Easy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

by Tonya Staab
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Asian chicken lettuce wraps are healthy, and perfect for a self-serve bar, al fresco dining, or a quick and easy weekend dinner.

There is nothing that annoys me more as a parent than making meals that someone is bound to complain about. I often now make self-serve bar meals for weekend dinners. This means everyone can take what they want. I always put out a few family favorites along with foods that are our favorites too. There’s a lot less whining on these nights because everything can choose what they want to eat.

These simple Asian chicken lettuce wraps are perfect for this. I’ve included our chicken recipe below that pairs perfectly with butter lettuce. I prefer butter lettuce over other varieties as it doesn’t fall apart quite so easily.

I made these as part of an al fresco backyard summer dining post a long time ago. They were paired with potstickers and pineapple fried rice in a fresh half pineapple.

Asian-inspired chicken lettuce wraps

a hand holding a lettuce wrap filled with chicken, carrot, and other toppings

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbs crushed garlic
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 diced shallots


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add the shallots. Cook for a couple of minutes until they begin to go translucent.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry.
  3. Add the ground chicken, break it up and stir occasionally until cooked through.
  4. Combine the hoisin and soy sauce in a small jug and pour over the top, stir until heated through.
  5. Add the coconut milk and combine thoroughly. Turn the heat down to low and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.

On the side, I placed out small serving dishes of carrots, bean sprouts, roasted peanuts or cashews, lime, green onions, and any other toppings I had on hand at the time.

a tiered food stand with toppings and ingredients for lettuce wraps
a hand holding a lettuce wrap filled with chicken, carrot, and other toppings

What are your favorite toppings for lettuce wraps?

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