Healthy Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Vegetables

Ground chicken lettuce wraps are made with lean ground chicken and fresh vegetables tossed in a savory sauce. They are a healthy low-carb meal with tons of flavor and can be ready in under an hour.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps with vegetables on a plate

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This is my go-to Asian lettuce wrap recipe! They are the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy, all in one delicious bite. Thest tasty lettuce wraps are a great option for a quick and satisfying dinner or lunch, and what makes them even better is that you can whip them up in one pan.

If you love the convenience of one-pan meals be sure to give this sheet-pan nacho salad a try too!

Why you will love homemade ground chicken lettuce wraps

  • They are simple to make with fresh ingredients. With just few steps, you will have a tasty meal that everyone will love.
  • It’s a versatile recipe! Use your favorite vegetables in the filling, see the suggestions below.

Here is what you will need

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Ingredients

🥄Equipment

  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large Skillet

How to make this chicken lettuce wraps recipe

Prepare the ingredients: rinse and chop the vegetables. Clean the lettuce, mix the sauce ingredients together and make the slurry.

diced carrots peppers onions and zucchini in a pan with cooked ground chicken

Step 1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken and cook until it is cooked through. Reduce the heat to medium heat, and add the vegetables. Cook until they begin to soften; about 3 to 5 minutes.

the filling for lettuce wraps cooked in a skillet

Step 2. Add the sauce to the chicken mixture in the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and thicken the sauce with the slurry. Serve the chicken filling wrapped in lettuce a lettuce leaf.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Ground chicken – Finely diced chicken breasts are a great substitute for ground chicken or you can use ground turkey, ground pork, or ground beef too.

Soy sauce – The salty flavor or soy sauce brings the taste of these lettuce wraps together. If can be replaced with an equal amount of coconut aminos, which is soy free.

Ginger and garlic – I like to use fresh, but they can be replaced with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make lettuce wraps ahead of time

This an easy recipe for meal prepping. All that you need to do is prepare the filling up to three days ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. When it’s time to serve, reheat the filling and stuff it into lettuce leaves, and enjoy.

How to store leftovers

Leftover healthy chicken lettuce wraps can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Enjoy the leftovers cold or heat the filling on top of the stove for a few minutes or in the microwave.

What to serve with Asian ground chicken lettuce wraps

Ground chicken lettuce wraps taste great as an entree topped with green onions and sesame seeds and a side of sauteed spinach, zucchini and carrots, steamed rice or cauliflower rice.

This is also a great recipe to serve as an appetizer with stir-fried green beans as the main course.

Recipe variations

Plant-based lettuce wraps – Replace ground chicken with a block of crumbled firm tofu.

Peanut chicken lettuce wraps – Add a tablespoon or two of peanut sauce to the chicken in the skillet instead of soy sauce and rice vinegar.

Spicy ground chicken lettuce wraps – Stir in a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a dash or two of sriracha sauce to add a little spice.

Three Asian chicken lettuce wraps on a plate

Tips

  • Don’t forget the sesame oil, this adds a ton of flavor to the filling.
  • Make a double batch of the filling and use it during the week for salads, wraps, or stir-fries.
What is the best type of lettuce to use for lettuce wraps?

The best lettuce to use in this recipe is Butter Lettuce which is also called Boston Bibb Lettuce. It is the best lettuce to use for wraps because of its large leaves. If Boston lettuce is not available, the next best option would be any lettuce with larger-sized leaves. such as red leaf lettuce green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce.

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Asian chicken lettuce wraps are packed with lean ground chicken, fresh vegetables and tons of flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: ground chicken lettuce wraps
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons [olive] or avocado oil
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onions sliced
  • head of Boston Lettuce washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Mix up the sauce and set it aside; combine the flour 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry and set it aside
    1 tablespoon flour, 2 tablespoons water, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Chop the vegetables and set them aside
    1 small zucchini chopped, 2 carrots, 1 red bell pepper, 2 tablespoons green onions
  • Separate the lettuce leaves from the head, rinse, dry and set them aside.
    head of Boston Lettuce
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat; once the oil is hot add the ground chicken and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes until it is cooked through.
    1 1/2 tablespoons [olive] or avocado oil, 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • Add the  remaining oil (1/2 tablespoon )to the pan and the chopped vegetables. Stir-fry for a few mintues until they begin to soften.
  • Place the cooked chicken back into the pan with the vegetables,stir  the sauce and add it to the chicken and vegetables.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the slurry until the sauce thickens
  • Place several lettuce leaves onto a platter and add a few spoonfuls of chicken filling to each leaf. 

Notes

Store leftover lettuce wraps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the chicken filling on top of the stove or in the microwave.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5271IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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