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Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps
snap peas / roasted peanuts

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min
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Lettuce wraps rank high on our list of fun dinners. Fill crisp lettuce leaves with an Asian-inspired chicken filling that the whole family will enjoy. Sprinkle spicy chili peppers over the top if you like extra heat!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps:
  • Onions - 1, finely chopped
  • Bell peppers, red - 1/2, finely chopped
  • Snap peas (also called Sugar snap peas) - 4 oz, trimmed and finely chopped
  • Peanuts, roasted - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Peppers, Thai chilis (opt) - 1, thinly sliced
  • Romaine hearts (sub Boston lettuce leaves) - 2 heads
  • Mint, fresh - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Chicken, ground - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Limes - 1/2, juice
Hoisin Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Water - 3 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce - 1/4 cup
  • Rice vinegar - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha (opt) - 2 tsp
  • Cornstarch - 1 tsp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make sauce - Grate ginger and chop garlic. Whisk together ginger, garlic, water, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, vinegar, Sriracha (if using) and cornstarch. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Bell peppers / Snap peas / Peanuts / Thai chili peppers (if using) - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Romaine - Slice off stems and separate leaves for wraps.
  4. Mint - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a saute pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil. When oil begins to shimmer add onions, bell peppers and snap peas. Saute until onions begin to soften ~3 minutes. Add chicken and saute until cooked through ~5 minutes. Carefully pour out any excess liquid from the pan and return to heat. Add sauce and cook until sauce coats chicken and thickens ~3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and mint.
  2. Serve lettuce, chicken, peanuts and Thai chilis (if using) in individual bowls so you can assemble at the dinner table. Top each lettuce leaf with a generous spoonful of filling, peanuts and chilis and enjoy!
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Reviews

This meal has 90 reviews

Tasty, but so messy in a lettuce cup! We ended up submitting to the extra calories and using tortillas after the first few bites.

By: Drew
Posted: Apr 19, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

So good! I’d add a pot of rice to really round this out.

By: Emily
Posted: Mar 27, 2019
Diet: Original

This was good, but needed a dipping sauce. Not as tasty as the NY Times Turkey Lettuce wrap

By: Amanda
Posted: Dec 29, 2016
Diet: Original

This is good -- very similar to a recipe I make from Damn Delicious. But this one has a bit more veggies and herbs.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original

Added carrots, water chestnut, green onion Used ground beef

By: Dona
Posted: Apr 25, 2016
Diet: Original

This was amazing! I substituted shredded carrots for the peas, added a little more sriracha, and left the peanuts and Thai chilies out. This recipe will definitely be in the rotation!

By: Miranda
Posted: Feb 19, 2016
Diet: Original