Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

Appetizers & Beverages | February 14, 2017 | By

No one would ever accuse me of being a trendsetter, though I have ditched the oversized glasses my kids used to make fun of. That said, lettuce wraps aren’t the latest trend and probably aren’t new to you. Maybe you’ve shared them with friends in a local restaurant, but did you know how simple it is to make Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps at home?

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

There aren’t many recipes my husband and I both flip over. We have different ideas about what makes a good meal. Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps is one of the few. He raves about these lettuce wraps every time I make them and I may or may not be kidding when I say we actually arm-wrestle over the last one. Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.Lettuce Wraps are something I prefer eating at home. I can be a little messy with them and there’s something about eating a meal at home that has every possibility of you needing stain remover when you’re done. Almost as good as the flavor of these Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps is that they’re ready in 20 minutes. That’s right ~ perfectly seasoned ground chicken sautéed with finely diced mushrooms and crunchy water chestnuts all nestled in a leaf of butter lettuce and topped with a tasty, spicy sauce in just 20 minutes. Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

Filling Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 pound of ground chicken
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
Salt and pepper
8 ounce can of chopped water chestnuts
1/2 cup of finely diced mushrooms
2 scallions (green onions) sliced)
3 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro

PLUS 1 head of butter lettuce

Sauce Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon of sriracha 
1 teaspoon of corn starch

Spicy Topping:

1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of sriracha (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons of water

Instructions:

Drizzle a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground chicken to the hot oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add the mushrooms and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

While the chicken is cooking, whisk the sauce ingredients in a bowl. When the chicken is finished cooking, add the sauce, water chestnuts, scallions and cilantro. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes and continuing to break up any larger pieces of chicken.Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

Add a couple of heaping tablespoons of chicken filling to a lettuce cup and as much Spicy Topping as you’d like.  They’re also really good with just a little soy sauce on top.

Lettuce wraps can be served as appetizers or alone for a lighter dinner. You could even set up a lettuce wrap bar at your next gathering. Keep meat mixture warm in a slow cooker and let guests can serve themselves. How easy is that!

If you make these Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps leave me a comment! Or an invitation. . .

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps: seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaf, topped with a spicy hoison sauce.

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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FILLING INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  2. 1 pound of ground chicken
  3. ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. 8 ounce can of chopped water chestnuts
  6. 1/2 cup of finely diced mushrooms
  7. 2 scallions/green onions, sliced
  8. 3 tablespoons of finely chopped cilantro
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  3. 3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
  4. 1 tablespoon of sriracha
  5. 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  6. 1 head of butter lettuce
SPICY TOPPING INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
  2. 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon of honey
  4. 1 tablespoon of sriracha (or more to taste)
  5. 2 tablespoons of water
Instructions
  1. Drizzle a tablespoon or so of olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground chicken to the hot oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  3. Whisk the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  4. When the chicken is finished cooking, add the sauce, water chestnuts, scallions and cilantro. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes while breaking up any large pieces of chicken.
  5. Add a couple of heaping tablespoons of the chicken filling to the lettuce cup and some of the spicy topping.
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    Ray
    February 15, 2017

    Fabulous Finger Food. Taste and heat just right. Can’t ever get enough of em.

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      Bernie
      February 16, 2017

      Darn right we can’t get enough ~ and that’s why we arm wrestle for the last one.

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