The Best Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Whenever I see Asian chicken lettuce wraps the filling is made up of one of two types of chicken.  Sometimes I see ground chicken that is seasoned used as the filling.  Other times I see chicken breast that is thinly sliced into strips used as the filling.  Each have their own merits but I don’t love a lettuce wrap with either of them.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When I came across The Best Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps I thought it was another lettuce wrap with ground chicken but it turns out I was wrong.   Instead of ground chicken this recipe uses boneless chicken breast that is chopped into very small pieces.  I was totally intrigued by this.

So I chopped up the chicken and then got to work whipping up the sauce.  I honestly didn’t even check the sauce recipe before I started so I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t have all the ingredients.   No big deal though because I was sure I could find enough ingredients to make a tasty sauce.

The Best Chicken Asian Lettuce Wraps

I didn’t have hoisin but surprisingly I did have oyster sauce.  I also had some fish sauce but after combining the other ingredients I didn’t feel like that would be my best bet so instead I just added in more soy sauce and a bit of brown sugar.   It worked because the sauce was really good.   It was a touch sweet, a little tart, and somewhat spicy.  All together it was perfect with these lettuce wraps.

The chicken cooked up in little pieces which was perfect.  I love how it absorbed a ton of the sauce.   Once I put it on the lettuce wrap along with the green onions it not only tasted great but it looked really good too.  I also put a bit of rice in the lettuce wraps because I prefer it in them instead of on the side.

Chicken in a delicious sauce

I really loved these lettuce wraps and so did my husband.  They were super tasty and the green onions on top add a fresh flavor along with the lettuce.  I think I’m going to start chopping my chicken like this every time I make lettuce wraps!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The Best Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Minced chicken breasts mixed with a sweet, spicy, and tangy Asian sauce served on Bibb lettuce with green onions.
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Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 c. chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

For the chicken wraps:

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • sesame seeds
  • green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix well. Set aside.
  • In a large saute pan combine the onion, ginger, garlic, and olive oil. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes or until it is cooked through.
  • Add the sauce and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the chicken absorbs most of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Place several tablespoons of chicken mixture on each lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Savory Bites Recipes

Chopped Chicken Asian Lettuce Wraps

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