Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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This is one of those dishes that I have to order every single time I go to Chinatown and see them on the menu. I love the crunch of the lettuce, the saltiness of the soy sauce, and the sweetness of the oyster sauce. You can substitute turkey, pork or squab with equally delicious results.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $1.15 view details


  1. Warm the oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, scallions, and cornstarch and cook, stirring constantly, until the chicken is cooked and broken into pieces, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the water chestnuts, soy sauce, ginger, and oyster sauce and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. To serve, take 1 lettuce leaf at a time and spoon a heaping tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the center. Wrap the lettuce around the filling. Serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 134g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 213  
Calories from Fat 97 46%
Total Fat 10.92g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.54g 10%
Trans Fat 0.05g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 582mg 24%
Potassium 571mg 16%
Total Carbs 14.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 0.6g 0%
Protein 15.03g 24%
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  • Mihir Shah
    Wow. Even my 2 1/2 year old boy ate this up. Very easy to make, felt healthy, and tastes fantastic. Highly recommend. Added chopped cilantro to the final presentation. Thanks Joanne.
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    • Michele Grason
      This was so easy to make - a great family meal!
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      • Dean Grason
        Quite delicious, quick and easy.
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        • Sherwin Faden
          It tasted great. Made this in Tokyo, so rather than 8 scallions, used 3 naganegi; just three filled a normal cereal bowl. Also rather than butter lettuce (Boston lettuce, Bibb lettuce), I used Iceberg lettuce. Worked out well. Great on plain white rice too!
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          • Aspen Lee-Moulden
            I made this for dinner last night with ground turkey. I also chopped some red pepper and dry roasted salted peanuts as condiments to serve on the side. It was great!
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            • Tracy Bodovitz
              I loved this recipe -- instead of dark meat chicken I used ground chicken breast which makes it a bit healthier. I used iceberg lettuce because I liked the "crunch" effect.
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              • kathy gori
                i love these also!! looks like a great recipe to try
                • Nicole Culver
                  Lettuce wraps is one of my favorite things to make. I love added water chestnuts to give it a great crunch!
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                  • Winelady Cooks
                    OH, these are so terrific. The crunch of iceberg lettuce is great, but I like the ease of working with the butter lettuce.

                    Thanks so much for this recipe.
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                    • Kristi Rimkus
                      I've been looking for a lettuce wrap recipe. Looks terrific!
                      • Claudia lamascolo
                        what an awesome recipe~
                        • Kathleen
                          I followed this recipe to a tee. Sadly, and I guess I'm the only one, but I didn't like this much at all. It was extremely salty ( and I'm a salt a holic ) and the flavor was nothing to write home about. I love Joanne Weir's recipe so maybe I just did something wrong.
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                          • LOVE IT AND IT WAS EASY 2 MAKE
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                            • Salad Foodie
                              Often ordered these but never cooked them until now. Delicious! The store was out of ground dark chicken so I bought boneless skinless chicken thighs and did the grinding myself! I drained and used the whole 5 ounce can of water chestnuts though for the added crunch. After tasting the cooked result, I added 1 teaspoon of sugar to balance the flavors. Also next time I will use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, as the sauce was a little runny. Definetely a keeper, and yes I would make this just to top rice for an entree also, as another reviewer noted.
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                              • Jessi
                                This tastes just like PF Chang's recipe without all the hard work! Thank you so much. I will be making this again.
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                                • Suzanne Mankoff
                                  This dish was so delicious. My children couldn't get enough of it. I added sliced bamboo shoots and used turkey, upped the amounts because I was using 1 1/2 lbs. meat. A total keeper. Served it with broccolini (with some black bean sauce) and a little rice.
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                                  • Terri Powers
                                    I love this and make it often!
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                                    • chinkee deasis
                                      This is a very healthy!In my country we often use the sweet jicama for the filling and top it off with crushed roasted peanuts mixed with a little sugar.Most of my female friends love this!
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                                      • Mel Page
                                        This was really easy to cook on a busy weeknight and tasted great!
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                                        • cheryl stone
                                          i love it! it was so tasty and simple to make and fun to eat
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                                          • Val Riley
                                            I loved this but non of my family did they thought it was a bit bland - I'd do this again for myself but not the family at least not without tweeking it for them
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                                            • Theresa Payton
                                              This recipe is awesome!! For heart healthy reasons, we used boneless skinless chicken breasts shredded, but everything else was the same. We loved it!! Will experiment will other fillings as some of the other comments have suggested next time for variety.
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                                              • anna d
                                                cant wait to try this - easy and not too many ingredients. Simpler than recipe I currently use.
                                                • K. Garner
                                                  I can't wait to try it. I agree with the texture comments, Joanne. I'm adding it to my menu plan this week.
                                                  • ShaleeDP
                                                    I like this. I have done something like this before but would love to have a variety. Thanks!
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                                                    • Praveen Kumar
                                                      June 21, 2013
                                                      Looks yummy.
                                                      • K. Garner
                                                        August 25, 2012
                                                        They were good. Used low-salt soy sauce and missed the regular amount. Also wished there was a little more spice; however, this is a quick-fix meal that my son liked as well. P.S. I keep peeled, fresh ginger in my freezer, so I have it at all times, ready to grate (I grate it in its frozen state on a micro-plane).
                                                        • Val Riley
                                                          April 22, 2012
                                                          I loved this but non of my family did they thought it was a bit bland - I'd do this again for myself - have left overs so am going to put some more soy and oyster sauce and fresh ginger to it to see what that tastes like
                                                          • February 5, 2012
                                                            This is a great site. In fact, some the recipes that I’ve got from here were absolutely delightful! They also have cooking recipe video, where you can enjoy watching the demonstrations like in gourmandia and gourmetrecipe sites. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends.
                                                            • Sarah
                                                              January 22, 2012
                                                              This looks so tasty! I can't wait to try this.
                                                              • michael
                                                                January 10, 2012
                                                                i will try this
                                                                • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                                                                  October 16, 2011
                                                                  Brings memories! thanks!
                                                                  • Lisa Whanger
                                                                    September 8, 2010
                                                                    My family loved this. Even my 8-year-old son, who does not like lettuce was gobbling these down. Thanks!
                                                                    • Gourmet Mama
                                                                      July 13, 2010
                                                                      I've made a few lettuce wraps, they are just so fun and tasty. This is a great variation of a good meal.
                                                                      • Brett Ede
                                                                        July 12, 2010
                                                                        This was so easy to make
                                                                        • MaryMoh
                                                                          April 29, 2010
                                                                          Mmmm....delicious. I love it. I can eat that as a meal.
                                                                          • Jelli
                                                                            January 27, 2010
                                                                            I love Cheesecake Factory's lettuce wraps. The addition of fresh cucumber, carrot shreds, and coconut noodles really make them tasty (not to mention 3 dipping sauces!)
                                                                            • Margret
                                                                              February 5, 2009
                                                                              I have a similar recipe and do use shitake mushrooms and also make a little sauce on the side to spoon into the wrap (hosein, rice wine vinegar, soy, ginger, bit of sugar). We always make a hearty hot and sour soup with tofu, prawn etc to along with.
                                                                              • tara cottrell
                                                                                January 5, 2009
                                                                                Loved this one. I used ground chicken, light meat, and it worked out great. I used butter lettuce, but next time might do iceberg for the added crunch. Easy to make, fast and yummy leftovers.
                                                                                • Mihir Shah
                                                                                  December 21, 2008
                                                                                  Made this again and added finely chopped mushrooms. A winner.

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