Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe – Asian Special

This was my favorite menu item at Chili’s until they discontinued it. The peanut dipping sauce tastes just like I remember it. Lettuce wraps are a  healthy option for lunch or dinner.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 TBS peanut oil
  • ½ onion minced
  • 1 cup red or green pepper diced
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts drained and minced 

For the Sauce:

  • 3 TBS soy sauce
  • 3 TBS hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1 TBS peanut butter
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 2 tsp sweet chili sauce (Trader Joe’s!)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger

To serve :

  • ¼ cup peanuts crushed.
  • Lettuce or your favorite Asian salad

How To Make Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps :


Whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined. If you use a firmer peanut butter you may need to microwave the mixture for 30-60 seconds in order to melt it and ensure everything is well-mixed.


Heat 2 TBS peanut oil in a frying pan. Once hot, add ground chicken.


Cook until some pieces are starting to brown. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is becoming translucent.


Add the peppers and water chestnuts and cook about 5 minutes or until peppers are becoming soft.


Add sauce and simmer on low heat until the chicken and veggies are evenly coated and everything is heated through. Serve in lettuce leaves, on top of your favorite Asian salad, or over noodles or rice!

Recipe Note :

Notes on ingredients:

Ground chicken: Finely diced chicken breasts are a great substitute for ground chicken!

Peanut Oil: Any oil can be used here if you don’t keep peanut on hand or if you have a peanut allergy. I recommend olive
oil or avocado oil!

Soy Sauce: If you have a soy allergy you can substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce. be sure to choose a gluten-free soy sauce to keep this asian lettuce wraps recipe gluten-free, like this one.

Hoisin sauce: be sure to choose a gluten-free hoisin sauce to keep this recipe gluten-free, like this one.

Peanut Butter: If you have a peanut allergy any nut or seed butter could work here, but peanut butter definitely gives the best results!

Store any leftover lettuce wrap filling in an airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store leftover lettuce separately in the refrigerator, because storing them together will make the lettuce soggy.