The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Saucy Mama Skinny Mama Recipe Contest ~ Spicy Chipotle Mustard Chicken Lettuce Wraps + GIVEAWAY!!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saucy Mama Skinny Mama Recipe Contest ~ Spicy Chipotle Mustard Chicken Lettuce Wraps + GIVEAWAY!!

I was invited to participate in the Saucy Mama Skinny Mama recipe contest this year. If you read my blog, you know that I was the Grand Prize winner of the recipe contest in 2010 with my Saucy Beef Bites - Two Ways Recipe


This year they are looking for a recipe that is low calorie or healthy. Since I am starting to cook healthier these days, this is the perfect time for me to create a new recipe to help me lose weight. What I find about low cal cooking is that you need to add lots of flavor in order to make up for the bad calories you are taking out.

Again, if you know me you know I don't do well with recipes. My style of cooking is totally willy-nilly and I just toss stuff together. It is hard for me to buckle down and write down a recipe but I did. I wasn't sure where to start but the other day I had bought some ground chicken as a substitute to ground beef. I liked it and so did hubby so I knew I wanted to create something that would incorporate the ground chicken.


I was sent a box full of Saucy Mama mustard to help me along. I was to choose one or two and create the recipe. I got a bottle of Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard, Saucy Mama Dijon Mustard, Saucy Mama Champagne Honey Mustard, Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard, Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard and Suzie’s Yellow Mustard. I wanted to use the Chipolte Mustard because I knew that would pack a flavorful punch.

I decided on making some spicy tacos. My problem was that I needed to cut calories so I thought instead of tortillas or taco shells, I could make lettuce wraps instead. They are like tacos so I thought it would work. But I needed something to cut the spicy to cut the chicken filling so I made a spicy coleslaw to put on top. Although the coleslaw is spicy, it is also a good topping because it give the wrap a little texture and coolness.


So here is my recipe for my Spicy Chipotle Mustard Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Ingredients:

Chicken Filling:
Package of ground chicken (about 16 oz.) - 180 calories per 4 oz serving
2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard - 30 calories
One red pepper (diced) - 22 calories
1/4 cup of chopped onion - 24 calories
Cilantro chopped (to taste) - 1 calorie
salt and pepper (to taste)

Coleslaw:
Packaged coleslaw mix (1.5 cups) - 5 calories
4 oz. plain yogurt - 71 calories (You can substitute low fat sour cream if you do not like plain yogurt)
pinch of sugar - 8 calories for 1/2 teaspoon
1 tablespoon Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard - 15 calories
1/4 tsp of apple cider vinegar - 0
salt and pepper (to taste)
Lettuce Leaves - I used Butter Lettuce Leaves - 1 calorie per leaf

Mix the ground chicken with the mustard and then brown in a non-stick frying pan with onions, peppers, salt, pepper and cilantro.  As the chicken filling is cooking make the coleslaw. Mix the yogurt, mustard, sugar, apple cider vinegar together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Wash the lettuce leaves you will be using and dry. Place them on the plate. Put a spoonful of chicken filling into the lettuce leaf and then add a dollop of the slaw. That's it. How easy peasy is this recipe and it is delicious. Each lettuce leaf held about an ounce of filling so you could easily have 4 lettuce wraps in one sitting. A serving of 4 lettuce leaves with a one ounce serving of filling and slaw is under 350 calories which is not too shabby.

The chicken filling is spicy with 2 tablespoons of mustard. You can add less to make it less spicy because the coleslaw is spicy as well. But it is not so spicy because the Chipotle Mustard is very smooth and delicious.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is super versatile. You could easily use turkey or tofu instead of chicken. You can add different veggies. You can take out the slaw and add salsa or guacamole as the topping. It is really up to you. As long as you keep the protein lean and not use fatty ingredients, you can do what you want.

I actually loved this recipe because it filled me up and was tasty. Like I said before, I have found when cooking low cal, you need to make sure the flavors are there or it is unappetizing. The Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard was that kick the recipe needed. This could serve up to 4 people. I know I will be serving this again.

Wish me luck on the recipe contest again this year. And remember to vote for my recipe so I can get to the semi-finals. Buen Provecho!

Now onto the giveaway! I have a few Saucy Mama Mustard to give away to one lucky reader. You will love the mustard because all the flavors are really good! Just enter below on the Rafflecopter giveaway.



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55 comments:

  1. for Valentine's day, we had a homemade pizza party

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  2. I'd like the Dijon Mustard.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. Saucy mama champagne homey mustard, yum!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  4. The Saucy Mama Champagne Honey Mustard sounds good to me!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard sounds good.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. The Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard sounds delicious

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  7. I do not need to look any farther than the Champagne Honey mustard! I KNOW I would love it! Yum
    spacemonkey907 (at) yahoo dot com

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  8. I think the chipotle mustard sounds great! chefl@swbell.net

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  9. The lemon Tarragon mustard and the Honey Champagne flovors both sound good.
    mpapetti@live.com

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  10. Saucy Mama Champagne mustard sounds fabulous

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  11. The Smoky Garlic mustard sounds great! Maija pinkmaija (at) yahoo.com

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  12. I'd like to try the Smoky Garlic Mustard. I bet it's really delicious.

    lanemahnke@yahoo.com

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  13. I would like the tarragon! That sounds like it would be great on turkey or chicken sandwiches.

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  14. All Natural Saucy Mama's Smokey Garlic Mustard sounds delicious!

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  15. The Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard sounds delicious.

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  16. Saucy mama champagne homey mustard

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  17. The Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard sounds good!

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  18. The Saucy Mama Honey Champagne Mustard sounds really good! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
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  19. Ooo, Saucy Mama Garlic Mustard :) yummm

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  20. The Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard

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  21. The Dejon Mustard sounds great!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  22. I want to try the Saucy mama champagne homey mustard most.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  23. I want Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard

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  24. Definitely the Champagne Honey Mustard. It sounds delish!
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail{dot}com

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  25. Would love to try the Chipotle Mustard !! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  26. The smoky Garlic Mustard sounds robust- I'd like to try it
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  27. The Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard sounds delish. Raffle Copter: happi shopr

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  28. The Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard sounds great.

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  29. The Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard sounds the most delicious at the moment!
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  30. The saucy mama smoky garlic mustard appeals to me
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  31. Tarragon Lemon Mustard and Smoky Garlic Mustard sound superdelicious!

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  32. Saucy Mama Champagne Honey Mustard sounds good

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  33. Chipotle Mustard sounds yummy!
    Susan Chester

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  34. They all sound delicious -- especially Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard and Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  35. I want to try them all but the Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard
    the most!

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  36. I would love to try them all but mostly the Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard

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  37. Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard

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  38. The Chipotle Mustard

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  39. The Saucy Mama Champagne Honey Mustard

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  40. Chipotle mustard

    wendyhines at hotmail dot com

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  41. The Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard Sounds super good

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  42. So many sound good I'd love the Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard

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  43. Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon is my Mustard of choice!

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  44. I like the Tarragon Lemon Mustard

    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  45. The Saucy Mama Champagne Honey Mustard
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  46. The Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard sounds yummy!

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I think Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard sounds good. :)

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  48. The Chipolte Mustard sounds really good.
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  49. I'd love to try their Smoky Garlic mustard! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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