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 Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time20 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe
Ground pepper,to taste
½ to 1teaspoonsriracha
2tablespoonslight soy sauce
2tablespoonsmirinor rice wine vinegar
5ounceswater chestnuts,drained and diced
1headbutter lettuce,leaves separated, rinsed, and patted dry
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.
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.