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Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Our Test Kitchen bundles together a tasty blend of garden flavors with sweet and hot accents. Wrapped in lettuce leaves, these hand-held treats are a delightful change of pace—especially for those on a low-carb diet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or additional chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/3 cup plum or seedless raspberry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the broth, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry and cornstarch; set aside. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add carrot and ginger; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until carrot is tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, combine the preserves, hoisin sauce, pepper sauce and remaining soy sauce; set aside. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to chicken. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in green onion.
  • 3. Divide chicken mixture among lettuce leaves. Fold lettuce over filling. Serve with dipping sauce. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 354 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1025mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein .

Reviews for Quick Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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ebramkamp 142063
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"These were delicious. I used butter lettuce which held up well. The chicken mixture was delicious."

Sheenamt 173619
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Really liked the chicken mixture. I didn't get the right lettuce apparently though because it didn't roll up well and kept falling apart. Lesson learned."

skywaitress 106001
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This tasted so good! I would double the recipe the next time, as there was alot of lettuce left over. The filling tasted even better the next day!"

Kathy Gailey 158434
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"We madet this recipe last night and loved it! I used ground turkey instead of the chicken, but it was delicious!!! Thanks!"

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