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 PF Chang style 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 of me my kids 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 one. He ended up eating it, but I would have won. I totally would have won.

easy pf chang style 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 because we have different ideas about what makes a good meal. These PF Chang inspired wraps is one dish we both can’t get enough of.

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

Bonus: Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are 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. 

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 then add the ground chicken and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Next add the mushrooms and cook until the chicken is completely cooked through breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula.

ground chicken filling blend shown in saute pan

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 then cook over low heat for 5 minutes continuing to break up any larger pieces of chicken.

easy pf chang style lettuce wraps

Assembly:

Add a couple of heaping tablespoons of chicken filling to lettuce cup then 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!

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ restaurant quality lettuce wraps at home ~ boldly flavored ground chicken, veggies nestled in lettuce leaves and topped with spicy sauce.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAsian
Keywordchicken lettuce wraps
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2
AuthorA 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 while breaking up any large pieces of chicken.
  • Meanwhile prepare the topping. 
  • 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).
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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