Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps
with brown rice / snap peas / peanuts

Active: 30 Total: 60
First featured back in 2015, Hoisin sauce gives these light and fresh lettuce wraps plenty of rich flavor.
Smarts: Last time we featured this meal, community members requested rice to give the lettuce wraps more substance. Serve the rice right in the lettuce wraps, on the side, or serve everything together like a rice bowl / salad if you prefer.
Tags

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
  • Lettuce, romaine - 12 leaves (use larger leaves from hearts of romaine)
  • Snap peas - 10 oz, finely chopped (sub snow peas)
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Chicken, ground - 1 lb
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch - 1 tsp
  • Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Hoisin Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp, grated
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Hoisin sauce - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha (opt) - 2 tsp (sub any hot sauce)
Brown Rice:
  • Rice, brown - 1 cup

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Brown rice - (Double if making Thursday’s meal.) Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check rice at ~45 min and continue cooking if needed. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make sauce - Combine ginger, garlic, Hoisin sauce, water (portion for sauce), soy sauce, vinegar, and Sriracha. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Snap peas - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Limes / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More

Make

  1. Heat a large skillet or saute pan with oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, breaking it apart as it cooks, until opaque, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Stir sauce and snap peas into chicken and bring to a simmer.
  3. Whisk together water (portion for lettuce wraps) and cornstarch. Pour over chicken and stir well. Simmer until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Remove chicken from heat and stir in cilantro.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave (reserve half if doubled).
  6. Serve lettuce wraps filled with rice, chicken, and peanuts. Serve lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the lettuce wraps. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (12)

Most Helpful

Added shredded cabbage because it was on hand. Delicious!

By: Melanie
Posted: Apr 26, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

28 reviews

Very good

By: Kimberly
Posted: May 03, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I didn’t have any lettuce so I mixed ramen in with it. Awesome ramen filler.

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 17, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was great! Easy and fast. I doubled the sauce and used an instant brown rice/quinoa mix. I skipped peanuts because we don’t like them.

By: Kera
Posted: Feb 11, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick and easy (especially with meal prep on the weekend.) We had some daikon in the fridge, so we chopped that up and added in the way we would have used water chestnuts to add some crunch. Happy we did. Also doubled the sauce. Happy we did that too. We ALWAYS use cabbage leaves instead of lettuce for lettuce wraps. Napa cabbage in particular is really good. Doesn't tear as much, so way less messy for the kids. I could do without the rice. Maybe next time we'll try something else or just do it without rice. Also had some watermelon on the side, which I think went well.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jun 24, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Subbed green beans for snow peas because that’s what I had on hand. These were great! Will definitely make again this summer.

By: Maggie
Posted: Jun 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really liked them. Very filling with the rice added. Next time I will double the sauce, because it was so good and since we decided to mix the rice into the meat mixture we definitely could have used the extra sauce.

By: Barbie
Posted: May 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful