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3 lettuce wraps filled with chicken on white plate
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Asian-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These easy Asian-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps are SO flavorful, and perfect as a simple dinner recipe, or an appetizer for a party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chicken in lettuce cups, lettuce wraps recipe
Servings: 8 - 10 wraps
Calories: 176kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 medium white or yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast sliced into small pieces, about 1/2"
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger paste or finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sriracha sauce use more or less, according to your tastes
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek red chili paste use more or less, according to your tastes
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup peanuts roughly chopped
  • 8-10 pieces Boston bibb lettuce

GARNISH

  • sesame seeds
  • chopped green onions

Instructions

COOK ONION AND CHICKEN

  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over MED heat and add the onion. Cook until the onion becomes translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken breast pieces and cook for about 5 minutes.

MAKE SAUCE

  • Mix the garlic and ginger paste, brown sugar, soy sauce, tomato paste, rice vinegar, sriracha, hoisin sauce and chili paste together in a small mixing bowl.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and cornstarch until smooth.

SIMMER SAUCE

  • Once the chicken has cooked, pour the sauce over the chicken and stir. Let it cook for about 2 minutes, then add the chicken broth/cornstarch mixture and stir.
  • Reduce the heat to MED LOW and let the sauce simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.

ADD PEANUTS AND COOL

  • Stir in the peanuts, then remove the skillet from the heat and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Keep in mind the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. 

ADD TO LETTUCE AND SERVE

  • Lay the lettuce on a plate, add some filing to the middle, then garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg