Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

4.9 from 12 reviews

30 Minute Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps with chicken cooked in tasty savory sauce and loaded up on crispy lettuce leaves.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 inch knob ginger, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onion sprigs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I used aminos)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 head of butter, iceberg or Romaine lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 tbsp avocado or any oil, for frying


  1. Make sure all ingredients are chopped and ready.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and add cashews. Pan fry until toasted, stirring constantly. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Right before chicken is done cooking, in a small bowl add cold water, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar and cornstarch; whisk with a fork. Add to the chicken long with zucchini and bell pepper; cook for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened. Stir in cashews and green onions.
  6. Serve chicken lettuce wraps immediately. To assemble, use 2-3 stacked lettuce leaves (depending on its thickness) and spoon desired amount of filling on top. If someone is very hungry, serve over a bed of brown rice or quinoa.

Store: Refrigerate filling in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat on a skillet before assembling lettuce wraps. You can also refrigerate washed lettuce leaves wrapped in linen towel for up to 3 days.


Instead of chicken breast you can use diced chicken thighs, and ground chicken or ground turkey.

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