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Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Veronika's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 lettuce wraps 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Course
  • Cuisine: American, Chinese


Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps made with ground chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, butter lettuce, and delicious Asian sauce is a great quick and easy recipe for a busy weeknight or even a party!



  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce, washed and dried
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, to garnish
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced, to garnish


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium/high heat and add olive oil. Then put ground chicken to the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes or until it’s cooked through. Using a spatula, break the chicken into smaller pieces.
  2. When the chicken is cooked through, add sliced water chestnuts and carrots and cook for another minute.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl (low-sodium soy sauce, coconut sugar, maple syrup, water, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes).
  4. Reserve ¼ cup of the sauce and pour the rest to the skillet with cooked chicken. Mix well and bring it to boil.
  5. Add cornstarch to the reserved sauce mixture and mix well until combined. Add the mixture to the skillet.
  6. Bring it to boil again and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  7. Place butter lettuce leaves on a serving plate. Spoon the cooked chicken mixture on top of the lettuce.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.


You can refrigerate the cooked chicken mixture (without lettuce) for up to 3 days.

To warm it up, just place the cooked chicken mixture in a skillet and reheat it for about 5 minutes. Then you can scoop the chicken in lettuce leaves and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 lettuce wrap
  • Calories: 111
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 318.7
  • Fat: 6.1
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4
  • Fiber: 0.7
  • Protein: 1.5
  • Cholesterol: 1.2

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