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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This quick and easy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect for convenient dinner, and are a great idea for meal prep. The filling is made with ground chicken, carrots, veggies, and aromatics, and tossed with a homemade sauce.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chicken lettuce wraps
Servings: 3 people
Author: Tania

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • Olive oil for pan
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup small diced carrots (about 1/4 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, plus more to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 oz shitake mushrooms, diced (about 1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

For serving:

  • 6 leaves butter lettuce (or romaine or iceberg lettuce)
  • 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)

Instructions

Make the sauce:

  • In a bowl, whisk all the sauce ingredients until evenly combined. Set aside.

Make the filling:

  • Heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the ground chicken and cook until browned about 4-5 minutes, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Drain excess moisture from the pan if needed.
  • Add carrots and ginger, and cook for another 3 minutes, until softened and the chicken is cooked through. Add the garlic and mushrooms, and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the sauce gradually (you may not need to use all of it, add to your liking) until incorporated. Cook another 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Assemble and serve:

  • Serve on top of lettuce "cups." Garnish with sliced green onions. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Other ingredients you can add to the filling: water chestnuts, cashews.
  • If you can't find shitake mushrooms, use regular white mushrooms or bella mushrooms.
  • Instead of ground chicken, you can also use ground turkey, ground pork, or diced firm tofu.