Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Hoisin Sauce


  1. To prepare sauce, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  2. To prepare filling, heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and cook until translucent. Add chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the hoisin sauce and green onions to the pan and cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  3. Assemble the wraps. Layer lettuce leaves with a heaping spoonful of filling and top with carrot slivers, peanuts, and a sprinkle of green onions.


Health Benefits

Chicken has an incredible amount of protein for its low calorie content. Chicken is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, which are helpful in preventing cataracts and boosting energy and immunity. If you don’t have an allergy, peanuts are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E.

These chicken lettuce wraps are a perfect carb-free lunch and are easy to throw together mid-week if you make the filling and sauce ingredients ahead of time. Just don’t place into the lettuce leaves until the last minute to keep them from getting soggy!

  1. great sounding recipe! just not clear to me how I use the sauce, do I pour it over the cooked chicken when in lettuce wraps or do I mix it in the ready filling while still in the pan? there is no mentioning about the sauce in the directions any more.