Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps anyone??! These are not only delicious, but jam-packed with healthy ingredients! Step aside PF Changs – I think these babies will give you a run for your money! 😋 There are easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a white plate, ready to be served.

PF Changs has always been one of our favorite places to eat. We haven’t lived close to one in quite some time, but anytime we are traveling through the Atlanta Airport, my kids BEG me to take them for lettuce wraps! Who can resist the delicious wraps that automatically feel guilt free since after all, they are wrapped in lettuce 😉 We started making these tasty wraps at home to satisfy our cravings and I just love the flavor and how easy it is to whip up this chicken and eat off of it all week long!

What is the best lettuce to use for wraps?

There technically isn’t a “correct” answer to this, it truly comes down to personal preference! Many people use Iceberg or Romaine. I personally like to use Butter Bibb lettuce because the soft leaves are easy to bend and wrap and the size of the lettuce is perfect for 2 or 3 bite wraps!

What should I serve with Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

We love to eat these wraps with fried rice, lo mein noodles or even salmon! They are great on their own or as a side dish or appetizer.

The ingredients for the Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Ingredients for Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 8oz can water chestnuts, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch nob fresh ginger, minced
  • 10-12 leaves, Butter Bib lettuce

For the sauce:

  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1/2 TBS water
  • 1 TBS peanut butter
  • 1/2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce

How to make our Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In a large pan or wok, cook chicken and onions on medium high.

Ground chicken and diced onion in a skillet, being cooked.

Before chicken is fully cooked, add garlic and ginger. Finish cooking chicken until no longer pink.

The ground chicken and diced onions all cooked in a skillet.


In a separate small bowl, combine sesame oil
soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar and chili garlic sauce.

Ingredients for Simple Chicken Lettuce Wrap sauce in a glass bowl

Place bowl in microwave for about 30 seconds to melt peanut butter. Stir to combine ingredients.

The ingredients for the sauce all mixed together in a clear glass bowl.

Add water chestnuts and pour sauce mixture over chicken. Stir and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.

The sauce mixture being poured over the ground chicken mixture with diced water chestnuts.

Remove from heat and wrap a large spoonful of mixture with the lettuce of your choice. Can also be served over a bed of lettuce as a salad. Store any remaining chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Simple Chicken Lettuce Wrap mixture in a pan
The Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps all plated and ready to serve!

These Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps make the best light dinner or snack. Often, I double the recipe because these get eaten so fast I want to be sure I can have leftovers to enjoy them all week! You will love these healthy wraps and the kids will love them too!

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Yield: Serves 4

Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 8oz can water chestnuts, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch nob fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1/2 TBS water
  • 1 TBS peanut butter
  • 1/2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 10-12 leaves, Butter Bib lettuce

Instructions

    1. In a large pan or wok, cook chicken and onion on medium high.
    2. Before chicken is fully cooked, add garlic and ginger and finish cooking chicken until no longer pink.
    3. In a separate small bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce and place in microwave for 30 seconds to melt peanut butter. Stir to combine ingredients.
    4. Add water chestnuts to chicken, pour sauce mixture and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and wrap a large spoonful of mixture with lettuce of your choice. Can also be served over a bed of lettuce as a salad.
    6. Store any remaining chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 993mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

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

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