0
You have 0 items in your cart

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

5 from 7 votes

This post may contain affiliate sales links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Make your mouth water with these low carb, healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps! These are full of fresh veggies and ground chicken, drizzled with a savory sweet sauce, and wrapped in fresh, crunchy lettuce. Be sure to also check out my Asian Lettuce Wraps and Taco Lettuce Wraps.

cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps on white plate

Making Wraps is Easy

From start to finish, these chicken wraps are ready in less than 30 minutes! Turning your lettuce into a tasty wrap is the way to go! Ground chicken is cooked up with onion and garlic, along with zucchini and carrots. The star of the show here is the sauce! Made with soy sauce, sesame oil and honey, it really brings the flavor! Lastly, garnish with cashews, bean sprouts and cilantro, fill a fresh lettuce leaf and dig in! Dinner is ready!

Tips for Making Chicken Wraps

  • Add Different Veggies – If you want to add different or more veggies, go for it! Consider adding mushrooms, green onions, or celery. Add whatever veggies you enjoy.
  • Spice It Up – If you like spicy food, consider adding crushed red pepper flakes to the filling mixture. As the recipe is written, it is mild.
  • Choose The Right Lettuce – You want to pick a lettuce that will work well as a wrap. Butter lettuce, Bibb lettuce or Romaine all work great and hold up well when filled and folded.
cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps in bowl with serving spoon

How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce is so much more fun to eat in wrap form! This can be an appetizer or a meal and comes together in less than 30 minutes. For full recipe details see the printable recipe card down below.

Preheat Skillet + Prep Veggies

Preheat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Wash and slice zucchini and onion. Grate carrots and garlic. Set aside.

Begin by Cooking Onions + Garlic

To the skillet, add in olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook until softened, 3 minutes.

Add Ground Chicken, Zucchini + Carrot

Add in ground chicken, zucchini, carrot, salt and pepper. As the chicken cooks and browns, break it apart into crumbles.

scooping cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps into lettuce with wooden serving spoon

Make the Sauce

While the meat is cooking, stir all ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl.

Pour Sauce over Skillet Mixture

Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, pour in sauce and cover to simmer 5-7 minutes.

Add Sprouts, Scallions, Cashews, Cilantro + Serve

Right before serving, stir in bean sprouts, scallions, cashews and cilantro. Scoop into butter lettuce and serve.

hand holding cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps on white plate

Can I Make these Ahead?

Yes! You can make the filling a couple days before and store in the fridge until ready to use. Technically, you’d be fine up to 5 days ahead, but I like to use the filling while the veggies are still crunchy.

How to Store Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Store any leftover filling or lettuce separately and in airtight containers in the fridge. Leftovers should be fresh for up to 4-5 days.

cashew-chicken-lettuce-wraps

Love Chicken Wraps? Check Out These Other Wraps!

There you have it, a fabulously light meal that is simple enough to throw together tonight.

Hope you add it to your repertoire soon! Have a great day, friends!

5 from 7 votes

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of fresh veggies and ground chicken, drizzled with a savory sweet sauce, and wrapped in fresh, crunchy lettuce.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic grated
  • 1.25 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot shredded
  • salt to taste

for the sauce-

  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews toasted
  • cilantro for garnish
  • Butter lettuce leaves for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook until softened, 3 minutes. Add in ground chicken, zucchini, carrot, salt and pepper. As the meat cooks, break it apart into crumbles.
  • While the meat is cooking, stir all ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl.
  • Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, pour in sauce and cover to simmer 5-7 minutes.
  • Right before serving, stir in bean sprouts, scallions, cashews and cilantro. Scoop into butter lettuce cups and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 1128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2860IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: lettuce wraps

Share a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




20 Responses
  1. 20+ Whole30 Recipes: Easy And Delicious Recipes - A Blossoming Life

    […] Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps  (switch soy sauce to coconut aminos and leave out the honey) […]

  2. Denise Fonda

    5 stars
    Lauren, I always order, something very similar to this, when I go to The Cheesecake Factory, or The Elephant Bar in Lakewood, CO. Now I am going to make my own. TY so much!

  3. Nicole

    5 stars
    I made these for the first time last night and they are TO DIE FOR! The whole family loved them and there were no leftovers. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  4. Kim

    5 stars
    These are a family favorite. I’ve shared this recipe countless time when friends are looking for a quick healthy meal that the kids will actually eat.

  5. Jill

    5 stars
    These are soooo delicious, I make them all the time to bring to work for lunch. Thanks Lauren for an easy, healthy and yummy recipe!!❤️

  6. Aimee Fleischmann

    I’ve been dying for some new recipes that are easy. Thanks for sharing! I am excited to try this out 🙂

  7. Ruth

    Love your recipes. Do you have a recipe for Chinese BBQ pork, like what is served in Chinese restaurants? And the sauces they serve with it?

  8. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker

    Yum! Yikes for bathing suit season!!! I better start chicken lettuce wrapping it up on the daily!

  9. Lori F.

    Hi Lauren!
    Thanks for the recipe, I’ve always wanted to try these. Just wondering, about how many wraps this makes? Will I need to get more than 1 head of the butter lettuce?

    Have a great time in Florida on your well deserved workcation!

    Lori

“logos”