Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Source
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps are so easy to make. Ground chicken marinaded with spices and diced vegetables make it a healthy and tasty appetizer that will appeal to most everyone. What's more, because it is lighter than most appetizers your guests will still be hungry for whatever spectacular meal you have planned to serve!

Get Ready to Slice and Dice!
Get Ready to Slice and Dice! | Source

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

  • Substitute Chicken with 1 package firm or extra firm tofu
  • Wrap Tofu in paper towels and squeeze gently to remove liquid.
  • Pan fry in Olive Oil until browned and cut into small pieces

Gluten Free

For a Gluten Free version use Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce or Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce



Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Ground Chicken, browned and drained
  • 2/3 cups Water Chestnuts, drained and finely diced
  • 2/3 cups Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper thinly sliced and diced
  • I Green Pepper thinly sliced and diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbs. Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ginger
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tbs. Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 head Boston Lettuce

Marinade

  • In a 2 quart glass bowl blend seasonings, water, soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Stir in vegetables, water chestnuts and chicken. Mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes, stirring once.

Add Chicken and Vegetables to Marinade and Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Add Chicken and Vegetables to Marinade and Refrigerate for 20 minutes

Chicken Lettuce Wrap Filling Preparation

  • Heat Sesame Oil in a large skillet.
  • Sauté Chicken and Vegetable Marinade mixture on high heat for 1 minute.
  • Stir in Brown Rice
  • Reduce Heat to medium and cook for 7-10 minutes.


Saute marinated Chicken and Veggies in Sesame Seed Oil on High Heat for 1 minute
Saute marinated Chicken and Veggies in Sesame Seed Oil on High Heat for 1 minute | Source
Chicken Marinade Mixture, Boston Lettuce Leafs and Chinese Hot Mustard
Chicken Marinade Mixture, Boston Lettuce Leafs and Chinese Hot Mustard | Source

Separate the leaves from the head of Boston Lettuce. Rinse and drain well.

I served the Chicken Marinade mixture and Boston Lettuce leaves separately and allowed everyone to fill their own wrap.


Delicious Toppers for Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Chinese Hot Mustard
  • Soy Sauce
  • Hot Chili Sauce
  • Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce

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Brian Burton profile image

Brian Burton 5 years ago

Boy that looks delicious. Thanks for making me hungry!


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

You are welcome, Brian:) My first time trying them and I enjoyed them thoroughly. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hello my friend...I love lettuce wraps and homemade ones are the best! Thank you for sharing another great dinner idea! :)


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Hello, Sunshine. Always nice to "see" you:)Thanks for your comment and giving me my first smile of the day!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I am bookmarking this and making some ASAP!


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks for stopping by, Dexter. I'm glad you like this recipe. Enjoy!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

I really need to get on this whole lettuce wrap bandwagon. Thanks for the reminder, pedrn44! I might be a vegetarian, but I can certainly adapt this recipe to cater to that limitation.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

My husband and I love the lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang's! Your photo looks just like the ones that they serve. I'll have to give this a try at home sometime. Thanks for the recipe!


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Hi Simone and thanks! You can substitute Tofu or some of that veggie burger mix for the chicken. I may even try that!

Hi randomcreative. I have heard about PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps but never have been there. Am I the only one? Lol! Thanks for appreciating and for leaving a comment


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HikeGuy 5 years ago from Northern California Coast

Thanks! This looks tasty. Lettuce wraps are a great healthy option. Good picture, too.


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Elissa Joyce 5 years ago from US

Great work! keep it up


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Ped! Congrats on Hub Of The Day! This hub deserves the shout-out! :))


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Kristine Manley 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I'll be making these - sounds great!


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The Odd Spartan 5 years ago from Hamilton, NJ

These look great. Some vegetarian ground beef will be the only substitute. Up/awesome


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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

Looks good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!


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healingsword 5 years ago from California

Hi pedrn44,

That looks delicious! I've been wanting to make some lettuce wraps for ages, and now will try yours. I will need to not use the soy sauce and sugar, but will try substituting Ms. Dash and a little honey, and give it a go. Your Hub is very well written--Thanks!


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Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

Congratulations on your Hub of the Day Award! I have always liked lettuce wraps, both the chicken and tofu version sound nice and I would also add ground turkey as an option.


SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

Ooohh, those look wonderful! Congrats on a well-deserved Hub of the Day. There is something so satisfying about lettuce wraps--and these look tops. Thanks for sharing! Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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peti 5 years ago

This looks amazing! I will be making these this week! Thanks for sharing!


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VirginiaLynne 5 years ago from United States

I love lettuce wraps. I'll have to try your recipe soon. Thanks!


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applecsmith 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Yum! Yum! This looks so good, and I love lettuce wraps. I can't wait to try it out. Congratulations on being the Hub of the Day!


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Beautiful meal that will be really nice to make and neat to serve. Congrats on Hub of the Day for a great recipe!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I love eating chicken lettuce wraps and have never made them at home. Thanks for your recipe! Looks and sounds delicious! Congratulations on being chosen as the Hub of the Day.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Just back to say congrats on getting Hub of the Day! This awesome hub deserves it.


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lobobrandon 5 years ago

Simple to make, easily found ingredients - Also congrats for being awarded the Hub of the day.

A great achievement


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livelonger 5 years ago from San Francisco

I've loved these (the tofu variant) since I first tried them at Typhoon about a decade ago. I'll have to try making them at home using your recipe. Thank you for the vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free variants. The veggie version is also vegan.


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Ben Zoltak 5 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Voted up and awesome! Yum! I still haven't tried Boston lettuce for an appetizer or meal can't wait.

Ben


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

Sounds delicious--thanks so much for providing a vegetarian option. I'll definitely have to try these! Bookmarked & voted up.


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vwriter 5 years ago from US

This looks good. I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe.


Elaina Grinias 5 years ago

Wow, looks really yummy. I think if you ate a few of these you could make a meal out of it. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll have to check out the rest of your awesome hubs!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Congratulations on Hub of the Day - you certainly deserved it for this little gem. Darnit - now I;m hungry, and not a lettuce leaf in sight!


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businesstrader 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I'll be giving this a crack also. Making me hungry right now!


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

This sounds so good. I wish I had some NOW!


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

This sounds so good. I wish I had some NOW!


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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

This recipe looks so good and even easy to make. Thanks for posting it and congrats for achieving hub of the day!


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cjcarter 5 years ago

This looks delicious. Ill have to try it out! Bookmarked :)


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

This may be on the menu for tomorrow, can't wait to try it! Congrats on hub of the day!

Polly


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Wow, I had never thought of making wraps from lettuce but it's a fantastic idea! I am definitely putting this in my recipe bookmark for future use.

Congratulations on "hub of the day." This is a fantastic hub!


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divacratus 5 years ago from India

Yum!


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healingsword 5 years ago from California

Hi again,

Just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe with a few substitutions tonight for dinner and YUM! The lettuce's clean crispness really contrasts deliciously with the filling (I used br. rice, lentils, and turkey sausage). It was messy eating, but delicious :-).


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Nexusx2 5 years ago

Congrats on getting hub of the day. Your meal looks... leafy :)


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks, hikeguy. My daughter got her degree in photography and was there when I was taking the pics. She decided to take a shot or two and voila!

Thanks Elissa and Sunshine for the congrats on my first "Hub of the Day!" It's a nice honor.

Thanks Kristine, Gryphin, peti,VirginiaLynne, Ben, DzyMsLizzy, vwriter, businesstrader, Sinea, cjcarter and divacratus for stopping by and liking my recipe. It is pretty yummy and I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks Old Sparten and livelonger for the substitute ingredient ideas and your nice comments.

healingsword, I love the ingredients you made yours with (messy is ok!) and now I want to try your version!

Thanks, Claudia, SJmorningsun, applecsmith, RTalloni, Peggy, randomcreative, lobobrandon, ytsenoh, Pollyannalana, prairieprincess, Nexusx2 and RedElf for the Congrats on "Hub of the Day". Such an honor...and for your yummy comments.

Thanks Elaina :) I did make a meal of the leftovers and it was quite satisfying! I appreciate you stopping by!


arusho 5 years ago

that looks delicious! I think I would just make it a meal!


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

The leftovers were my dinner the next day and it was very satisfying! Thanks arusho:)


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

These look great! Would make a good appetizer to take to a Super Bowl party this weekend! I'm bookmarking this.


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Deborah. I appreciate you stopping by:) I have served them a few times now and people just love 'em! Hope you enjoy them and have a super time at your Super Bowl party!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This looks yummy and healthy. I imagine the water chestnuts add a bit of crunch to the food? Voting this Up and Useful.


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Thanks, alocsin. They do add some crunch! Chicken wraps are yummy and so easy to prepare and serve. People just love 'em. I appreciate you stopping by and voting:)


Sweet Posy Dreams 4 years ago

These look good and easy to make. They would make a great light lunch!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

They do make for a delicious light meal! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a nice comment:)


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

You are welcome, Thelma. Thanks for stopping by:)

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