If you’re struggling to find some dinner inspiration, or motivation, pull up a chair! These Asian chicken lettuce wraps have been a regular in my house for ages, and after whipping them up over the weekend, I knew I had to share them with you. They’re incredibly simple to prepare, packed with fresh flavor, and are an absolute staple during the summer months!
You guys know that my “balancing the buttercream” recipes have to match a certain criteria. They have to be simple, they have to be fresh, and they need to deliver big time in the flavor department. To be honest, after a full day of baking, testing, sampling, and more sampling, the thought of spending hours to make dinner is just not an option. I find that if a recipe is too involved, I’m over it before it even begins, and I’m grateful I’m not alone in this. More than ever, I think we’re all looking for ways to keep dinner interesting while also keeping it simple.
That’s where these light and bright chicken wraps come in. I love ordering them when dining out because they’re so flavorful and I love all the topping options! It’s those kind of easy, shareable and snackable dishes that I’m into right now, and I discovered that making them at home is incredibly simple!
I think what really takes this dish up a notch is the sauce. It has all the usual suspects you’d expect, including soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil, but the one ingredient that makes it sing is the fresh ginger. It adds that little zip that cuts through the sweet and brings the filling to life. After simmering with the chicken, the sweet and saucy dish is ready to make its debut. Wrapped up in fresh butter lettuce and topped with cashews, carrots and scallions, you get the best of everything in one bite.
While the options are endless, the one thing that’s a must is a squeeze of fresh lime at the end. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but the addition of lime adds a beautiful brightness and ties all the flavors together. They’re sweet, saucy, light, bright and have a habit of disappearing in record time.
Hope you guys enjoy these and I’ll see you in a few days with some fun summer bakes!
Sweet, saucy and bursting with fresh flavors, Asian chicken lettuce wraps rise way above take out. This skillet to table dinner served with crunchy lettuce cups and an assortment of toppings is one dish everyone will love!
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground chicken
- Salt and pepper
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 orange or red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces water chesnuts, drained and diced
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
- 3-4 scallions, chopped
- 1-2 limes, for garnish
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sweet chili sauce, sesame oil and ginger.
- Head over to Farberware for the remainder of the Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe. Enjoy!
Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Farberware and this recipe was developed for Farberware Cookware. Thank you for your continued support and allowing me to share what I love.