Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

BySarah Axtell, ND January 9, 2021

These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps make for an easy dinner the whole family will love. The almond butter sauce makes the ground chicken SO flavorful.


  • 1 lb ground chicken (or ground turkey; or if you are vegetarian, tried chopped walnuts, organic tofu or tempeh)
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • Butter lettuce leaves, for serving
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions, for serving
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, for serving

For the sauce:

  • 3 TBSP coconut aminos (or tamari/gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1-2 TBSP water
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (omit if you do not want it spicy)
  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Or add to food processor and process until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground chicken (or turkey). Cook until crumbled and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and water chestnuts to the pan and cook another 5 minutes. 
  5. Add sauce and simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are evenly coated.
  6. Serve in lettuce wraps, topped with green onions and cilantro.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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