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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A sweet, spicy and savory chicken lettuce wrap is a fresh and quick dinner with items straight from your pantry.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jen Seislove


  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp Sriracha sauce more if desired
  • 8 ounces chopped water chestnuts drained
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Crushed peanuts for garnish optional


  1. Rinse and dry prepared lettuce leaves.
  2. Cook chicken in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up into small pieces.
  3. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar and Sriracha and stir to combine.
  6. Let simmer for a minute.
  7. Stir in water chestnuts and let simmer for another minute.
  8. Stir in sesame oil.
  9. When ready to serve, add the green onions and a few dashes of sesame seeds.
  10. Spoon meat mixture into lettuce leaves and top with crushed peanuts.