Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

This is a family favortie and chances are good you’ve had mine before. It’s quick and easy for a busy night, but healthy enough to feel good about.

  • 4-6
  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes



  • 4 TBS hoisin sauce
  • 4 TBS reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBS rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil Mix:
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 8 ounces baby bella cremini mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts drained and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes omit if sensitive to spice
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced, divided
  • 1 head of butter lettuce


Follow This Recipe

  1. Begin by mixing a sauce of all the sauce ingredients in a bowl
  2. Chop and mince mushrooms, water chestnuts, garlic, ginger and the whites of the green onions. Set aside.
  3. Slice green ends of the green onion and set aside for garnish
  4. Pull apart whole leaves of butter lettuce head. Wash leaves and leave to dry.
  5. Set Large high-sided skillet on the stovetop on Medium-High
  6. Heat olive oil in the skillet
  7. Brown ground chicken in the skillet, sprinkle with a small amount of salt to taste while cooking
  8. Remove chicken from skillet and chop finely if necessary.
  9. Return chicken to skillet on Medium heat
  10. Add in the garlic, ginger, mushrooms, white ends of onions and water chestnuts. Cook for 5 min or so, or until the mushrooms have lost their water.
  11. Season with red pepper flakes if you like
  12. Add in sauce and cook for 30 sec to 1 min stirring until entire mixture is coated.
  13. Serve immediately with butter lettuce as cups


  1. Prechopping will save you time and overcooking in the long run. I have a hand chopper and it makes things quick and easy.
  2. This can also be made with tofu instead of chicken using these directions for the tofu: Press the water out of the tofu with paper towels or a press. Fry the tofu as you would the chicken by crumbling the tofu into the pan, breaking it into very small pieces as it cooks. Continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  3. I make rice as a side and to turn this meal from an appetizer into an entree.
  4. Instead of red pepper flakes, siracha is a great spicy add in.

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