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!
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
- Separate lettuce leaves, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
- Add 2 tsp walnut oil to a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook the thoroughly which can take from 7 to 10 minutes.
- Whisk remaining walnut oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey and sesame oil together until thoroughly combined.
- Add to the sauce the chicken, carrots and almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve on top of lettuce leaves and garnish with sliced green onions.
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.
I do not have any walnut oil, what would you suggest as an alternative?
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!
had these with my daughter tonight, new, favorite recipe. thanks so much, very delish!
dream cuisine says
This is a wonderful recipe, thanks so much for sharing. You did a great job with the images too.
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.
Joanne and I love lettuce wraps. Healthy and tasty is a hard combo to achieve. These look great 🙂
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
Amy's Cooking Adventures says
These looks delicious! I love healthy eating options like this!
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Tired Mom Tésa says
Those look delicious and easy to make too. I’ll have to give them a try sometime!
Lora @cakeduchess says
This is one of my favorite dishes! Looks amazing. I now have to try this myself…lovely photos:)
Julie Deily says
Thank you, Lora! Let me know if you try them. 🙂
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
Oh my YUM! I will be trying this one, thanks!
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These look amazing! I’m going to have to try them soon.
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! 🙂
Leah - Diaries of a Domestic Goddess says
I am totally making this!!! Thanks for the recipe!
These look so beautiful, they would make a great light lunch for a get together or afternoon meeting!
Mmmm, that looks delicious.
Janessa T. says
I love the idea of wrapping the chicken with lettuce! That would save on carbs, brilliant. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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?
Now these are interesting. I like to make wraps with flour tortillas, chicken breast strips and chipotle sauce. YUM!
These look really good!! Def. going to try!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
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. 🙂
Rachel -- Following In My Shoes says
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!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
OMGoodness, those lettuce wraps look amazing. Thanks for sharing.
These look really good, and super easy to make. I will have to try this one night.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Yum, totally YUM! thanks for this recipe!
Oh Yum. Your photos are wonderful!
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.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Oh wow! That looks and sounds delish!!!
Ooo, thanks for sharing this. I have been in the mood for lettuce wraps but had no recipes 🙂
blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
That looks really refreshing!
I never thought to make it without the pita bread.
Brandi @ Flip Flop Mama says
That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Little BGCG says
These look delicious and healthy, can’t beat that right?