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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ The Complete Savorist

I’m so happy to finally be sharing lettuce wraps with you.  I have had them on the to-make list for quite some time and am thrilled I finally got around to sharing them.  Mostly, the thrill comes because I finally got around to making them so I could eat them.
I cook often and in decent quantity, as I reckon you’ve all figured out.  It is not uncommon for me to send doggie bags home with my dinner guests, but not this time.  I was utterly selfish and kept the lettuce wraps to myself.  I don’t feel bad about it either.  Not one bit.I was introduced to lettuce wraps pretty late in life.  I was around 25 or so, finally went to a PF Changs and saw them on their menu.  I have been hooked ever since.Lettuce wraps are really the perfect meal for me, high protein, no carb. I don’t feel guilty eating two! Even the child ate them, but of course not when they were served, but the next day cold from the fridge sans lettuce.

When making this, to be gluten free, use gluten free soy sauce or tamari.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ The Complete Savorist

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 head Boston or bib lettuce

Mixture

  • 1 lb . ground chicken
  • 8 oz . mushrooms; finely chopped
  • 4 green onions; diced
  • 2 carrots; grated or finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1-8 oz . can diced water chestnuts; dice finely
  • 1/2 cup cashews; broken/crushed
  • 3 tbsp . high heat oil
  • Pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp . cilantro
  • 2 tbsp . soy sauce or tamari
  • 11/2 tbsp . brown sugar
  • 21/2 tbsp . rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp . ketchup
  • 1 tsp . ground ginger

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add all the sauce ingredients and whisk together; set aside.
  2. Add the oil to a large pan and turn the heat to high.
  3. Once it is hot add the chicken and begin to cook it.
  4. Once the chicken is almost done, add the carrots and green onions.
  5. Cook for an additional minute then add the mushrooms and water chestnuts.
  6. Add pepper and lightly salt.
  7. Avoid over salting until the sauce has been added.
  8. Once the veggies are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, drain any residual olive oil (if there is any) and add the sauce.
  9. Mix well and bring to a quick simmer.
  10. Serve with the lettuce.
  11. Also great served chilled.
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ The Complete Savorist

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    janelle
    July 22, 2014 at 10:34 am

    if you could come make these for me, I would be very grateful! They look great.

    • Reply
      michelle
      July 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Janelle, it’s a deal if you will bake…

  • Reply
    Michelle
    July 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I love lettuce wraps! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Reply
    Eva@Whole Food Mom on a Budget
    July 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    These looks yummy! I pinned it to my recipe board to try them out later. Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 31, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you Eva. I really loved him.

  • Reply
    Eva@Whole Food Mom on a Budget
    July 31, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I’m featuring your recipe at Savoring Saturdays when the post goes live at 7pm tomorrow. Congrats!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Eva. I appreciate it so much!!!

  • Reply
    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
    August 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I haven’t made these in forever, but I love the flavor and the texture. Thanks so much for the reminder and the recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Heather, I hope you enjoy them. They are really simple to make, which is great when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.

  • Reply
    Dan from Pltter Talk
    January 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    5 stars
    These chicken wraps in crunchy lettuce sound and look wonderful!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Dan! They are fantastic.

  • Reply
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks
    January 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe sounds delicious. I would make these for game day. The girls will enjoy these.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      I hope you all enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    January 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I love “do it yourself” finger food meals. Count me in! 🙂

  • Reply
    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    January 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Love this recipe! I bet the sweet and salty dressing is so perfect with the crunchy cashews and refreshing wraps. I need these NOW! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 17, 2015 at 3:33 am

      I will warn you, they are really addicting.

  • Reply
    Abigail
    April 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

    5 stars
    I bet this would be yummy with ground pork, too and love the nuts in there. Looks delish! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 20, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Any ground meat would work, I am huge fan of pork, so I am inclined to agree with you!

  • Reply
    Valerie
    April 20, 2015 at 11:21 am

    These look delicious! I love anything thai inspired. I have some ground pork in the fridge so I may substitute pork for chicken…

    • Reply
      Michelle
      April 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Do it. Pork would be amazing.

  • Reply
    eat good 4 life
    April 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    So healthy and delicious. I have never used the lettuce wrap method. I shall soon!

  • Reply
    Josie
    April 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    These are perfect for spring, light yet hearty! LOVE lettuce wraps 🙂

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