Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps that are better-than-take-out and made from scratch in less than 30 minutes! Grilled chicken smothered in the tastiest general-tso’s inspired sauce with crunchy cashews, spooned into a crisp green lettuce cup.

A Cashew Chicken mixture inside of romaine heart lettuce wrap.

We had a very BUSY weekend — swimming, BBQ’s with friends, errands, and a blown-out tire. I’m in need of an easy, stress-free dinner tonight and these lettuce wraps are at the top of my list!

They are not only incredibly easy, they are packed with sooo much flavor. I find myself making “yummy” noises with every bite. Does anyone else do that? My husband makes fun of me, but it’s totally subconscious. When I love what I’m eating it’s hard to keep quiet! hahaha.

Six lettuce leaves filled with cashews, chicken, and a homemade sauce, all on a white plate.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps start with chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces and sauteed over medium heat. Add a simple asian sauce that thickens right in the pan with the chicken. Stir-in some cashews at the end, and spoon everything into a lettuce cup.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a white plate.

What is the best lettuce to use for lettuce wraps?

You can use any type of green leafy lettuce for lettuce wraps, but popular types of lettuce include Boston bib lettuce and romaine hearts. The great thing about lettuce wraps is that they are easily modifiable when it comes to the filling and the wrapping.  Cabbage leaves would also be a yummy substitute.

I often make these as a main dish, served with fresh fruit (or even a side of fried rice as well, if you want a “heartier” meal). You could also serve them as an appetizer.

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Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 20 minutes
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  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl stir together the chicken stock, soy sauce, ginger, hoisin sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to hot skillet. Cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low, add the sauce from the bowl and continue to cook, stirring, until thickened. Add sriracha hot sauce, to taste. Stir in cashews and most of the green onion, reserving a big handful for garnish at the end.
  • Serve in cold lettuce cups. Top with remaining chopped green onions if desired.
  • Next time try one of these lettuce wrap recipes!


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 44gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 833mgPotassium: 1056mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 715IUVitamin C: 11.3mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 3mg

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Lauren Allen

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  1. Sesame oil listed in ingredients but directions doesn’t say when to add it. I don’t believe using it a oil to cook chicken works. I added to the chicken when cooked.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank You FOR SHARING Lauren 👍🏼👏🏼♥️These LOOK YUMMY😋❗️G-d♥️Bless

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! I made it exactly as listed, and added one small can of diced water chestnuts for extra crunch. Served it over romaine lettuce leaves, as well as jasmine rice. This is one of few recipes my entire family of 6 loves.

  4. 5 stars
    The filling is delicious! Anything with cashew and chicken are a match made in heaven. We made ours with corn tortillas and chopping up the lettuce as a garnish instead. Thank you for the recipe!

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