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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Chicken lettuce wraps are quick and easy to make. Made of sauteed ground chicken with flavorful Asian savory sauce and served on lettuce leaves. It’s a great appetizer or a light meal any time of the day!

Chicken Lettuce WrapsChicken lettuce wraps are popular in Southeast Asia and many restaurants. What to love about this famous dish? It’s delicious, budget-friendly, and a satisfying dish that can feed a crowd. Also, it can easily be customized and switched the meat or vegetables. Add hot chili for a spicy version.

Chicken lettuce wraps wrapped in Romaine lettuceMain Ingredients

Lettuce– Romaine, iceberg, Bibb, Boston, and butterhead lettuce are great for wraps.

Chicken– can be substituted with red meat or tofu for a vegan version.

Aromatics– onion, garlic, and ginger

Sauce– Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, or substitute with mushroom sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, water, and cornstarch.

Adjust these ingredients to taste or to your liking.

Hoisin sauce– has a sweet and salty umami taste.

Oyster sauce is salty and may need to adjust the measurement to taste. May substitute with mushrooms sauce.

Dark Soy Sauce is slightly thicker and less salty than regular soy sauce and it adds a dark color to the dish

Optional vegetables are mushrooms (cremini or shiitake), water chestnuts, carrots, celery, and bell peppers.

Chicken Lettuce wraps ingredients

How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This comes together quickly. Start by preparing all the ingredients before you start cooking and place them close to the stove.
Make the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until blended and smooth. Set aside. You can also make this ahead and store it in the fridge.
Cooking the chicken filling in a wok for Chicken lettuce wraps
Sautè the aromatics, chicken, and vegetables. Preheat the wok and add the canola oil. Sautè onions and mushrooms for a minute or until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are soft. Add the chicken, garlic, and ginger. Sautè and cook for about 1 minute and the chicken turns white.
Chicken lettuce wraps filling
Add the sauce and optional vegetables and continue cooking for another minute or two. Remove from heat or transfer in a serving bowl, so the chicken and the vegetables will stop cooking in the wok.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
How to Serve
You need the filling to cool down a bit and serve it warm with the lettuce. Then garnish with finely chopped green onions or chives, if desired.
What to Serve
Alternatively, you can also serve it with your favorite carbs like rice, noodles, or a low-carb crispy wonton. To balance the flavor, it is also delicious with pickled vegetables like radishes and cucumbers. Yum!😋
Chicken lettuce wraps on crispy wonton topped with pickled vegetables
Chicken lettuce wraps on crispy wonton topped with pickled vegetables

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This Chicken lettuce wraps recipe is quick and easy to make. Made of sautè ground chicken with flavorful Asian savory sauce and served on lettuce leaves. It's a great appetizer or a light meal any time of the day!
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Course: Appetizer, Main, Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5

Watch How to Make It

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients

  • 5 Lettuce leaves Romaine or Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb Chicken ground or minced
  • 1 cup cremini or shiitake mushrooms sub with water chestnut or add both
  • ½ cup onion or shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced or grated

Optional vegetables

  • ½ cup carrot finely chopped
  • ¼ cup celery finely chopped
  • cup bell pepper finely chopped

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce or to taste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or to taste
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce or to taste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  • Make the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix until blended and smooth. Set aside.
  • Sautè the aromatics, chicken, and vegetables. Preheat the wok and add the canola oil. Saute onion and mushrooms for a minute or 2. Add the chicken, garlic, ginger, and sauce. Sautè for about 1 minute or until the chicken turn white. Then add the vegetables and continue cooking for another minute or two. Remove from heat and serve with the lettuce. Garnish with finely chopped green onions or finely chopped chives, if desired.

Notes

Lettuce for chicken wraps-Romaine, iceberg, Bibb, Boston, and butterhead lettuce.
For the sauce. Adjust these ingredients to taste or to your liking.
Hoisin sauce- has a sweet and salty umami taste.
Oyster sauce is salty and may need to adjust the measurement to taste. May substitute with mushrooms sauce.
Dark Soy Sauce is slightly thicker and less salty than regular soy sauce and it adds a dark color to the dish.
How to Serve. You need the filling to cool down a bit and serve it warm with the lettuce.
What to Serve. Alternatively, you can also serve it with rice or noodles, and or a low-carb crispy wonton. To balance the flavor, it is also delicious to serve with pickled vegetables like radishes and cucumbers. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 456mg20%
Potassium 328mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 4311IU86%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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