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Mushu Chicken Lettuce Wraps
with carrots / shiitakes / cabbage

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
We've been excited to update and refresh this 'take-out fake-out' since it was featured in the early days of our meal planning service in 2014. Once you try it, you won't believe how easy it is to make this Chinese-inspired favorite at home.


Mushu Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 Tbsp
  • Mirin - 1 Tbsp (sub rice vinegar)
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Arrowroot powder - 1 tsp
  • Carrots - 8 oz , finely diced
  • Mushrooms, shiitakes - 8 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Cabbage, green - 12 oz , chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb , thinly sliced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 12 leaves (sub green leaf or iceberg)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha - for serving (sub hot sauce of choice)


  1. Make stir-fry sauce - Mix together aminos, mirin, maple syrup, water, and arrowroot powder. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Carrots - Dice carrots. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms / Green onions / Garlic / Cabbage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Slice into thin strips. Season and tenderize. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Lettuce - Separate leaves.

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then carrots and mushrooms. Saute until tender, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add in white parts of green onions, garlic, and cabbage with a pinch of salt.
  3. Push all the vegetables to the side, forming a hole in the middle (like a donut). Place chicken in the donut hole. Give your sauce a stir, and then pour it over the chicken.
  4. Once sauce starts to bubble and darken, toss to mix. Continue to stir-fry until chicken is cooked through (since the chicken has been sliced into thin strips, this shouldn't take more than another 4 to 5 minutes).
  5. Let everyone assemble their own mushu lettuce wraps by topping lettuce leaves with filling. Finish them with Sriracha and green parts of green onion. Enjoy!



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