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Hi! We are reposting this recipe because it’s a favorite of mine for dinner. I love the no carb situation, but it doesn’t make me miss it! The chicken has amazing flavor, and the lettuce makes it so fresh. I really love this one!
♥ Teri

This recipe was originally posted on January 25th 2012. 
Hi All! So today we have some pretty chicken lettuce wraps for you. We’re trying to keep things a little lighter this week (okay, so chicken lettuce wraps might not be the most healthy thing, but since its wrapped in cups of lettuce, it’s pretty much considered healthy to me). Anyway, back to trying to be healthy…we’re doing this for one reason…because next week we’re jumping into a deep fry fest of sorts to prep for the big game…and lets be serious, game day is ALL about the food and booze!

Again, these lettuce cups are great. Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you. This dish is actually very easy and doesn’t take much time to throw together. We opted for butter lettuce, bc maybe there was an incident of me forcing Teri to help me in the kitchen by breaking apart a head of iceberg to make lettuce cups and maybe instead we ended up with a chopped salad of iceberg instead of the cups..…just maybe :) You take your pick, both totally work great for this dish. Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4 to 6

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
cooking sauce:
2 ½ tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
6 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and minced
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and diced
½ cup bamboo shoots, drained and diced
½ cup water chestnuts, drained and diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 head butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce, washed and leaves separated
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

1. Place the first five ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together. Pour mixture over the chicken and stir together. Set aside and allow chicken to marinate for 10 minutes.
2. Place all ingredients for cooking sauce into a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
3. Place 2 tablespoons oil into a large skillet over high heat. Sauté chicken for 6 to 8 minutes or until half cooked. Remove from skillet and set aside.
4. Pour remaining oil into the same skillet and place over high heat. Sauté the ginger, garlic and shiitake mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts and sauté for an additional 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Add chicken back into the skillet; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour the cooking sauce over the mixture and stir together. Lower the heat to medium and allow the mixture to thicken, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the green onions. Adjust seasonings.
6. Remove from heat and allow chicken mixture to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Top with a sprinkle of green onions and sesame seed and serve warm with crisp lettuce cups.

  1. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh yum, I’ve been wanting a good lettuce wrap recipe. And I’m also super excited for the fry-fest next week!

  2. Emma @ Sweet Mabel Not Specified Not Specified

    Mmmm. this looks very tasty!

  3. Heather @ A Sweet Simple Life Not Specified Not Specified

    yummy! can’t wait to try this.

  4. Lindsay Not Specified Not Specified

    Chicken lettuce wraps are one of my favs! I’ll have to try these.

  5. Marit Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for the dinner idea! Sounds delish.

  6. erin @WELL in L.A. Not Specified Not Specified

    Making my Super Bowl party planning menu delicious and easy!! I’m getting hungry… (wait that always happens when reading your site!).

  7. Ty Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made a simplified version of this recipe past night and I was really surprised with how absolutely amazing it was. I can’t wait to try this recipe with the extra ingredients, I’m sure it will have an even more deliciously complex flavor.

  8. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM! Looks great! I’ll have to try this one. Anything with butter lettuce, I’m a fan.

  9. The Sweet Cupcaker Not Specified Not Specified

    yum yum yum! it’s great to get recipes like this for everyday meals! a healthy option too!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m all for fresh easy dinners like this!

  11. Mary @ Bake Break Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m a big fan of these – especially after a serious sugar indulgence! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Christina Not Specified Not Specified

    I totally consider these “healthy”…I can also call them dinner for tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so fresh and healthy!

  14. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    this looks good. fresh and healthy. which is what i need these days!

  15. LMF Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so good! I’m always looking for filling dinners that don’t have too many carbs. Or what a great app for entertaining. Thanks!

  16. Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Not Specified Not Specified

    I love lettuce wraps! They are such great low-carb meals!

  17. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooh! This reminds me of that minced 2nd way with Peking Duck! Yum!

  18. leesa Not Specified Not Specified

    I have never seen lettuce look so good. Teri lyn Fisher is a bad ass photographer.

  19. Alaiyo Kiasi Not Specified Not Specified

    I think this is a perfectly healthy (and beautiful) dish. You really have an eye for obtaining the freshest, most lovely ingredients for your dishes. I just swoon over your photos. I think that your ingredients very likely add up to delectable, complex flavors that excite and delight the palate. Kudos!

  20. Yadsia @ShopCookMake Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious and amazing! Could eat it for lunch right now. Will def save the recipe for the weekend.

  21. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    This is my favourite kind of food at home….so tasty and you can vary the filling. These look delicious!

  22. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    what a beautiful blog and fantastic recipes – I’m so excited to have found you and now follow.

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  24. Casey Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, these look amazing! I love the ones at PF Changs and have been meaning to make my own. Yours look great, thanks for sharing :)

  25. Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie Not Specified Not Specified

    I just had that yesterday at a brew pub in Pittsburgh/PA, but they weren’t half as pretty as these!

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  28. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    I have the chicken marinating in the fridge as I type. Was super easy to prep ahead and I can’t wait to eat them for dinner tonight! Thanks :)

  29. Liz Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these a few weeks ago and they turned out fantastic and tasted delicious! Making them again tonight, can’t wait!! Love them even more than the ones from PF Changs.

    Thank you for the recipe!!

  30. Rebecca Not Specified Not Specified

    These were a huge hit in our house a few weeks ago! LOVED this recipe. I normally make them with ground chicken or turkey, so the actual diced chicken was a welcome surprise! Thanks ;)

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  32. Alan Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made this for a Father’s Day dinner. Everyone went back for seconds. This dish is amazing. I didn’t have mushrooms or bamboo shoots, so I used red bell pepper, baby corns, and broccoli. Served with a fishsauce-steamed rice bowl on the side, this was a killer dinner for my Old Man. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  33. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made this recipe for my mom & dad! Thank you so much they absolutely love it! Sooooo delicious! I’m glad I went for the chicken breast and not ground chicken like other recipes called for.

  34. Syd Not Specified Not Specified

    Made them last night, they were delicious! We made a few changes though: we added peanuts and crunchy asian noodles. The noodles made the differencde for me. Also add a little more water to the cooking sauce it was a little thick for my liking. Fantastic Recipe!!!!

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  37. Meaghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these for dinner tonight! They were absolutely delicious! My boyfriend said that the whole dish looked like it was out of a restaurant. Well done, Jenny and Teri!

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