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Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Plus a Review and Giveaway!


Recently I was contacted by Kelapo Coconut Oil, asking if I would do a review.

I have to be honest…I’ve never even tried coconut oil. After a little research and this is what I found out:

-Although both coconut oil and olive oil are healthy fats, coconut oil has no trans fat or cholesterol.

-Coconut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which is more ideal for cooking with higher temperatures.

-Coconut changes from a liquid to a solid below 76 degrees.

To melt – add the amount of oil you need to a small glass bowl, then place the bowl in a slightly larger one filled halfway with hot water. Stir until melted.

I wanted to make a savory dish to see how much of difference using coconut oil made.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into chunks

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 8 oz can water chestnuts

1 cup mushrooms, washed

1 1/2 cups chow mein noodles

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp teriyaki sauce

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Peanuts, crushed

Iceburg lettuce leaves

Add to a food processor the water chestnuts and mushrooms. Pulse until chopped pretty fine. Not shredded – but tiny pieces.

Over medium-high heat, add the coconut oil. When hot, toss in the chicken. After about a minute, give it a good stir and reduce heat to medium-low. Toss every minute or two until almost done, about 5-7 minutes, then add ginger and vegetables. Cook for another 3 minutes, making sure the chicken is completely done.

To make the sauce, whisk together the soy sauce through red pepper flakes. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, then some of the sauce, chow mein noodles and finally, crushed peanuts.

Inhale.

Repeat.

Delicious. Cooking the chicken in coconut oil gave it just a teensy hint of sweetness – but not really sweet. It complimented the flavors very, very well. I also LOVED how the oil tolerated heat. Good stuff!

To one of my readers, I am giving away one 8 oz. jar of Kelapo Coconut Oil.

Mandatory Entry:

  1. Comment on this post.

Bonus Entries:

  1. Follow me on Facebook, and comment that you did.
  2. Subscribe to my blog and verify subscription.
  3. Follow me on Twitter, and comment that you did.
  4. Follow Kelapo on Facebook, and comment that you did.

 

You have until October 2nd at 11:59 PM Central Time to enter. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

~Dixie Chik~
 *This contest is closed*

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Avrora Davidovna
    October 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    I like Kelapo Coconut on facebook as Avrora Davidovna.

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

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    Avrora Davidovna
    October 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    I subscribe to your blog with Google Friend Connect as Avrora Davidovna.

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

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    Avrora Davidovna
    October 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    I like you on facebook as Avrora Davidovna.

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

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    Avrora Davidovna
    October 4, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    This looks delicious! I’ve been experimenting more with coconut oil, both in cooking and soapmaking, and I’ve been really impressed with how versatile it is.

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

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    LaCinda Brooks
    October 2, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    I just liked your facebook page and Kelapo’s as well. I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and have been using it for 5 years now. It boosts energy, ups your metabolism and is so healthy for you due to the lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids. I’ve never tried Kelapo before and I hope I win, I have coconut oil in my pantry at all times. It is also very nice for skin moisturizing.

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    Beth Michelle
    October 1, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    Never cooked with coconut oil before but am going to go out and see if I can find it here. Sounds like a great alternative to olive oil.
    Love these lettuce wraps! Such a great way to use the coconut oil!
    Beth Michelle recently posted..Mascarpone Pomegranate Cheesecake

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    Joy
    September 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Great recipe. I would love a jar of that. I normally make my own coconut oil.
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    carolinaheartstrings
    September 30, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Boy do those look fantastic. New to the coconut oil too. Will definitely have to try it.
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    Caia
    September 30, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Yum – that looks fantastic. Coconut is very versatile, I use it as a sub for dairy in baking. Excited to try this brand.

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    Jen
    September 29, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Subscribe to your blog

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    Jen
    September 29, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Liked (following) Kelapo on FB

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    Jen
    September 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Follow you on Twitter

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    Jen
    September 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Like you on FB!

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    Jen
    September 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Commenting on your post. Question, does coconut oil have any coconut flavor to it?

    • Reply
      Dixie Chik
      September 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM

      Thanks for commenting. It has a very slight taste – but you can, for the most part, use it in your everyday recipes. For example, tonight I used it in a Greek dressing I made for a salad instead of olive oil. No one noticed the difference. However, when I sauteed my chicken in it, you could tell a teensy bit if you were looking for it.

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    SunnyD @ andloveittoo
    September 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    🙂 Coconut oil is great in so many things! Because we are dairy-free, this is my go-to butter replacement in most everything. I haven’t tried Kelapo just yet, but appreciate the great review!

    As you know, I follow you on twitter and Facebook…I’ll post this a little later, too.

    xoxo,
    SunnyB
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    Jennie
    September 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Flavored oils add a dimension to recipes that bring them from standard to truly delicious!

  • Reply
    Stacey
    September 29, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    I like Kelapo 🙂

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    Stacey
    September 29, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    I subscribed!

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    Stacey
    September 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Im following you on Twitter!

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    Stacey
    September 29, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Love coconut oil! I liked your Facebook page!

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    Vanessa [Coupon Loving Chicks]
    September 29, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Haven’t tried cooking with Coconut Oil yet [and I live in a tropical city so you’d think I would have right? lol]. Seems like it should be fun though! Great giveaway! *crossing fingers* Hope I win! 🙂

    ♥ Vanessa
    Coupon Loving Chicks

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    Nichole C
    September 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    I am on a low carb fix lately and this recipe totally looks tasty and is a meal I can make and eat!! I love coconut oil, so this dish is such a win for me!

    I already like Kelapo on facebook
    I liked you on facebook
    I followed you on Twitter (@NicholeCrews)
    and I am now subscribing to your blog by email!!

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    Cindy
    September 28, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Haven’t tried Kelapo coconut oil yet but have been looking at it. Great to hear all the good about it.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    September 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    I like Kelapo on FB
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    September 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    I follow you on twitter
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    September 27, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    I follow you on FB
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    September 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Great lettuce wraps! I made a chicken dish with my coconut oil. It is GREAT stuff! And I don’t even like coconut!
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