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Chicken lettuce wraps

Quick, easy and healthier than PF Chang’s. These Chicken lettuce wraps makes a great lunch/dinner or party appetizer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288.3kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
  • 1 (180g) onion, chopped.
  • 2 large garlic cloves.
  • 1 pound ground chicken.
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger grated.
  • 1 Tablespoon natural almond butter.
  • 3 Tablespoons Tamari. Note1
  • 4 teaspoon rice wine vinegar.
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice. Note2
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha or any hot sauce optional.
  • Pinch Chinese five spices.
  • 1 can (8oz) canned water chestnuts, drained and chopped.
  • 2 stalks green onions chopped.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground.
  • 1 head butter lettuce.


  • In a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil and sesame oil then sauté onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic and keep cooking for 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground chicken breaking it apart. Cook for almost 5 minutes until the chicken is almost done.
  • Add the next 7 ingredients stirring well to combine.
  • Add the chestnuts and green onion and continue to cook for another 1 minute.
  • Stir in salt and black pepper and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Spoon in lettuce leaves and serve garnished with more green onion.


Note1: you can use soy sauce or Tamari sauce for gluten free.
Note2: I have used no sugar maple syrup but you are welcome to use any sweetener you like.
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Calories: 288.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 24.6g | Fat: 16.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 886.2mg | Potassium: 221.3mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 2.9g | Vitamin C: 14.2mg | Calcium: 5.1mg | Iron: 13.7mg