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Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 8 lettuce wraps
Calories: 111kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • When the chicken is cooked through, add sliced water chestnuts and carrots and cook for another minute.
  • 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).
  • Reserve ¼ cup of the sauce and pour the rest to the skillet with cooked chicken. Mix well and bring it to boil.
  • Add cornstarch to the reserved sauce mixture and mix well until combined. Add the mixture to the skillet.
  • Bring it to boil again and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Place butter lettuce leaves on a serving plate. Spoon the cooked chicken mixture on top of the lettuce.
  • 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: 1lettuce wrap | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 1.2mg | Sodium: 318.7mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 10g