September 20, 2023

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian chicken lettuce wraps
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer or main course. They are made with tender chicken, a salty and tangy sauce, and crunchy cashews, all wrapped up in a refreshing lettuce leaf. This dish is perfect for a casual get-together or a quick and easy weeknight meal. Are you looking for more quick and easy Asian-inspired recipes? Check out some of my favorites!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 4


  • 2- pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 head Bibb or romaine lettuce


  • Season chicken pieces with ½ tsp salt.
  • In a small bowl stir together the sauce ingredients: hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and rice vinegar. Set aside.
  • Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to hot skillet. Cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes. In the meantime whisk together the cornstarch with the cold water, being sure there are no lumps. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce, reduce to a simmer and continue to cook, stirring, until thickened.
  • Stir in cashews and most of the green onion, reserving a big handful for garnish at the end.
  • Serve in cold lettuce cups. Top with remaining chopped green onions if desired.
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, one-pot-meal
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One Comment

  1. Enya October 16, 2023 at 7:20 am - Reply

    5 stars
    A fantastic recipe that the whole family really enjoyed! Thank you for this tip and keep it up!

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