These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are honestly what you need to make for your next lunch prep.
I first had lettuce wraps while I was working at Yardhouse during school (Why did it take me so long??) It’s something about them that really started my love for alternative wrap options. Like, tortillas are nice… but you always feel so much better and lighter eating something wrapped in lettuce! And, I feel like you can eat more lettuce wraps than you would regular ones… don’t judge!
The recipe card states to make these with ground chicken; but as you can tell by the photo, I just finely diced a chicken breast since that’s what I had in the fridge. The key to this recipe is the short marinade – it makes sure the chicken has tons of flavor. A bit of sesame oil (don’t overdo it; this is a super strong-flavored oil!) honestly takes the taste from homemade to restaurant-quality.
For my veggies, I used chopped mushrooms, shredded carrots, and a few green onions. The extra hoisin sauce and soy sauce will slightly reduce in the pan to become this beautiful glaze that you can drizzle on top! Side note: how come no one told me how amazing hoisin sauce is?? I first tried it while recipe testing for my cookbook Plate Night In, and I’ve been using it in so many other dishes ever since! It reminds me of an Asian-style BBQ sauce. OMG.
Make my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps for meal prep; just keep the filling separate from the lettuce leaves to avoid anything becoming soggy. I’ve also used regular romaine lettuce or bibb lettuce if I couldn’t find Romaine. You’re going to love them!
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- ½ tsp minced ginger
- 4 ct. green onions thinly sliced
- Romaine hearts
- In a large bowl; add ground chicken, sesame oil, 1 tbsp. of Hoisin sauce, and 1 tsp. of soy sauce. Marinate for at least 10 minutes.
- Add the marinated chicken, mushrooms, carrots, and ginger to a large skillet. Sauté on medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour in the remaining sauces and chopped green onions to the skillet. Stir to combine. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to your taste preference.
- Serve with washed and dried Romaine hearts. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $2.04
- Total Cost (4 servings): $8.14
- Those Other Guys: $9.99 per serving