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4 chicken lettuce wraps with veggies
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🥬 Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Craving delicious lettuce wraps? Look no further! This chicken lettuce wrap recipe is full of veggies, big on flavor and so fun to eat!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Americanized Chinese, Asian
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 218kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large frying pan or wok

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Pound ground chicken
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger finely chopped
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 handful peanuts crushed
  • 1 head butterhead lettuce (Bibb, Boston, or Butter) rinsed and full leaves torn off
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Sriracha hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat sesame oil in a large pan on medium heat. Add ground chicken and cook, breaking apart into small pieces, until chicken is no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
  • Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and ginger to chicken, and cook for 5-6 minutes more (or until onions are translucent).
  • Add Hoisin sauce and Soy Sauce to chicken and stir until heated throughout (about 3 minutes). Keep heat on low until ready to serve.
  • Scoop chicken mixture onto open lettuce leaves. Crush a handful of peanuts in a plastic bag and sprinkle atop the chicken wraps. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle wraps with a few pieces of torn cilantro and Sriracha.

Notes

  • Keep this meal gluten-free by using gluten-free Soy Sauce and Hoisin.
  • Add spice by topping chicken lettuce wraps with Sriracha.
  • Make chicken filling ahead of time. Keep in mind you may need to add some extra sauce/liquid when reheating on the stove as the filling may have soaked up all the sauce.
  • If you want your veggies cooked even more, you can adjust step 1 so that you are cooking your veggies before adding and browning the chicken.  
  • Store chicken mixture separate from lettuce to prevent sogginess.
  • If you don't care for lettuce, you can wrap the filling in tortillas

Nutrition

Serving: 1 wrap | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4525IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg