Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This chicken lettuce wraps recipe beats any restaurant’s menu. Flavorful, crunchy and saucy low carb dinner or appetizer. Can be prepared ahead and served with a side for extra hungry people like your husband.

Ingredients for Lettuce Wraps

To make teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps you need simple ingredients you probably have on hand already. I swear I cook with same 30 ingredients over and over.

  • Chicken breasts or thighs, or ground chicken or ground turkey
  • Cashews
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • Firm veggies like zucchini and bell pepper
  • Onion, garlic, ginger and green onion
  • Soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar and cornstarch

Don’t feel intimidated if you are missing something. Just use what you have on hand and like.

 

How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  1. Make sure all ingredients are ready before cooking. It is kind of like stir fry situation.
  2. Toast cashews first and set aside.
  3. Cook onion, garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Then add chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk sauce ingredients in a bowl and to the skillet with chicken. Also add zucchini and bell pepper at same time. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. To assemble chicken lettuce wraps, use 2-3 stacked lettuce leaves and spoon desired amount of filling on top.

Tips for Best Lettuce Wraps

  • Make sure chicken and veggies are diced and minced where required.
  • If you don’t have cashews use almonds or skip. I did not like the taste of walnuts.
  • Use well pre-heated skillet.