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Lettuce Wraps

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

These lettuce wraps are made with ground chicken, fresh vegetables, herbs, and a flavorful Asian-inspired sauce. Wrap all of the ingredients up in a crisp lettuce leaf and serve as an appetizer or main dish! A fun and delicious recipe!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken, lettuce
Servings: 4
Calories: 358kcal


For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

For the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken, can use ground turkey or pork
  • 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and diced

For the lettuce wraps:

  • 1 large head Boston or butter lettuce, separated
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews, or peanuts


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin, soy sauce, lime juice, chili garlic sauce, mint, ginger, and garlic. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the water chestnuts and pour in the sauce. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • To assemble the lettuce wraps, spoon the mixture into the center of the lettuce leaves. Top with shredded cabbage, carrots, scallions, cilantro, mint, and chopped cashews. Serve immediately.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1082mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4405IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg