    Now add the chicken mince and stir continuously while breaking up the meat into small pieces.
  7. 7
    Continue browning the meat by stirring well.
  8. 8
    Add salt and continue cooking the meat on medium high heat for around 8 minutes.
  9. 9
    Now add the 5 spice powder, the soy sauce, sesame seed oil and mix everything well.
  10. 10
    Put all the chopped and sliced vegetables into the pan and mix once again.
  11. 11
    Squeeze lime juice over the preparation and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  12. 12
    Taste the dish for salt/soy/sesame seed oil and adjust it to suit your palate.
  13. 13
    Put a ladle full of san choy bau into each lettuce leaf and sprinkle a few crushed peanuts to garnish.

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Keto San Choy Bau - Step 1

Wash all the vegetables, chop or slice as required and keep them aside.

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Put the spices for the 5 spice powder in a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder.

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Heat vegetable oil or peanut oil in a heavy bottomed pan.rnAdd the ginger garlic paste and stir for a few seconds. Then add the sliced onions and continue sautéing for a minute.

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Now add the chicken mince and stir continuously while breaking up the meat into small pieces.rn

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Continue browning the meat by stirring well. Add salt and continue cooking the meat on medium high heat for around 8 minutes.

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Now add the 5 spice powder, the soy sauce, sesame seed oil and mix everything well.rnPut all the chopped and sliced vegetables into the pan and mix once again.rnSqueeze lime juice over the preparation and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

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Taste the dish for salt/soy/sesame seed oil and adjust it to suit your palate.

Keto San Choy Bau - Step 8

Put a ladle full of san choy bau into each lettuce leaf and sprinkle a few crushed peanuts to garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Calorie Breakdown

This keto san choy bau recipe has an estimated 256 calories per serving, with 6 servings overall.

Main Ingredients Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Net carbs (g) Protein (g)
24 oz chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) 851 24 0 0 152
0.5 small onions 16 0 4 3 0
0.5 medium red bell peppers 8 0 2 1 0
3 fresh mushrooms 3 0 1 0 0
1 medium carrots 25 0 6 4 1
1 stalks celery 6 0 1 1 0
1 tsp ginger garlic paste 5 0 1 1 0
3 tbsp soy sauce 24 0 4 3 3
3 tablespoon sesame oil 361 41 0 0 0
0.5 fruit, (2" dia) limes 10 0 4 3 0
3 tbsp vegetable oil 152 17 0 0 0
6 leaf, medium iceberg lettuce 7 0 1 1 0
1 pinch salt 0 0 0 0 0
For the 5 Spice Powder Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Net carbs (g) Protein (g)
1 star anise 5 0 1 1 0
1 cinnamon sticks 0 0 0 0 0
5 tsp peppercorns 25 0 5 0 0
5 cloves - ground 27 1 7 3 1
1 tsp fennel seeds 7 0 1 0 0
Recipe Overall 1,535 84 36 22 159
Per serving 256 14 6 4 26

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