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ground chicken mixture on a plate with lettuce on the side

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Super easy chicken lettuce wraps using ground chicken cooked in a savory sauce with fresh vegetables. This is a perfect weeknight dinner or a great appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy, family meals, lettuce wraps, quick, simple
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ cup water chestnuts - diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs green onions chopped



  • green onions
  • shredded carrots
  • sesame seeds
  • bean sprouts


  • Prepare the soy sauce mixture in a bowl by combining soy sauce, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and brown sugar. Mix until the brown sugar dissolves.
  • Add corn starch and water. Mix until the corn starch is mainly incorporated into the mixture. Set the sauce aside.
  • Rinse the lettuce leaves. Shake as much water off of it and set it aside to dry.
  • Chop water chestnuts, mushrooms, green onions, and basil and set them aside. Chop onions and set them aside separately from the other ingredients.
  • Heat a large skillet or pan on medium-high heat. Coat it with desired cooking oil. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or till semi-translucent.
  • Add ground chicken to the pan. Use a wooden spatula or a meat chopper to separate and crumble the meat. Once you crumble the meat to your liking, add the soy sauce mixture to the ground chicken. Mix until all the meat is coated with the sauce.
  • Add all other ingredients to the pan, water chestnuts, mushrooms, green onions, and basil. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated with the ground chicken. Let it simmer for about 5 mins.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and let it rest and cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Top with garnishes or serve it on the side.
  • Serve with lettuce leaves.


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