Asian-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Recreate a takeout favorite right at home, and for less calories.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 pound uncooked ground chicken breast

  • 3 green onions

  • 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium)

  • 1 cup frozen sweet soybeans (edamame)

  • 4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Chinese-style hot mustard

  • 2 teaspoon reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 12 leaves butterhead (Bibb or Boston) lettuce or iceberg lettuce

  • Asian chili sauce (optional)

  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook until no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Thinly slice white parts of green onions; set aside. Cut the green parts of green onions into slivers; set aside.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine cooked chicken, the white parts of green onions, the water chestnuts, carrots, frozen edamame, soy sauce, mustard, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, and pepper. Pour broth over all.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  4. Strain mixture, discarding cooking liquid. Stir hoisin sauce and the green onion slivers into chicken mixture. Serve with lettuce leaves and, if desired, Asian chili sauce and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 514mg 11%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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