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, Dinner | September 24, 2018 | By

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ Asian seasoned ground chicken sautéed with mushrooms, green onions and water chestnuts, nestled in lettuce leaves and topped with a spicy hoisin sauce.

When I look back on old posts like this one, it reminds me of photos my kids come across of me that they find hilarious. “Those glasses ~ that hair!”. 

The old photos from the original Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps post were just as awkward and cringe-worthy.

But what I had forgotten about this recipe because I hadn’t made it in a while is . . . dang! ~ it’s sooo good! I do remember how my husband and I almost arm-wrestled over the last wrap. He ended up eating it, but  I would have won. I totally would have won. 

easy chicken lettuce wraps - authentic flavored ground chicken in a lettuce leaf, like PF Chang

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 we both can’t get enough of. 

Of course, we could go out for these little beauties. Pretty much every Asian restaurant serves them. Our favorite and the inspiration behind these is P.F. Chang which are ridiculously good, though messy and definitely not first date material. Thankfully we’re long past that point.

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

Eating lettuce wraps at home is just the right choice. In the event you need a stain stick, it isn’t far away.  

Equally as good as the flavor of these Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps is that they’re ready in just 20 minutes. Authentic Asian seasoned ground chicken sautéed with diced mushrooms and crunchy water chestnuts served up inside leaves of butter lettuce and topped with a tasty, spicy hoisin sauce . . . in 20 minutes. Did I say that already?

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 Ingredients:

Filling:

olive oil
ground chicken
garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
water chestnuts
mushrooms
scallions (green onions)
cilantro
head of butter lettuce

Sauce:

soy sauce
white vinegar
hoisin sauce
sriracha
cornstarch

Topping:

hoisin sauce
soy sauce
honey
sriracha (or more to taste)
water

Instructions:

Drizzle about a tablespoon 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 breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula.

easy chicken lettuce wraps ~ cooked chicken, mushrooms and other 'filling' ingredients for the wrap.

While the chicken is cooking, whisk the sauce ingredients in a bowl. This is what will add all that tasty flavor to the chicken.

When the chicken is finished cooking, fold in 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

Assembly:

Add a couple of heaping tablespoons of chicken filling to 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 get together. Keep chicken warm in a slow cooker and let guests can serve themselves. How easy is that!

Enjoy!

See how this recipe is made!

 

easy chicken lettuce wraps ~ butter lettuce leaves filled with asian flavored ground chicken

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ restaurant quality lettuce wraps at home ~ boldly flavored ground chicken, veggies nestled in lettuce leaves and topped with spicy sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken lettuce wraps
Servings: 2
Author: A Gouda Life
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounce water chestnuts canned
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 head butter lettuce
Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Drizzle the 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 (5-7) 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. Meanwhile prepare the topping. 

  6. To assemble, add a couple of heaping tablespoons of the chicken filling to the lettuce cup and some of the topping (or just soy sauce).

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Ray
    February 15, 2017

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

    • Leave a Reply

      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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