Chicken Lettuce Wraps

chicken lettuce wraps

Last night’s dinner was such a perfect spring setup. My parents are in town for work and staying with us for a few days, so we decided to test out a new chicken lettuce wrap recipe from Chrissy Tiegen’s new cookbook, Cravings. The weather was amazing outside, so we lit some candles, turned on some Bossa Nova (thanks to Lauryn for getting me hooked!) and poured a glass of rosé while we cooked. Cannot recommend Chrissy Tiegen’s cookbook enough. It’s packed with tons of recipes I can’t wait to try!

These chicken lettuce wraps take a few steps, but I promise are so worth it. I would definitely recommend chopping and prepping everything before starting to keep it running smoothly. There’s nothing I hate more than getting stressed out while trying to prepare a meal.

 Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We doubled up two bibb lettuce leaves per each ‘wrap’ to keep things from falling apart. The sauce does have some kick to it, but won’t have you reaching for gallons of water.
healthy lettuce wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
via Cravings

ingredients:
for the sauce:
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp Sriracha
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

for the filling:
1 lb ground chicken
3 tbsp vegetable oil ( I used coconut oil)
8 scallions, thinly sliced, white & green parts kept separate
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
1/2 lb white mushrooms, trimmed, cleaned and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely diced water chestnuts
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped

2 heads butter/bibb lettuce, leaves washed and separated

directions:
the sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.

the filling: In a medium size bowl mix the ground chicken with 2 tablespoons of the sauce. Heat a large skillet with two tablespoons of oil and add the ground chicken. Cook for 5 minutes until cooked through. Place the cooked chicken on another plate and set aside.
Add 1 tbsp of oil to the same skillet and cook the scallion whites, garlic and ginger for about a minute. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for another few minutes. Dump the chicken back into the pan and add in the water chestnuts, bell pepper and remaining sauce. Stir to evenly coat and cook another few 3 minutes. Mix in the scallion greens.
Scoop the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and enjoy!

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18 Comments

  1. May 24, 2016 / 8:10 am

    This sounds so delicious! I love anything with sriracha and I love that you could easily serve this as an appetizer or a full meal! YUM! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. May 24, 2016 / 8:35 am

    who doesn’t love chicken lettuce wraps! and chrissy. ha. these look so yummy! bibb lettuce is a great choice too 🙂

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. May 24, 2016 / 9:21 am

    This looks so amazingly delicious!!! Yum!

  4. May 24, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Oh I love chicken lettuce wraps and have always wanted to try to make them at home. Thanks for sharing.

  5. May 24, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I love lettuce wraps and these look so good! And how fun that you got to cook for your parents- and use your new table that you put together it looks like! 🙂

  6. May 24, 2016 / 10:05 am

    These look amazing! I need to get Chrissy’s book! It’s in my cart but for some reason I haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet. Do you love it?

  7. natasha {schue love}
    May 24, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Looks delish! Definitely planning to try soon!

  8. May 24, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I just got this cookbook and have been drooling over all of the recipes!!! I haven’t made it all the way through yet, but these lettuce wraps caught my eye, too!

  9. May 24, 2016 / 11:19 am

    First, that sounds like such a perfect night! Second, those chicken lettuce wraps look BOMB. I got Chrissy’s cookbook for Valentine’s Day, but like with all cookbooks, I haven’t made anything out of it yet, despite my best intentions – ugh! I really need to because everything looks SO. GOOD.

  10. May 24, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Oh man do these look good! I will have to make these soon, I love a low carb idea like this!

  11. May 24, 2016 / 11:48 am

    oh wow do these look amazing, I’ve heard nothing but great things about her cookbook so I’ll have to pick it up! Thanks for sharing!

  12. May 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    This looks so good! Blaire is obsessed with her cookbook. I really need to try it out!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  13. carly
    May 24, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite foods and these look like they turned out so good.

  14. May 24, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    These look so, so good! I bought Cravings a couple weeks ago but haven’t had a chance to dive into it yet because of our kitchen renovation. I’m happy to know that this recipe is a winner – I will bookmark it!

  15. May 24, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I need to add this cookbook and Love & Lemons to my wish list!