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Chicken lettuce wraps on a white plate with a side of sauce.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

These easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are healthy, delicious, and full of your favorite Asian flavors. And you'll love the spicy 3-ingredient dipping sauce!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken, iceberg lettuce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 357kcal
Author Meggan Hill


For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger fresh, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha optional
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 8 ounce whole water chestnuts drained and diced
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce separated into leaves

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sambal oelek or sriracha


To make the sauce:

  • In a small saucepan combine honey, coconut aminos, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and Sriracha. Bring to a boil and simmer while preparing the chicken, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To make the chicken:

  • Meanwhile, In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken and stir, breaking up with a spoon, until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chestnuts and green onion and cook until tender, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and stir to combine. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of the lettuce leaf, taco-style.

To make the dipping sauce:

  • Combine dijon mustard, honey, and sambal oelek in a small bowl and whisk to combine.


Calories: 357kcal