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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

This is one of my go-to meals when I want a fun dinner. I love the spicy Asian flavors against the cool lettuce and the added crunch of peanuts and water chestnuts. —Brittany Allyn, Nashville, Tennessee
Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup stir-fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  2. Stir-fry onion and peppers in remaining oil for 5 minutes. Add the water chestnuts, mushrooms and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add stir-fry sauce and soy sauce. Stir in chicken; heat through.
  3. Place 1/2 cup chicken mixture on each lettuce leaf; sprinkle each with 1-1/2 teaspoons peanuts and 1/4 teaspoon cilantro. Fold lettuce over filling.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with House of Tsang Saigon Sizzle Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 303 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.

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