Looking for a high-protein, low-carb dinner? Make these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps in under 30-minutes! They’re packed with ground chicken, diced veggies and the most delicious Thai-inspired seasonings. Make a batch to serve a crowd or meal prep for the week!
We love one-pot meals over here at Fit Foodie Finds. Talking everything from Instant Pot Pork Roast to Golden Curry Soup to Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Casserole. And these Thai lettuce wraps are no exception! Take your one pot meals to the next level with one of these delicious recipes 😀
Lettuce Wraps = Ultimate Dinner!
Ummmmm I think I found my new favorite dinner recipe.
I have a soft spot for Asian food and if it’s made with clean ingredients…even better! Our Copycat PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps have been a Fit Foodie Finds reader favorite since they were published back in 2014.
So, when I set out to create this recipe, I decided I wanted something with a little more veggie oomph hence the mushrooms + onion + red pepper than traditional meat-only lettuce wraps that then require you to round up other toppings to add more flavor. The solution? These delish Thai lettuce wraps.
Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps
You bet your bippy this recipe is gluten free, and it can also be made paleo with a simple swap of coconut aminos for tamari. If I had to choose, I would use tamari every time (love love love the flavor!), but that’s just me 😀 And if you’re not a chicken kind of person, feel free to use ground turkey or beef! Basically, make this recipe your own! Let’s get into it:
How to Make Thai Lettuce Wraps
These lettuce wraps are completely prepped, cooked and ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes flat. Can you say perfect weeknight dinner?!
Step 1: Veggie Prep!
First, prep the veggies by finely dicing mushrooms, red pepper, and yellow onion, and set aside. Feel free to get creative and add other veggies if you’d like!
Step 2: Brown Ground Chicken
Next, brown meat by sautéing over medium/high heat in about a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of minced garlic. Then, remove from heat, and set aside.
Step 3: Sauté Veggies
In the same pan, add a tablespoon more of olive oil and sauté veggies until onions are translucent. This will transfer all the great meat and garlic flavors you already have in the pan into your veggie mix!
Step 4: Mix it all Up
Pour the ground meat back into the pan and then add in soy sauce, maple syrup, chili paste, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime juice and sauté until everything is combined.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Serve on baby romaine leaves and garnish with grated carrots and sliced radishes. If you’re not serving a crowd, these Thai lettuce wraps will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
More Lettuce Wraps
30-Minute Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 cup mushrooms finely diced
- 1 large red pepper finely diced
- 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
- 1 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium (or tamari/coconut aminos)
- 2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chili paste
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro diced
- Squeeze of lime
- 1 large carrot grated (for garnish)
- radishes sliced (for garnish)
- package of mini romaine heads or any kind of lettuce
- First, prep veggies by finely dicing mushrooms, red pepper, and yellow onion. Set aside.
- Next, brown meat by sautéing over medium/high heat in about a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of minced garlic. Remove and set aside.
- In the same pan, add a tablespoon more of olive oil and sauté veggies until onions are translucent.
- Pour meat back into pan and then add in soy sauce, maple syrup, chili paste, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime juice and sauté until everything is combined.
- Serve on baby romaine leaves and garnish with grated carrots and sliced radishes.
This is a staple weekly recipe for my family of two- it’s so healthy, packed with protein, and comes together quickly (definitely 30 min or less, even including chopping all the veggies!). We serve this with the FFF simple fried rice recipe on the side and it’s the perfect weeknight meal.
Easy weeknight dish for the family. We love mushrooms so use extra, with ground turkey. I eat it with just lettuce, serve with Jasmine rice for the husband & kids, they love it too. Making again tonight and making a double batch so we have extra for lunch tomorrow 🙂
What a great dinner idea, easy to make and fun to eat! Appreciate calorie and nutrition info. Taste was fresh and savory, will make again.
Super easy to make, and turned out delicious!
Congratulations on your podcast! I can’t get enough of these recipe shoutouts too! The curried shakshuka looks fantastic!! I also LOVE lettuce wraps 😀
Thanks love! Yesm, Britt’s Shakshuka looks AMAZING.
LOVE DA PODCAST. This is perfection. I always order this on the menu when I see it– now I can make it! 😉
I DO TOO!!! I am such a lettuce wrap girl 😀
I love using lettuce as wraps, the crunch and for lack of a better word earthiness of them is something sometimes I prefer over regular wraps!
I am 100% on team lettuce wrap.
lol I didn’t think your accent was that bad! But I am from the Midwest too, so maybe that’s why :-p
Love all these meal ideas. And I almost put lettuce wraps up today, but slacked so that is what’s up for tomorrow 😉
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! Yeah midwest!!!
I made lettuce wraps like 3 weeks ago and have been obsessed since. To the point that I’ve been buying bibb lettuce twice a week since just to eat everything in wrap form!
Curses! I knew I should’ve waited. FFF’s chicken skillet isn’t linked properly, either.
Just wanted to let you know that EBF’s shakshuka isn’t linked right. Unless my browser is playing mean tricks on me, that is…
Thanks for catching these!!!!
Hi Lee! Congrats on your special feature and thanks for sharing these one pot creations – they all look fab! ? Bita
Thanks Bita! xoxo
DUDE. Way to tell me you and TBP were on a podcast! I shall listen to you whisper in my ear all day…oh wait that’s everyday…
Thai anything AND lettuce wrap anything is basically my life. So clearly, you made these FOR ME 😉 Seriously though, I can’t wait to shove a few of these in my face! Pinned!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE lettuce wraps! Ever since I had them at PF changs, I’ve been craving them! I love this healthier easy to make version!
Um I am a wee bit obsessed with PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps. SO GOOD. That’s what I start with every time I go there 😀
Can’t wait to listen to the podcast, congratulations Lee!! 🙂 These lettuce wraps are the perfect way to celebrate!!
Thanks love! I hope you love the podcast 🙂