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Weeknight Chicken Lettuce Wraps #whole30 #paleo #weeknight

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


A simple and delicious weeknight dinner that is Paleo and Whole30!


  • 1 head of butter lettuce (gently break off whole leaves, rinse and set aside on a plate)
  • 11 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/2 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 can diced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • red pepper flakes
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup coco aminos
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. In skillet, add olive oil and bring pan to medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and ginger, move around with a spoon until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 1 minutes.
  3. Add onion and stir until they reduce and become slightly translucent, about 3 minutes
  4. Add chicken and stir until fully cooked.
  5. If there is a lot of liquid at the bottom of the pan at this point, pour out.
  6. Add water chestnuts, sesame oil, coconut aminos and salt and pepper to taste (I would add salt 1 teaspoon at a time).
  7. Stir to fully combine.
  8. Feel free to add additional coconut aminos if you desire or if you think the chicken is too dry.
  9. Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  10. Serve immediately by taking a leaf of butter lettuce, adding chicken mixture, topping with chopped green onion, some sauce and any additional red pepper flakes desired.
  11. Note: if you want it more spicy, feel free to add 1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes in the pan along with the garlic and ginger at the beginning.


  • Make ahead tip: if you want to prep ahead of time simply make chicken mixture and store in refrigerator then reheat when desired.

Keywords: asian chicken lettuce wraps, healthy chicken lettuce wraps, easy chicken lettuce wraps