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chicken lettuce wraps close up with peanut sauce
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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!