Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The easiest recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken cooked in the most delicious ginger peanut soy sauce. The sauce is so delicious and goes so well with the chicken and veggies. This recipe is a favorite even for the picky eaters.

This copycat recipe can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish, just like the Chicken Stir Fry and Easy Chili Recipe.

Chicken lettuce wraps made with ground chicken, peanut butter, soy sauce topped with cucumber, carrots and radishes on a plate.

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chicken lettuce wraps-

The inspiration for these Chicken Lettuce Wraps come from the popular Chinese restaurant, P. F. Chang’s. The lettuce wraps are the reason we go to that restaurant. This recipe is just as amazing – but at a fraction of the price and made in the comfort of your home. The combination of chicken with the garlic and ginger in the peanut soy sauce is just the right balance of flavor in every bite.

The wraps are super quick and easy to make, perfect if you’re on a budget but want a healthy dish.

A close up picture of lettuce wraps, lettuce filled with ground chicken tossed in a peanut butter sauce on a plate.

how to make chicken lettuce wraps:

A recipe doesn’t get any easier than these chicken lettuce wraps. These wraps are so easy to make and yet so delicious.

  1. Combine the soy sauce, peanut butter, garlic and water; set sauce aside.
  2. In a skillet, brown the ground chicken. Add the sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Meanwhile, cut desired vegetables and break apart lettuce.
  4. Serve chicken over lettuce with your favorite added veggies.
  5. Serve chicken filling in lettuce as wraps.

Step by step photo collage on how to make chicken lettuce wraps.

what kind of chicken do I use?

You can use pre-ground chicken from the grocery store or buy fresh meat and grind it with an attachment for a KitchenAid mixer (we use it all the time). Although ground thighs work best for this recipe, chicken breast may be used as well.

Ground turkey may also be used as a substitute for the ground chicken if desired.

what is the best lettuce for chicken lettuce wraps?

Mini romaine and butter lettuce are both great to use for wraps. If you don’t have either of those, iceberg lettuce will work just fine.

Chicken lettuce wraps in a plate topped with cucumber, carrot, and radish.

lettuce wrap toppings-

The chicken lettuce wraps may be served plain or they can be topped with your favorite topping cubed or julienned. Here are some options for toppings

  • Chow mein noodles
  • Green onion or cilantro
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Carrots

how to store lettuce wraps?

The chicken filling for lettuce wraps may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to completely cool the chicken before refrigerating.

how to reheat lettuce wraps?

To reheat chicken filling, add a splash of water, chicken broth or butter to skillet with the chicken and reheat.

Close up picture of Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with carrot, radish, and cucmbers.

This recipe for Chicken Lettuce Wraps will be on your weekly menu. Any recipe is great if kids and adults approve and this one is just that! Enjoy, friends:).

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The most delicious Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe. Ground chicken smothered in a peanut soy sauce served as lettuce wraps. So easy and healthy, even your kids will approve. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chicken lettuce wraps
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chicken broth or water
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head butter lettuce or romaine
  • radishes, optional when serving
  • cucumbers, optional when serving


  • In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, water, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add oil and heat over medium/high heat. Once hot, add the ground chicken. Cook until browned, breaking up the chicken as it's cooked.
  • Add the butter, garlic and ginger. Stir and cook an additional minute.
  • Pour the sauce in the chicken mixture, add the green onion. Cook an additional minute.
  • When serving, add chicken into lettuce and top with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy, friends!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 941mg41%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe is created by Valentina’s Corner and first shared on Centsless Meals.

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Show 10 Comments
  • Kim 05/22/2019, 12:57 pm Link Reply

    We love lettuce wraps in our home! I’ll have to give this recipe a go! Thank you!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/22/2019, 3:03 pm Link Reply

      Kim, I am glad you like lettuce wraps! Hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Courtney O'Dell 05/22/2019, 12:52 pm Link Reply

    So easy and delicious – I love lettuce wraps!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/22/2019, 3:04 pm Link Reply

      Thank you, Courtney! 🙂

  • Katerina @ diethood .com 05/22/2019, 12:51 pm Link Reply

    Homemade is the BEST!! I can’t wait to try this!!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/22/2019, 3:05 pm Link Reply

      You will love the sauce for these Chicken wraps! Enjoy. 🙂

  • lauren kelly 05/22/2019, 12:09 pm Link Reply

    I absolutely love chicken wraps! These flavors are delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/22/2019, 3:06 pm Link Reply

      We love chicken wraps too! Thank you. 🙂

  • Jen 05/22/2019, 11:31 am Link Reply

    We always order these when we go out. Can’t wait to try them at home now. So much more budget friendly.

    • Valentina's Corner 05/22/2019, 12:03 pm Link Reply

      You’re going to love the homemade version. Not only is it cheaper, but it also tastes even better than the restaurant wraps!

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