Close up of lettuce with chicken, carrots, and onions wrapped together with a side dipping sauce.

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Close up of lettuce with chicken, carrots, and onions wrapped together with a side dipping sauce.

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Sweet and savory lettuce wraps with tangy chicken, crisp lettuce, and crunchy peppers. Serve as a light main course or an appetizer for entertaining.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Snacks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 lettuce leaves (e.g., romaine, green leaf, or Bibb), trimmed and washed
  • 5 ounces chicken breast, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce, or substitute with barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar, or substitute with apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger or 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together hoisin sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, sriracha, and cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until no longer pink.
  • Add red pepper, onion, and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add approximately 3 ounces of the sauce mixture to the wok. Turn down heat and simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and serve with lettuce leaves.

Notes

Chef's Notes
  • Remaining sauce can be saved and refrigerated for up to five days. Try adding the sauce to a stir fry with soba or rice noodles, or as a steak marinade.
  • To lower sodium, use reduced-sodium soy sauce.
Recipe submitted by 501 Bar and Grill for Savor the Flavor of Flint, a community-based partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to promote delicious, healthy eating and highlight recipes from local chefs and home cooks in the city of Flint.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 lettuce wrapsCalories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 18gFat: 9gSodium: 1090mgFiber: 2g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, Brunch, Dinner, Easy, Fresh, Kid-friendly, Quick, Summer
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