Restaurant Style Lettuce Wraps


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I have to say these are Ahhh- Mazing, truly they are so darn yummy!  If you like lettuce wraps, these are a MUST try at least once!

This weekend we had guests over… and I wanted to make something that wasn’t the usual appetizer.  I decided to go with lettuce wraps because I was able to make them a little healthier and they really aren’t something you have at home very often!

The results were spectacular!  They were a HUGE hit with everyone and were a fun interactive dish to serve!  These are perfect for a crowd but also amazing for a family dinner!

There are a few steps to this recipe but I can assure you it’s worth it!  I did everything except fry up the chicken and veggies before my guests arrived.   The dish took about 5 minutes to finish once they were here!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
A deliciously flavorful chicken stir fry wrapped in fresh crisp lettuce leaves. This makes a great appetizer or meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 chicken breasts diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced/grated
  • 2 green onions sliced, whites & greens separated
  • 8 oz water chestnuts diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • lettuce leaves iceberg or butter lettuce for serving
  • toppings as desired
Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce plus extra for serving
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

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Instructions

  1. Combine diced chicken with cornstarch. Refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

  2. Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and the whites of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add chicken and cook until almost cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add water chestnuts, bell pepper and sauce. Simmer 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  5. To serve, place a scoop of the warm chicken filling in a lettuce leaf. Add desired toppings and drizzle with a little bit of hoisin sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you've had lettuce wraps at PF Changs, they are served with crispy rice noodles. I opted not to include the rice noodles in this recipe to make it a little bit healthier. If you want to add them they are fairly simple to fry up!
Heat 2 cups of vegetable or peanut oil to 350 degrees. Separate your noodles and drop one in. If it crisps up right away, your oil is ready. Drop noodles in the hot oil in small batches until they crisp up (just takes a few seconds). Drain on paper towels. Serve with lettuce wraps.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 194, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 513mg, Potassium: 499mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 5.4%, Vitamin C: 14%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 5.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chicken lettuce wraps

Recipe inspired by Food Network Magazine

Restaurant Style Lettuce Wraps


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

I have to say these are Ahhh- Mazing, truly they are so darn yummy!  If you like lettuce wraps, these are a MUST try at least once!

This weekend we had guests over… and I wanted to make something that wasn’t the usual appetizer.  I decided to go with lettuce wraps because I was able to make them a little healthier and they really aren’t something you have at home very often!

The results were spectacular!  They were a HUGE hit with everyone and were a fun interactive dish to serve!  These are perfect for a crowd but also amazing for a family dinner!

There are a few steps to this recipe but I can assure you it’s worth it!  I did everything except fry up the chicken and veggies before my guests arrived.   The dish took about 5 minutes to finish once they were here!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
A deliciously flavorful chicken stir fry wrapped in fresh crisp lettuce leaves. This makes a great appetizer or meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 chicken breasts diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced/grated
  • 2 green onions sliced, whites & greens separated
  • 8 oz water chestnuts diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • lettuce leaves iceberg or butter lettuce for serving
  • toppings as desired
Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce plus extra for serving
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

avatarFollow Spend with Pennies on Pinterest

Instructions

  1. Combine diced chicken with cornstarch. Refrigerate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

  2. Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and the whites of the green onions and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add chicken and cook until almost cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add water chestnuts, bell pepper and sauce. Simmer 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  5. To serve, place a scoop of the warm chicken filling in a lettuce leaf. Add desired toppings and drizzle with a little bit of hoisin sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you've had lettuce wraps at PF Changs, they are served with crispy rice noodles. I opted not to include the rice noodles in this recipe to make it a little bit healthier. If you want to add them they are fairly simple to fry up!
Heat 2 cups of vegetable or peanut oil to 350 degrees. Separate your noodles and drop one in. If it crisps up right away, your oil is ready. Drop noodles in the hot oil in small batches until they crisp up (just takes a few seconds). Drain on paper towels. Serve with lettuce wraps.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 194, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 513mg, Potassium: 499mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 5.4%, Vitamin C: 14%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 5.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chicken lettuce wraps

Recipe inspired by Food Network Magazine

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