Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience with our Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a tantalizing fusion of savory ground chicken, crisp vegetables, and a harmonious blend of Asian-inspired flavors. This recipe transforms a pound of ground chicken into a symphony of tastes and textures, featuring the crunch of water chestnuts, the warmth of fresh ginger, and the umami richness of hoisin and soy sauces. Served elegantly in butter lettuce leaves, these wraps offer a light yet satisfying dish that is perfect for sharing or enjoying as a wholesome meal. Embark on a journey of culinary delight with each bite, as the aromatic medley of ingredients comes together seamlessly in this simple yet impressive recipe.


1 pound ground chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 finely diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions, plus more for garnish
1 head butter lettuce, rinsed and spun dry


Step 1
Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the ground chicken on all sides for 5-7 minutes.
Step 2
Drain excess fat, then add diced onions, cooking until translucent (4-5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Add minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for an additional 1 minute until fragrant.
Step 4
Stir in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook for 2-3 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Step 5
Mix in diced water chestnuts and green onions. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Step 6
Serve the flavorful chicken mixture in butter lettuce β€œbowls.” Garnish with additional sliced green onions. Enjoy!

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