4.05 from 20 votes

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are Asian inspired lettuce wraps loaded with bold flavors! This easy appetizer recipe is ready in only 20 minutes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 290kcal
Author Rachael Yerkes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken or chicken breast cut into small chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 TBS oyster sauce
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 Tsp red chili paste
  • 8 ounce can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add ground chicken and season with salt and pepper, or chunked up chicken breasts
  • Brown and crumble chicken, about 3-5 minutes, drain fat. Or cook chicken breast chunks, drain fat.
  • After draining, return to heat and stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and chili paste and cook until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in chestnuts and green onions cooking until tender, about 1-2 minutes;
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper, to preference.
  • spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf and enjoy


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.4mg