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Thai-flavored chicken is served inside a lettuce leaf for a low carb meal.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are loaded with Asian flavors and come together in under 20 minutes! Ground chicken is cooked with a sweet, savory, and a little spicy Thai-inspired sauce and then served with crunchy peanuts and cabbage.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Author: London


Ground Chicken

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup carrots finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken

Thai Sauce

  • cup soy sauce or Tamari gluten-free*
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice fresh
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar or honey
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1-2 tsp. Sriracha sauce depending on spice
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste or fresh, minced

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 head butter leaf lettuce Bibb, Boston, or Iceberg
  • ¼ cup peanuts dry roasted, salted
  • ½ cup red cabbage thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions thinly sliced


  • Cook the Veggies: In a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of oil and carrots. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until carrots become soft. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 30-60 seconds.
    2 Tbsp. olive oil, ½ cup carrots, 2 cloves garlic
  • Add the Meat: Push the vegetables to the side and add the remaining tablespoon of oil with the chicken. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until almost cooked through. Crumble ground chicken using a potato masher or the back of a large fork.
    1 lb. ground chicken, 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Make the Sauce: In a medium-sized bowl combine Thai sauce ingredients and whisk until combined. Mix sauce into the ground chicken mixture and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 3 minutes.
    ⅓ cup soy sauce or Tamari, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 2 tsp. fish sauce, 1-2 tsp. Sriracha sauce, 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • Serve Thai chicken mixture immediately in lettuce wraps or cups with peanuts, cabbage and green onions. Enjoy!
    1 head butter leaf lettuce, ¼ cup peanuts, ½ cup red cabbage thinly sliced, ¼ cup green onions


Prep-Ahead Instructions:
This dish is delicious when made one day ahead of time. Make it the day before and keep in the fridge until ready to enjoy.
Storage Directions:
Place the chicken mixture in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. You can freeze this dish for up to 3 to 4 months. Let it thaw in the fridge, then warm it back up in a skillet on the stove.
Recipe Tips
  • Make it yours. Add as much or as little Sriracha as you desire in these easy lettuce wraps.
  • Big leaves. Choose a lettuce that is large and strong enough to hold the filling.
  • Top it off. Shredded cabbage, green onions, and peanuts are perfect on this dish. You can even throw in crunchy veggies for added nutrition.
  • Be a prepper. Make the filling a day or two early, then warm it up when you're ready to enjoy.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1545mg | Potassium: 697mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2675IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg