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Chicken lettuce wraps with peanut sauce recipe video

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Light, bright and refreshing—this amazing recipe for chicken lettuce wraps with peanut sauce is so easy to make! Watch the video.
Course dinner
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 424
Author Cheryl Najafi



  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 16 cups butter lettuce 1 head
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 3 Tbsp garlic minced, about 8 cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2water
  • 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup carrots shredded
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes and water. Pour into a serving dish and set aside.
  • Prepare lettuce ‘cups’ by removing the core from a head of lettuce then peel leaves, one by one, from the head of lettuce. Rinse lettuce cups in cold water then pat dry. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Place large skillet over medium-high heat then add the ground chicken and salt. Break chicken into small pieces and cook just until no pink remains—about 5 minutes. The chicken does not need to be cooked through—just give it a head start.
  • Add onions, mushrooms, garlic and ginger then cook an additional 3–4 minutes, until onion softens and becomes translucent. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add the soy sauce, red wine vinegar and red pepper flakes. Pour this mixture over the chicken and stir to combine then allow the liquid to come to a bubble. Reduce heat to medium-low and let chicken cook in the sauce about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in shredded carrots and sliced green onions and cook just until they are heated and the green onion begins to soften. Remove from heat then stir in sesame oil. Transfer filling to a serving dish and serve with crispy cold lettuce cups filled to the brim with this yummy filling and lightly drizzle with peanut sauce. Enjoy!


Despite the lack of visible wheat in this recipe, make sure you purchase gluten-free soy if you are serving this dish to a gluten-intolerant crowd!


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 2154mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g