This Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe is seriously SO yummy! The chicken filling has delicious Asian inspired flavors with a little added crunch from the water chestnuts. This low carb recipe is great for an appetizer or a main dish.
This Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe is my new favorite recipe! The Asian-inspired flavors in the filling pair perfectly with the soft butter lettuce.
My baby turned 8 years old yesterday. I’ve always felt young and never really worrid about age or anything like that but this hit me hard! My oldest will be turning 18 this year and my baby just turned 8. They’re growing up way too fast! It’s really insane.
Sometimes I go back through old posts on here, most of the time because I want to make the recipe, and I actually read the post instead of scrolling through to the recipe. It’s crazy to read stories about my kids when they were so young! Things have changed so much in the last coupe of years!
One thing that doesn’t change, is my love for food! Are you a lettuce wrap lover? I tend to forget about lettuce wraps as a low carb option (probably because I love bread so much, haha!).
But one day when I was at the grocery store, I saw a beautiful head of butter lettuce and I thought …
CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS!
So I ran back through the store grabbing ground chicken, water chestnuts and the condiments neccesary to make this delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe. It’s my new favorite thing to make!
My family loved it. I had to add in a bit more red pepper flakes from myself and my hubby since my kids are babies when it comes to anything remotely spicy. 😉
I love the Asian flavors in this Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe. It has both sweet and spicy elements to it. If you’ve ever eaten at P.F. Chang’s and tried their lettuce wraps, this is a similar version. I wouldn’t say it’s a copycat version, but close.
Seriously, give this recipe a try! I know you’ll love it as much as my family does!
Best Ever Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup sweet onion diced small
- 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp. amino acids or light soy sauce
- 3/4 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger minced
- 8 oz. can water chestnuts drained and diced small
- 1 bunch green onions sliced
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- butter leaves for serving
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add in diced onion and cook until softened.
- Now add in ground chicken, garlic and sesame oil. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
- Combine hoisin sauce, amino acids (or soy sauce), rice vinegar, sriracha, ginger, water chestnuts, green onions (reserving some for topping the lettuce wraps) and red pepper flakes. Heath through and then taste and season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Fill butter lettuce with chicken mixture and serve. Enjoy!
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Rose Mary George says
WOW! this Chicken Lettuce Wraps looks do delicious!
Thank you Rose! They really are!
Jessica Russian says
These were absolutely delicious.
Absolutely delicious! New favorite!
Thanks for the recipe; looks great! What is the recipe you use for the dipping sauce? That seems to make or break the recipe and I haven’t found a great one. Thanks!
Hi Ker! I don’t use a dipping sauce for these. The recipe makes its own kind of sauce and it’s delicious! I do like adding some sriracha to them, too. I hope you give them a try. They are so good!
Loved this recipe. I used chicken breast diced small instead of ground chicken. It worked great. The seasonings were spot on. Yum. Keeping this recipe on hand to sue again and again
Thank you so much, Mary!!
Amanda Smith says
I absolutely loved these! I added a grated carrot and diced bell pepper! Fantastic! I made them a few days ago…..I’m going to make them again but double it up!!!
They are so yummy, right?! Thanks for the nice comment!
Ive been cooking awhile, eating longer;) which I say to say this is the best I’ve had. I followed the recipe but I eyeballed it, as I pretty much only measure when baking 😉 after the first bite I saved the recipe and will not be searching for another I intend to try it with pork and beef as well. Thanks for making a fav accessible
Oh my goodness! I’m thrilled you like it! I just made them again last week. Thanks for the comment, Ali!
Truly the best lettuce wraps EVER and SO easy! I’m making them once a week now that I found this recipe and taking the leftovers to work for lunch. DELISH!!!
Thank you Marley!!
I was looking for some flavorful lunch alternatives when I bumped into this one. YUMMM! Will definitely make this again.
Really good and easy! Thank you!
Love these chicken lettuce wraps, have shared the recipe with others who also love them. Thank you.
Do you know the nutritional values for the recipe?
Absolutely the best lettuce wraps ever! Way better than PF Chang’s. I loved the spiciness. Topped with shredded carrots, the reserved green onions, and a drizzle of Hoisin.
mobasir hassan says
Truly appreciate the way you made this delicious chicken wraps. Everything is so nicely described that really helped me . Looking forward for more such yummy recipes in future too.
Maribeth Thornton says
One of our go to recipes. We just serve it over a bed of lettuce. Less messy.
Linds S says
These were absolutely delicious! I substituted chicken breast and diced it very small.
Loved the sauce ! I will keep this recipe around just for the nice tangy sauce. I also used cubed chicken breast meat instead of ground. It didn’t work as well as a lettuce wrap as ground chicken might have. This was dinner for us also. It was great!
My whole family loves it! I did one pan chicken and one with tofu for my vegetarian husband. I feel like it’s uncommon that I find a recipe I don’t feel like I have to tweak to make it better. Way to go! It was easy too.
Cathy fitz says
This recipe is a winner. I’ve made it several times and to always yummy.
June Robbs says
All your recipes are keepers. Would ground turkey be a good substitute? How many does this serve?
These were a hit with my entire family. I boiled some rice in chicken broth and loaded the wraps with rice and then topped them with turkey using this recipe. It was delightful and my picky teen even loved them!! Thanks
Kris Marie says
Making tonight! My store was out of butter lettuce so I’m going to use romaine leaves. Thank you!
This is an amazing recipe! We put a little more Sriracha in at the end but will make this a couple times of months.
Kris Marie says
Hi, I’m making again tonight and wondered if you receIved my comment question about the water chestnuts? Thank you.
Hi Kris! A 5 oz. can is perfectly enough to use. It’s really up to you how much you use or don’t use. I love crunch so I use it all! I hope this is helpful!
Kris Marie says
Hi Jen, thanks for your reply, I found sliced water chestnuts in a five ounce can and I have my Boston lettuce ready, making this tonight for dinner, we love it! Merry Christmas!
Jeanne Button says
They are awesome. Had guests last night, and they were so impressed with these.