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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a plate topped with carrots, peppers, and a sauce on the side
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Flavorful, quick, and healthy! Lemongrass, garlic, and sesame are combined for a soy-free Thai-inspired sauce that can be mixed with ground pork or chicken. A delicious low-carb meal that's migraine-friendly and MSG free.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Low Carb, Thai
Keyword: Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup red pepper chopped
  • 8 lettuce cups
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sriracha and/or sweet chili sauce
Instructions
  1. To chop the lemongrass, cut about 1/2 inch off the thick bottom stem and the top stem where it begins to turn a darker shade of green. Cut the piece in half and then peel off a few of the really thick outer layers. Run your (sharp) knife through the inner piece, chopping into very fine pieces, as small as possible. Set aside.

  2. In a large pan, cook ground chicken over medium high heat until cooked through about 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile mix up your sauce by combining the chopped lemongrass, ginger, garlic, water, vinegar, coconut aminos, sesame oil, and honey. Taste and add salt as needed (I usually add about 1 teaspoon to start).

  3. Add the sauce to the cooked ground chicken and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens a bit and coats the chicken nicely. Remove from heat and taste to adjust any seasonings. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce cups and top with chopped carrots, green onions (scallions), and pepper. You can also add toasted sesame seeds for flair.

Recipe Notes
  • For lettuce wraps, I prefer to use romaine or butter lettuce leaves over iceberg.
  • You can easily sub chicken for ground pork. 
  • I really love using Pretty Thai's sweet chili sauce to top these off.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 1115mg32%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 6870IU137%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.