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chicken lettuce wraps close up with peanut sauce

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

An easy, weeknight meal that's quick to make and flavorful.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julia Day


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 head romaine or butter lettuce
  • Toppings: Peanut sauce, bell peppers, cucumber salad, vermicelli noodles, chopped cashews


  • Heat oils in a large non-stick pan or wok
  • While waiting for the pan to fully heat, dice 1/2 onion, 1 red bell pepper, and 1/2 jalapeño
  • Add onion and peppers to the pan and cook until translucent
  • Add garlic, ginger salt and pepper and cook 30 seconds more
  • Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Once fully cooked take off heat, drain pan and stir in hoisin and soy sauce.
  • Let sit for a couple minutes then top with fresh cilantro and assemble in lettuce cups with your favorite toppings!