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Overhead view of a plate of three Thai chicken lettuce wraps wth limes on the side.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Bursting with flavor, this Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is a healthy and delicious dish that your whole family will love. Light but filling, these wraps come together in 30 minutes or less, making them perfect for a busy weeknight. You can even serve these wraps as an appetizer or main course.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Justin Coit

Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup yellow onion diced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup carrots sliced very thin
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • ½ cup cabbage sliced thin
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves

Optional garnish:

  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • chopped peanuts
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering.
  • Add the onion, salt, and pepper, and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the ground chicken and saute until cooked through and ??no longer pink.
  • Add the carrots, cabbage, and green onions, and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn down the heat to low and add in the soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. Toss everything until well combined and cook for another minute.
  • Spoon the mixture into each lettuce cup and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, chopped peanuts (optional), and a squeeze of lime. Eat right away.

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Notes

  • Make sure to break up the ground chicken with a wooden spoon or spatula as you cook it so it’s not clumped together.
  • For an extra kick of heat, add a drizzle of sriracha to the filling when you add the soy sauce and sweet chili sauce.
  • Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free alternative.
  • If you cannot find butter lettuce, romaine, leaf, or iceberg lettuce is a great choice as well.
  • Not a fan of peanuts? Add some cashews, almonds, or even sunflower seeds as garnish. They add a great crunchy texture to these Asian lettuce wraps.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3902IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg