Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken lettuce wraps, I have had them in restaurants and have always wanted to make them. When I received a nice little package from the National Honey Board, I checked out their website and they have tons of great recipes. Many of them are very healthy recipes too. I printed out a few recipes and this one for chicken lettuce wraps using 2 tablespoons of honey stuck out to me.

To say my husband loved this recipe is an understatement. This recipe will definitely become a regular in our house. He was really excited for me to make it and even came up with the idea to add rice noodles to it. If you want to make this recipe as more of a meal, add the rice noodles. If you’d like it to be more an appetizer, I would leave out the rice noodles.

We used both kinds of lettuce because we wanted to see which one would be the best…the answer is, we like them both!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe


1 Tbsp walnut oil

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar - I can never find this so I used rice vinegar

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp sesame oil

1 cup shredded carrots

1/3 cup sliced almonds

1 to 2 green onions, slice at an angle thinly

salt & pepper to taste

12 leaves Boston Bibb or butter lettuce


  1. Separate lettuce leaves, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Add 2 tsp walnut oil to a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook the thoroughly which can take from 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk remaining walnut oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey and sesame oil together until thoroughly combined.

  4. Add to the sauce the chicken, carrots and almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve on top of lettuce leaves and garnish with sliced green onions.

Adapted from the National Honey Board

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Disclosure: I was provided with a honey gift pack from the National Honey Board. I was not compensated for this post nor was I asked to post about this recipe. The opinions are my own.

38 Responses to “Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

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    HilLesha — March 24, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Looks good!


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    Little BGCG — March 24, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    These look delicious and healthy, can’t beat that right?


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    Brandi @ Flip Flop Mama — March 24, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!


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    Penelope — March 24, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    I never thought to make it without the pita bread.


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    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell — March 24, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    That looks really refreshing!


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    1stopmom — March 24, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    Ooo, thanks for sharing this. I have been in the mood for lettuce wraps but had no recipes :)


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    Shop with Me Mama (Kim) — March 24, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Oh wow! That looks and sounds delish!!!


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    Elizabeth — March 24, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    These look so good! Thanks for sharing. Chicken lettuce wraps are one of my favorites, but I never thought they would be easy to make. I’m going to give this a try.


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    Louise — March 24, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Oh Yum. Your photos are wonderful!


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    Brandy — March 24, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Yum, totally YUM! thanks for this recipe!


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    Kimberly — March 25, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    These look really good, and super easy to make. I will have to try this one night.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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    Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy — March 25, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    OMGoodness, those lettuce wraps look amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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    Rachel -- Following In My Shoes — March 25, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I threw together a similar recipe last summer when I was craving PF Chang’s lettuce wraps . . . however they’re made . . . lettuce wraps are GOOD!

    Thanks for sharing your version!


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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 25, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    Hey Jen, this looks so delicious! Perfectly healthy lunch or dinner, and I bet full of delicious flavor. You don’t, by chance, have a photo of your picture taking set-up to send me, do you? I’d love to see how you take such mouthwatering photos after dark. :)


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    Gina — March 25, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    These look really good!! Def. going to try!


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    Stefani — March 25, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Now these are interesting. I like to make wraps with flour tortillas, chicken breast strips and chipotle sauce. YUM!


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    Adryon — March 25, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    I love lettuce wraps – and these sound awesome and super simple, which is great for the work-week. Plus, who doesn’t love eating with their hands?


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    Charissa — March 25, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    I love the idea of wrapping the chicken with lettuce! That would save on carbs, brilliant. :) Thanks for sharing!


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    Janessa T. — March 25, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Looks yummy!


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    Sam — March 25, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    Mmmm, that looks delicious.


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    Hannah — March 26, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    These look so beautiful, they would make a great light lunch for a get together or afternoon meeting!


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    Leah - Diaries of a Domestic Goddess — March 26, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    I am totally making this!!! Thanks for the recipe!


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    Courtney — March 27, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    Wow, can’t wait to try this! I actually eat my tacos in lettuce cups. I love the coldness of the crisp lettuce against the warmth of the other meal components Thanks for sharing! :)


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    Connie — March 28, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    These look amazing! I’m going to have to try them soon.


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    Virginia from That Bald Chick — March 28, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Oh my YUM! I will be trying this one, thanks!
    Stumbling this post!


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    Lora @cakeduchess — March 29, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    This is one of my favorite dishes! Looks amazing. I now have to try this myself…lovely photos:)


    • JulieD replied: March 30th, 2011 @ 12:48 am

      Thank you, Lora! Let me know if you try them. :)


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    Tired Mom Tésa — April 12, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Those look delicious and easy to make too. I’ll have to give them a try sometime!


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    Kasandria Reasoner — April 12, 2011 @ 4:25 pm



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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — April 18, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    These looks delicious! I love healthy eating options like this!


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    Elleee — June 3, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    You should try a sauce called Hoisin for these wraps. It’s a sweet /salty sauce made from plums. Really great seasoning for the last part of the chicken’s cook time, or serving as a condiment for them… inexpensive too :) look on the Asian isle or go to the sauce isle at a local Asian supermarket. Thanks for posting


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    Adam — June 14, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Joanne and I love lettuce wraps. Healthy and tasty is a hard combo to achieve. These look great :)


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    Nicole — July 14, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    These look great Julie! I made a similar recipe a few weeks ago, with the addition of chopped shitake mushrooms and cashews rather than almonds, and they were delicious. I’ll have to try them with some of the flavors you used here next time.


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    dream cuisine — August 10, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    This is a wonderful recipe, thanks so much for sharing. You did a great job with the images too.


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    carrie — August 13, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    had these with my daughter tonight, new, favorite recipe. thanks so much, very delish!


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    Katie — January 30, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I just made these and they were fantastic! I added some red pepper flakes (just because I like spicy food), and also some mushrooms since they were just laying around, it turn out really great! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!


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    Michelle — May 3, 2015 @ 2:37 pm

    I do not have any walnut oil, what would you suggest as an alternative?


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