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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
Lettuce wraps are a tasty, easy way to do lunch. And these spicy chicken wraps are the tastiest, easiest lunch ever to grace your taste buds. Don’t let lunch be the saddest meal of the day—wrap it up fresh!
By Girl Versus Dough
Updated January 22, 2020

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup matchstick-sliced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 head bibb or butter lettuce, leaves removed
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish

Steps

  • 1
    Heat olive and sesame oils in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, mushrooms and shallot; cook until chicken is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 2
    Add carrots and garlic; cook until carrots are slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add sliced almonds, soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha (add 1 tablespoon for less spiciness, 2 tablespoons for more), rice vinegar and grated ginger. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • 4
    Spoon chicken filling into lettuce leaves. Garnish with sliced almonds and green onions.

Expert Tips

  • Want to make this lunch to-go? The chicken filling can be cooked ahead, sealed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator to be enjoyed the next day. Store the lettuce leaves separately from the chicken mixture and assemble just before eating.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Don’t get stuck in a sad lunch rut! This recipe is a one-skillet situation, making it easy and worth taking a few minutes the day before to make ahead of time.
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