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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

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This Asian chicken lettuce wrap recipe is packed full of savory, browned chicken and sauce that's wrapped in a fresh lettuce leaf for a simple and colorful dish.
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  1. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Skip the tortillas and try this easy Asian chicken lettuce wrap recipe that’s packed full of protein and vegetables. This recipe features ground chicken browned and flavored with a mouthwatering sauce and then wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf for a light and tasty appetizer or entree that the whole family will love.

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Ground pepper (to taste)
  • ⅓ cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or rice wine vinegar
  • 5 ounces canned water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 head butter lettuce, individual leaves separated, rinsed and patted dry

PRO TIP: Mirin is similar to sake but with lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. You can substitute rice vinegar plus sugar if you can’t find mirin at the grocery store. 

Substitutions and Additions

MEAT: You can use ground turkey, ground pork, or ground beef in place of the ground chicken if you would prefer. You could also finely chop chicken breasts or chicken thighs for this recipe.

PEPPERS: Red or green bell peppers, chopped in small pieces, would add a pop of color and fresh, crisp flavor.

VEGETABLES: If you want to add even more veggies either into the mix with the chicken or as a topping, you could pick your favorite stir fry veggies such as bean sprouts, or bok choy cut up in small pieces.

SPICE: If sriracha sauce isn’t enough spice for your taste buds, you could also add a dash of red pepper flakes into your seasoning mix.

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How To Make This Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe

STEP ONE: Sauté ground chicken and onion in the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper while cooking, but do not add any salt until all of the sauce ingredients have been added, and you can taste the finished seasoning.

PRO TIP: The ground chicken is very mild, and this dish can easily become oversalted. Only add additional soy sauce and/or salt after tasting.  

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STEP TWO: When all the moisture has evaporated from the skillet, the chicken is no longer pink, and the onions are soft and translucent, add the garlic and sauté a bit longer until the garlic is fragrant.

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STEP THREE: Add ginger, sesame oil, sriracha, hoisin, soy sauce, and mirin to the skillet. Cook and stir until the ingredients are well blended and simmering.

PRO TIP: Adjust the sriracha for more or less spice.

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STEP FOUR: Add in water chestnuts and sliced green onions and heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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STEP FIVE: Spoon the chicken mixture into the butter lettuce leaves and serve.

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How To Serve

Serve this delicious wrap alongside our fried rice for a complete meal. If you are serving this recipe for kids, they may prefer the meat mixture served over brown rice or noodles rather than trying to navigate the lettuce wraps.

Asian cooking is full of distinctive and tasty flavors. For other Asian dishes, a few of our favorite recipes include Korean beef and our honey garlic chicken.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these Asian lettuce wraps with chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze the chicken filling to use for future meals. Thaw in the fridge, warm the mixture in the microwave and spoon it into fresh lettuce leaves when you are ready to eat.

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Delicious flavors mingle together in a sauce that seasons the mixture of chicken and onions before they are nestled in the fresh lettuce leaf. Make these Asian-style chicken lettuce wraps as a snack or the main dish as part of a larger meal.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I serve with these easy Asian chicken lettuce wraps?

Serve this delicious recipe alone as an appetizer or with fried rice on the side for a complete meal.

What lettuce is best for this Asian chicken lettuce wraps recipe?

The best lettuce for these Thai chicken lettuce wraps is butter lettuce. Green leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce will also work.

How do you cut lettuce for lettuce wraps?

It is very simple to cut lettuce for lettuce wraps. Cut off the bottom part of the head of lettuce. Carefully peel away each piece of lettuce for your wrap. Wash the leaves and pat dry before adding your fillings.

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

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This Asian chicken lettuce wrap recipe is packed full of savory, browned chicken and sauce that's wrapped in a fresh lettuce leaf for a simple and colorful dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or rice wine vinegar
  • 5 ounces water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed, and patted dry

Instructions
 

  • Sauté ground chicken and onion in the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle with a bit of black pepper while cooking, but do not add any salt until all of the sauce ingredients have been added and you can taste the finished seasoning.
  • When all the moisture has evaporated from the skillet, the chicken is no longer pink, and the onions are soft and translucent, add the garlic and sauté a bit longer until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add ginger, sesame oil, sriracha, hoisin, soy sauce, and mirin to the skillet. Cook and stir until the ingredients are well blended and simmering.
  • Add in water chestnuts and sliced green onions and heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce leaves and serve.

Notes

  • Mirin is similar to sake but with lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. You can substitute rice vinegar plus sugar if you can’t find mirin at the grocery store.
  • The ground chicken is very mild, and this dish can easily become oversalted. Only add additional soy sauce and/or salt after tasting.  
  • Adjust the sriracha for more/less spice.

Nutrition

Sodium: 935mg | Calcium: 61mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Vitamin A: 1442IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 830mg | Cholesterol: 98mg | Calories: 358kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Iron: 3mg
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