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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Light and satisfying, these lettuce wraps are filled with chicken in a sweet and spicy peanut sauce and served with peanuts for extra crunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Appetizer, Light, Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings (about 3 wraps per serving)
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha (reduce if you prefer less spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Chicken:

  • 2 teaspoons sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 16 oz. (460g.) chicken, finely chopped
  • 12 large outer leaves from a head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1/3 cup toasted peanuts
  • 6 Thai chilis, thinly sliced (optional – these can be spicy!)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce (sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, honey, peanut butter, coconut milk, Sriracha, and cornstarch). Whisk until evenly combined (some small lumps of peanut butter may remain).
  • Heat a large wok or sauté pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil (it should shimmer). Carefully add the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring continuously until the chicken begins to brown on the outside, 3-4 minutes. Add the prepared sauce to the pan all at once. Cook, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving dish. Serve immediately with the lettuce leaves, peanuts, chilis, and lime wedges on the side. Spoon about 1/4 cup of chicken mixture, peanuts, and chilis on top of each lettuce leaf and squeeze a lime wedge over the top just before eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g