These healthy Asian chicken lettuce wraps are so easy to whip up! They’re like the PF Chang’s lettuce wraps but better for you and still just as delicious.

Oh man, PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. The best thing on the menu, right?! I can’t remember the last time I went to PF Chang’s, but I do remember loving their chicken lettuce wraps, so I figured I would recreate my own version! I love the flavor and texture of these wraps — the umami-rich Asian chicken combined with the crunch-factor from the water chestnuts and lettuce is just so satisfying.

Four chicken lettuce wraps on a plate.

There are three main parts to these lettuce wraps: the chicken filling, the peanut sauce and the lettuce wraps! All three are important for this recipe so let’s break them down!

The Chicken Mixture

This is the most time intensive part to the recipe, but still not too bad, I promise! You’ll start by mixing the sauce/marinade for the chicken in a small bowl and set aside:

  • hoisin sauce
  • low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • rice wine vinegar
  • Sriracha
  • sesame oil

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and add the avocado or olive oil and onions. Cook until the onions are soft and then add in the garlic and ginger. When you can smell the ginger and garlic, add in the ground chicken and cook until opaque. Add the sauce you prepared to the skillet and cook until the sauce reduces slightly and chicken is fully cooked through. Turn off the heat and stir in water chestnuts. Season with salt and pepper if needed. One step = done!

And don’t skip the water chestnuts! They add a nice crunch-factor to the wraps and they’re packed with antioxidants.

Four leaves of lettuce with a ground chicken Asian filling.

Peanut Sauce

You may or may not know this about me but I am a total sauce lover! This peanut sauce takes this recipe to the next level in my opinion. Don’t skip this!

  • peanut butter
  • low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • maple syrup
  • garlic
  • Sriracha
  • water

Simply whisk all of the peanut sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add one tablespoon of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Hand holding a chicken lettuce wrap.

Lettuce Wraps

The grand finale! The type of lettuce matters! I prefer butter lettuce but iceberg lettuce works great too and is a bit crunchier. You want a large, hearty leaf that can hold the chicken mixture. To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture to the center of each leaf. Top with crushed peanuts and green onions. Serve with peanut sauce drizzled on top or on the side for dipping!

Hand holding a lettuce leaf filled with an Asian ground chicken filling.

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Four leaves of lettuce with a ground chicken Asian filling.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

These healthy Asian chicken lettuce wraps are so easy to whip up! They’re like the PF Chang’s lettuce wraps but better for you and still just as delicious.


Ingredients

Chicken Mixture

  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado or olive oil 
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Wraps

  • Butter, Bibb or Iceberg lettuce (leaves separated), for serving
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, for serving
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts, for serving

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha and sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onions and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then stir in garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add ground chicken and cook until opaque and mostly cooked through, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. 
  3. Pour in sauce and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, until sauce reduces slightly and chicken is cooked through completely. Turn off heat and stir in water chestnuts. Taste mixture and season with salt and pepper, if needed. 
  4. Make peanut sauce by whisking together all ingredients in a small bowl. For a thinner sauce, add water 1 Tablespoon at a time to create the desired consistency.
  5. Serve chicken mixture with lettuce leaves and spoon about 1/4 cup into center of each leaf. Top with crushed peanuts and green onions. Serve with peanut sauce.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 471
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 908mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 28g

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    21 comments
    1. Linda
      March 3, 2021 AT 6:13 pm

      These were DELICIOUS!!! Best lettuce wrap recipe I’ve ever made!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 3, 2021 AT 10:01 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you loved these wraps, Linda! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Ana Sastre
      January 9, 2021 AT 8:19 pm

      Amazing dish. Family favorite, and we had for dessert the no bake cookies, so it was a complete EBF meal.
      Thank you for sharing your recipes I’m a big fan :)!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 10, 2021 AT 11:55 pm

        Ahh I love that!! So glad you enjoyed the recipes. I so appreciate you coming back to leave a review. 🙂

    3. Kiara
      August 10, 2020 AT 6:29 pm

      Loved this recipe!

    4. Griselda
      July 31, 2020 AT 7:29 pm

      Just made this and it was AMAZING!!! Have made several of your recipes and have loved them all! Thnx for sharing!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 3, 2020 AT 12:48 am

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Griselda! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. 🙂

    5. carly
      May 9, 2020 AT 2:57 pm

      ABSOLUTELY delicious!! Such a huge hit with my family. I added some peeled carrots as well as radishes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2020 AT 9:23 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad this dish was a hit with your family, Carly. Thanks so much for trying it. 🙂

    6. Amalia
      February 22, 2020 AT 7:01 pm

      Made this tonight and it was super easy, filling and incredibly flavorful!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 23, 2020 AT 2:41 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Amalia. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    7. Geneviève
      February 8, 2020 AT 8:17 am

      Omg!😋
      Made this recipe last night and it was absolutely delicious. Easy and fast to put together, loved it. Thank you for always having such amazing recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 10, 2020 AT 1:19 am

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Genevieve! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    8. MARGARET LAPELL
      February 4, 2020 AT 8:20 am

      I loved how easily this super tasty dish came together. The flavors were perfect and this really hit the spot. Another winner in our home 🥰

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 4, 2020 AT 7:33 pm

        Woot woot!! That makes me so happy to hear, Margaret. Thanks for trying this recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    9. Kimberly
      February 3, 2020 AT 7:20 pm

      They look fantastic and loaded with flavor! I can’t wait to try them with the lettuce I’m growing at home.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 4, 2020 AT 12:23 am

        They are so delicious!! Definitely come back and let me know what you think if you try these lettuce wraps. 🙂

    10. Paige Cassandra Flamm
      February 3, 2020 AT 11:32 am

      I love lettuce wraps! These look amazing, we’ll totally have to try them soon!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2020 AT 11:58 pm

        Yes, definitely!! They are SO good. 🙂

    11. Elle
      February 3, 2020 AT 9:38 am

      Can you sub tempeh for the chicken?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2020 AT 11:21 pm

        I haven’t tried it, but I think that should just fine. Let me know if you try it!

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