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Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author A Thrifty Mom


  • CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe
  • What you need to make this recipe:
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts drain and chop
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha sauce


  1. Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even. The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).
  2. Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.
  3. Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel. To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a "taco shell" to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha. This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.
  4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe - the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don't hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!