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5 from 5 votes

Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Asian-style Lettuce Wraps made chicken, fresh chopped vegetables and a delicious stir-fry sauce, served in a cold and crisp lettuce leaf. Enjoy them as an appetizer or main dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 red bell pepper , finely chopped
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root , minced
  • 1 cup water chestnuts , chopped
  • 1 head Boston Bib lettuce , or romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Sriracha hot sauce , for topping

For the marinade:

  • 1 pound ground chicken , or turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For the Sauce:

  • 5 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


For the Marinade:

  • Place marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add chicken and stir to combine. Set aside. 

For the sauce:

  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. 
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the chicken mixture and stir fry 2-3 minutes. 
  • Push the chicken to the side of the pan and add the bell pepper, ginger, green onions, and water chestnuts. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sauce and cook over medium heat, stirring as needed, until thickened. 
  • Serve in lettuce cups, topped with sriracha hot sauce, if desired.


Recipe adapted from William Sonoma.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2340IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.7mg