Serves 4


  • 4-5 chicken breast, cooked and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 green onions, rinsed and diced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 8-10 leaves lettuce (bibb, romaine, butter, or boston varieties work well)


Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Add shallots, green onions, and garlic.  Cook about three minutes or until shallots become translucent.  Add chicken and continue cooking about 2 minutes.  In a small bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger until well combined.  Add to skillet and cook additional 2-3 minutes until sauce is thickened.  Add water chestnuts.  Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Kid Friendly Ideas:

  • Keep some chicken separate and then let kids dip into sauce.
  • Serve in whole grain tortilla.
  • Use water chestnuts as a new “trying” food to touch, smell, lick, and taste.

Cole Berschback
By: Cole Berschback

Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.

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