Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos Recipe

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Pearl Myers Modified: March 24, 2022
Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos Recipe

How To Make Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

These light lettuce tacos are filled with chicken, cabbage, carrots, & more. The recipe infuses Thai flavors, particularly in the accompanying peanut sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Peanut Sauce:

  • ½cupreduced sodium chicken broth,reduced-sodium
  • 3tbsppeanut butter
  • ½tbspSriracha chili sauce
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 1tbspsoy sauce,use tamari for gluten free
  • ½tbspginger,freshly grated
  • 1clovegarlic,crushed

For Chicken:

  • Cooking spray
  • 16ozground chicken
  • 1tbspSriracha chili sauce,more or less to taste
  • 4clovesgarlic,crushed
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,grated
  • 1tbspsoy sauce,use tamari for gluten free
  • ¾cupscarrots,shredded
  • cupscallions,chopped
  • ¾cupred cabbage,shredded
  • 2tbsppeanuts,chopped
  • cilantro leaves,for garnish
  • 4lime wedges
  • 8iceberg lettuces,(outer leaves)

Instructions

Peanut Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan combine chicken broth, peanut butter, 1/2 tablespoon sriracha, honey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, and 1 clove crushed garlic and simmer over medium-low heat for about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce becomes smooth and thick.

Chicken:

  1. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet or wok over high medium until hot.

  2. When hot, spray with oil and sauté the chicken until cooked through and browned, breaking it up as it cooks; add the sriracha, remaining garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add the tablespoon of soy sauce and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Add the shredded carrots, and ½ cup of the scallions and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until tender-crisp. Set aside.

Assemble:

  1. Divide the chicken equally between 8 lettuce leaves, top each with shredded cabbage, remaining scallions, drizzle with peanut sauce, chopped peanuts and cilantro, for garnish and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 608.57kcal
  • Fat: 33.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.05g
  • Fiber: 16.19g
  • Sugar: 29.68g
  • Protein: 35.72g
  • Cholesterol: 97.52mg
  • Sodium: 810.93mg
  • Calcium: 258.20mg
  • Potassium: 2518.68mg
  • Iron: 6.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 517.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.80mg
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