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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

5 from 7 votes

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These low carb, healthy Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of veggies and flavor you won’t even miss the original version.

Cashew Chicken

That is neither here nor there, especially in regards to Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Typical Lauren.

Sooooo, Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps are:

  • healthy! {always a plus…}
  • low carb! {bathing suit season is nearly here!}
  • delicious! {umami to the MAX}
  • full of veggies! {I’m talkin’ ’bout you zucchinicarrotbeansprouts}
  • suuuper flavorful! {hello sesame oil!}
  • ready in less than 30 minutes! {its like a speedy stir-fry.}
  • 1-kid-and-2-adults-approved! {the other kid threw him on the floor because he’s terribly two.}
  • easy easy easy to make! {see stir-fry comment above.}
  • also, delicious! {seriously. It is.}

Cashew Chicken Mixture

Cashew Chicken Mixture

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A fabulously light meal that is simple enough to throw together tonight.

Hope you add it to your repertoire this week 🙂

Have a fabulous day, friends! Chat soon,


5 from 7 votes

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These low carb, healthy Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of veggies and flavor you won't even miss the original version.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 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


  • 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.


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
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  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!