Homemade Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 18, 2022

This Homemade Chicken Lettuce Wrap is a delicious filling made with chicken and healthy veggies, pairing perfectly with the crunchiness of the lettuce.

Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe is ideal for both appetizer and main courses. No matter what age group you are in, you will love it. You can make it more fun by adding some crunchy vegetables of your choice. These crunchy wraps will surely please the whole family.

The best thing about Thai chicken lettuce wrap is that it's super easy to make and doesn't require a lot of effort. This recipe contains plenty of protein. Try this recipe for a satisfying and healthy meal.

Thai Chicken Lettuce WrapsPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %83
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Tips

  • Always use fresh and crunchy lettuce. Crisp lettuce is one of the best things you can serve with your wraps. It will give every bite a crunchy texture that is unforgettable
  • Do not overcook the chicken. You can always opt to marinate the chicken overnight but if time doesn't allow, just make sure to cook it for less than 10 minutes so they are all still tender, juicy, and extremely delicious.
  • Don't forget to double the lettuce cups. If the lettuce is thin, you might want to double it up so they are more sturdy and bigger in size.
  • You can use any cheese you have on hand. Instead of omitting them completely, just use your favorite kind of shredded cheese to give your wraps a richer flavor.
  • Don't skip the sauce. The sauce is perfect for balancing all the ingredients in your wraps. It will give the ingredients flavor and a smooth texture.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan.
  2. Add ground chicken and cook for about 3-5 minutes until it becomes brown. Also, make sure to crumble the chicken when it gets cooked.
  3. Drain excess fat from the chicken.
  4. Add onion, garlic, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, lime zest, lime juice and Sriracha. Cook the onions for 1-2 minutes until they become translucent.
  5. Stir in cashew nuts and green onions. Cook them for about 1-2 minutes until they become tender.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and red flakes according to your taste preference.
  7. Thai chicken lettuce wraps are ready. Place a spoonful of chicken into pieces of lettuce, fold lettuce over and serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories372
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 101 mg33.7%
Total Fat 16.7 g21.4%
Sodium 881 mg38.3%
Protein 36.2 g72.4%
Potassium 561 mg11.9%
Potassium 561 mg11.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is The Best Lettuce To Use For Lettuce Wraps?

You can use these three types of lettuces for lettuce wraps:

1. Butter Lettuce: Butter lettuce or Bibb is the most preferable lettuce for wraps. The buttery texture of the lettuce makes it perfect for wrapping up your favorite filling inside. It is very thin and often comes in small heads.

2. Romaine Lettuce: Romaine or Cos is a crunchy and sturdy kind of lettuce that makes it perfect for wraps as well as salads. It pairs perfectly with your favorite chicken, veggies, and sauce flavors

3. Iceberg Lettuce: The iceberg or crisphead type of lettuce has a sturdy and crunchy texture and sturdy leaves that make the best wraps. But not everyone likes iceberg lettuce as it has a relatively bland taste compared to the other two types.

No matter what type of lettuce you use, make sure that they are large in size. Also, wash them well with clean water. Lettuce will give your wraps a fresh and crunchy taste so they should be fresh and crisp.

What To Serve with Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

You can definitely eat solo. However, you can serve them with any of the following:

Spicy Noodles: If you love your food spicy and exciting, then noodles will be the perfect side dish to go with your chicken lettuce wraps.

Steamed Brown Rice: White rice is often high in carbs and not the healthiest choice to serve alongside your chicken lettuce wraps. Brown rice can be a really good option.

Fried Rice: If you love fried rice and think that it goes with most Asian food then why not serve it with your Thai chicken lettuce wraps recipe? It will definitely be fun and exciting pairing up these dishes together.

Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip: Have you ever tried pairing up white bean dip with chicken? It goes well with any kind of wrap and this one is particularly delicious.

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Dip: If you want something deliciously different then roasted cauliflower hummus dip is definitely for you. It goes perfectly with any wrap so it makes a good side dish for your chicken wraps.

Garlic Kale Dip: If you are looking for an exciting way to increase the nutrition in your favorite dishes, then garlic kale sauce will be perfect to go with your wraps.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Lettuce Wraps:

What Are The Lettuce Wrap Toppings?

There are tons of different ingredients that you can use to top off your chicken lettuce wraps. You can try:

  • Sautéed or Grilled Shrimp
  • Grilled or Roasted Spicy Shishito Peppers
  • Sliced Scallions
  • Steamed Edamame Beans
  • Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms
  • Crispy Bacon Bites
Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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