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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


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.


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


  • 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


  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


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

Keywords: chicken lettuce wraps