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These chicken lettuce wraps are the real deal! No need to go to a restaurant and spend a ton of money for them when you can make them right in your own home. You get far more than you would get at a restaurant and you know all the ingredients that go into it!

I’ve got a new video today to show you how to make these chicken lettuce wraps!! It’s right inside the recipe so be sure to watch!

Chicken lettuce wraps are one of my favorite things to make at home because they’re so easy and so flavorful.

There is absolutely no need to go to the restaurant to buy these.

You don’t get nearly enough for the markup that you pay and quite frankly, I think the homemade ones taste even better!

These chicken lettuce wraps are the real deal! No need to go to a restaurant and spend a ton of money for them when you can make them right in your own home. You get far more than you would get at a restaurant and you know all the ingredients that go into it!

Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of the original place that started this trend.

I don’t want to name names but you all probably have an idea of what I’m talking about.

I don’t really like the fancy American-Chinese cooking — especially when it’s at a “fancy” restaurant where they upcharge you like crazy for such a small amount of food.

HOWEVER, the one thing I’m a huge fan of at this particular chain is their chicken lettuce wrap appetizer dish.

We ALL know what it is and I’m sure 80% of you have had it once before.

Well, they don’t exactly give you a ton and for the price, you could make this dish like three times AND be completely stuffed.

We totally eat these as our meal and not as an appetizer.

You can treat these however you like but we think this is a healthier meal option if that is what you are going for!

You can control what how much of what goes in it (i.e.: salt content) and you also get as many lettuce leaves as you want :)

Serve this with a side of white rice and you can call this a meal!

These chicken lettuce wraps are the real deal! No need to go to a restaurant and spend a ton of money for them when you can make them right in your own home. You get far more than you would get at a restaurant and you know all the ingredients that go into it!

What can you substitute for the chicken?

I’ve made this with ground pork and ground turkey before!

What if you can’t find water chestnuts?

You can omit them since they don’t add flavor but merely there for texture and crunch!

A reader mentioned she substituted bamboo shoots so that is an alternative too.

These chicken lettuce wraps are the real deal! No need to go to a restaurant and spend a ton of money for them when you can make them right in your own home. You get far more than you would get at a restaurant and you know all the ingredients that go into it!

Can this be made ahead of time?

Yes! This is a great dish to make ahead of time for meal prep.

Can this be prepped but not made ahead of time?

Yes! All the ingredients can be prepped and then just thrown into the skillet to warm up/cook through.

These chicken lettuce wraps are the real deal! No need to go to a restaurant and spend a ton of money for them when you can make them right in your own home. You get far more than you would get at a restaurant and you know all the ingredients that go into it!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A great weeknight meal if you're in the mood for some chicken lettuce wraps that come together easily!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 179kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

For the rest of the dish:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1: 8- ounce can of water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup reconstituted shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound cooked ground chicken
  • Bibb lettuce cups

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the sesame oil and vegetable oil. Once hot, add the onion, garlic, water chestnuts, and shiitake mushrooms. Cook the veggies until tender and warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked ground chicken to the skillet then pour the sauce all over the entire mixture. Stir to combine. Let cook together for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve hot in the bibb lettuce cups and with a side of white rice, if desired.

Video

Notes

To finely chop the ingredients fast, you can pulse them in a food processor. Don't overdo it but just so you get roughly chopped pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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Jnoele

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

The last time I made these decided to use shredded lettuce and make them “bowls” game changer! They are delicious and a time saver!!

Jasmine Dulin

Friday 1st of February 2019

These are bitchin. For me personally, I prefer to make the filling and mix it up with rice, instead of doing a lettuce wrap. Maybe next time I’ll serve it with broccoli slaw for some fresh crunch. But SO GOOD

Brittan Lauren

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Made these and LOVED them. I added in some chili garlic sauce for spice and they were off the charts delicious. I will be adding these in to my regular meal schedule.

Julie

Friday 14th of September 2018

Awesome! Sounds amazing

Lanie cory

Saturday 10th of March 2018

That's very nice and thanks for shared

Danielle

Monday 5th of March 2018

I made these over the weekend and WOW they are amazing! I’ve made so many “copycat” lettuce wrap recipes and I’ve always been disappointed but these were perfect and so simple! Followed the recipe exactly but as a dipping sauce used Trader Joe’s Gyoza sauce. Can’t wait to make these again and again :)

Julie

Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Yay! :)