A restaurant style recipe, that's so easy and so quick to make (just 15 minutes!), never spend money on take-out again. These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are filled with fresh veggies, ground chicken, with a homemade simmer sauce that you're going to love.
About these Lettuce Wraps
It's so fun to recreate your favorite restaurant food at home and that's exactly what I did with these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
Ground chicken, crisp carrots, bean sprouts, and basil all cooked in a flavorful Thai inspired simmer sauce and wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves. This meal is SO fresh and SO flavorful.
Not to mention, these chicken lettuce wraps are cheap and easy to make too. Why spend money on restaurant food when you can make it at home for less?! It's perfect for a night in and can be a fun meal to whip up as you watch your favorite show or listen to some good tunes!
And if you're looking for more Thai inspired recipes, check out this Thai Basil Beef, Sweet Thai Chicken and Veggie Bowl or this Spicy Thai Salad that you'll love, too!
- Chicken - I use ground chicken because it cooks up much faster and is less hassle. Plus I prefer the texture of ground meat for these lettuce wraps versus larger pieces.
- Veggies - We'll include bell pepper, bean sprouts, carrots, and basil.
- Soy Sauce - The base of the simmer sauce. Use coconut aminos to make this recipe Gluten Free.
- Honey - Adds a hint of sweetness in contrast the strong saltiness of the soy sauce and balance the heat from the spices.
- Iceberg Lettuce - I prefer iceberg lettuce for this Thai chicken lettuce wraps because the leaves are sturdy enough to hold everything yet soft enough to fold.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Add the meat, peppers, carrots, onions, bean sprouts and basil into an oiled pan on medium heat. Stir as it begins to cook and after 5 minutes, add remaining ingredients, which will create the sauce.
2. Cook for another 5-7 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked. Serve in lettuce cups or with stir fry noodles. The flavor is impeccable! Enjoy!
Store the meat mixture separate from the lettuce in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat meat in the microwave for ~60 seconds before adding to lettuce cups and enjoying.
Absolutely! Replace the ground chicken with crumbled tofu or crumbled tempeh. Or if you're not wanting it to make it vegetarian but want to try something instead of chicken, try ground turkey or diced steak.
Serve alone as an appetizer, or make it a main dish with a side of miso soup, dumplings, egg rolls, or fried rice. Another tasty idea, add a fried egg on top!
You don't have to make lettuce wraps! The chicken mixture is also serve in regular/corn tortillas, have it over stir fry noodles or rice, or even make it into a buddha bowl with some roasted sweet potatoes.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Spoon
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ½ red pepper, finely cut in strips
- ½ cup white onion, diced
- ½ can bean sprouts, drained
- ½ cup carrots, shaved
- ¼ cup basil, cut into strips
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, reduced sodium
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp honey
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- Iceburg lettuce
- Add meat and veggies to a greased skillet. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Then, add all of the sauce ingredients to the pan and simmer for 5-7 more minutes until chicken is cooked through.
- Scoop chicken mixture into lettuce cups and enjoy!
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Anne Hughes says
Really good!!! I was missing some of the spices so I put in fresh minced ginger and I little natural peanut butter. Still super yummy! Will make them again with all the right ingredients !
So excited to try this!!!
I can never get Eric to eat vegetables and these were sooo good he didn’t even pick out the peppers and onions (and that says ALOT about this recipe)
Sam Campbell says
Such a yummy and easy weeknight dinner recipe! Had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day over rice, and it was just as good a day later. Will definitely make again!
I made this for my pretty picky family and everyone loved it!
Lettuce wraps seem intimidating and typically something I would order only at a restaurant, but these were so easy! One pan recipes are a dream!! I used tofu instead of chicken and added some water chestnuts instead of carrots because its all I had on hand, and let me tell you DELISH. Thank you courtney!!
Johanna Zonca says
Such an easy dinner to throw together! Very flavorful, and the colors are so pretty. Quickly became a favorite go-to meal!
These were so good! I have been making these usually weekly ever since i tried them. I didn’t have a pepper this time so i added water chestnuts. Love them either way but such a staple recipe!
Courtney Paige says
The flavors packed into this meal!! Love making these for lunch.