Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

How To Make Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Enjoy fresh and savory lettuce wraps filled with Thai basil chicken, and fresh veggies for lunch! Whip up this easy-to-make recipe in just 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ¼cupcanola oil,or vegetable oil
  • 1small white onion,thinly sliced
  • 1red pepper,thinly sliced
  • 1cupcarrots,shredded
  • 2tbspginger,minced
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1cupshitake mushrooms,sliced, optional
  • 1cupbean sprouts,optional
  • 1lbchicken breasts,ground or diced
  • cupsThai basil,plus ¼ cup for garnish, or basil of preference
  • 1cancoconut milk
  • 4tbspsoy sauce,or light soy sauce
  • 6tbsprice wine vinegar
  • 3tbspfish sauce
  • 1tbspchili garlic sauce,or Sambal Oelek, or more to taste
  • 1cupThai basil leaves,loosely-packed
  • butter lettuce leaves,or romaine
  • peanuts,ground, to garnish
  • lime,to garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, rice vinegar, fish sauce, chili sauce, and Thai basil over medium-high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, then then reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until reduced by half.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the onion, red pepper, carrots, ginger, and garlic, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, until mostly cooked and softened.

  5. Add the mushrooms and bean sprouts, then sauté for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from pan.

  6. Add an additional 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan, then brown the chicken for 4 to 6 minutes until cooked through. Remove from pan.

  7. Combine the coconut sauce with the cooked chicken and vegetables, then toss until combined.

  8. Portion the mixture into lettuce cups, then garnish with crushed peanuts, lime, and additional Thai basil leaves, if desired.

  9. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 605.26kcal
  • Fat: 47.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.82g
  • Fiber: 4.04g
  • Sugar: 6.14g
  • Protein: 30.78g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 2052.97mg
  • Calcium: 110.11mg
  • Potassium: 981.98mg
  • Iron: 6.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 377.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 58.48mg
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