Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps lined along a white plate.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy food has never tasted so AMAZING! These Thai chicken lettuce wraps are bursting with bold flavor, and fresh ingredients. They can be enjoyed as a main dish or served as an appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (or tenders), chopped into very small pieces*
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 carrot , shredded
  • 1/2 cup cabbage , finely shredded (red, green, or napa)
  • 3 green onions , chopped

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon peanut butter , smooth or crunchy
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 head Boston Bib lettuce (or romaine)


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. 
  • Add chicken, garlic, onions, salt and pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until chicken is cooked through. 
  • Add the carrots, cabbage, and green onions, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine the sweet chili sauce, ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper. Stir until smooth. 
  • Add sauce to the pan. Add cilantro. toss everything until combined. 
  • Spoon mixture into individual lettuce cups. Should fill about 8 lettuce cups.
  • You might also like Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps!



*You could substitute 1/2 pound ground chicken or turkey
Tips for this recipe are listed in the post above!


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4072IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg