Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Glenda Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

How To Make Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Enjoy a tasty, crunchy dish with these lettuce wraps filled with chicken, carrots, and peppers in Thai-style sauce, then finished with peanuts and cilantro.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Sauce:

  • 3tbspsoy sauce,low-sodium
  • 2tbspfish sauce
  • tbspbrown sugar
  • 2tbsplime juice
  • ½tspsesame oil
  • 2tspcornstarch

For Filling:

  • 5green onions,light parts and green parts kept separate
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspginger,minced
  • lbsground chicken,92% lean, or turkey
  • 1tbspolive oil,or vegetable oil
  • 1bell pepper,cored and diced
  • cupsmatchstick carrots,roughly chopped
  • cupcilantro,chopped
  • ½cupunsalted dry roasted peanuts,roughly chopped
  • Sambel Oelek,for serving, optional
  • Iceberg lettuce,for serving


  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lighter portions of green onions, garlic, and ginger and saute for 30 seconds.

  3. Add chicken and cook, tossing and breaking up chicken occasionally until nearly cooked through. Don’t drain.

  4. Add red bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes until just slightly softened. Add carrots and darker portions of green onions, then whisk the sauce mixture once more and pour into the skillet.

  5. Cook, tossing frequently for about 1 minute until the sauce has thickened (and chicken is fully cooked through), then taste and season with a little salt if needed.

  6. Add in cilantro, green onion greens, and peanuts. Serve warm over whole lettuce leaves with Sambal Oelek if desired.


  • Calories: 458.22kcal
  • Fat: 27.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.92g
  • Fiber: 4.20g
  • Sugar: 10.78g
  • Protein: 37.10g
  • Cholesterol: 146.28mg
  • Sodium: 1509.95mg
  • Calcium: 76.33mg
  • Potassium: 1393.92mg
  • Iron: 3.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 443.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 47.67mg
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