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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Quick sauteed, tender chicken tidbits in a mouth watering stir-fry sauce with hints of peanut, soy, and ginger, cupped in a cool, crisp lettuce leaf. This easy dish is a favorite appetizer or a perfect weeknight, simple supper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Servings: 6
Calories: 323kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts, drained
  • 4 ounces mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup yellow or white onion
  • 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 head Butter or Boston lettuce, leaves seperated and cleaned


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to taste


  • Chop chicken, water chestnuts, mushrooms, and white/yellow onion into consistent, pea size pieces.  Thinly slice green onions.
  • Whisk sauce ingredients together until well combined and set aside.
  • Heat wok, fry pan, or dutch oven to a high heat.
  • Add oil and then the chicken.  Saute chicken until the water in the chicken releases, evaporates, and then starts to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan and add the water chestnuts, mushrooms, and onions.  Saute for 3-5 minutes with a pinch of salt until any released water evaporates and they start to soften and brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add chicken back into the pan and the sauce and bring to a gentle simmer.  Let reduce until sauce is almost the consistency of syrup. Remove from heat.
  • Serve with lettuce leaves.  Garnish with sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, cilantro, and/or crushed peanuts.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.5mg