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Asian Garlic Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups

This homemade version of Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups is inspired by PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps and it's now made with a tastier Garlic Sesame Asian sauce for better flavor. They are so easy to make and can be ready in 25 minutes!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Asian Lettuce Wraps, Lettuce Cups, PF Chang's
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 lettuce cups
Calories 109kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1 head green lettuce, washed and dried may use butter or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Carefully, tear lettuce leaves at the bottom of the root. Rinse under water then allow to completely dry. 
  • In a large rimmed skillet set over medium heat, cook ground chicken. Break ground chicken up into little pieces using a spatula. Cook until no longer pink and all the liquid has cooked off; about 6-9 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Pour garlic sesame mixture into skillet. Toss the mixture together until chicken takes on the color of the sauce. The skillet should come to a simmer, cook until most of the liquid is thick and absorbed by the chicken. 
  • Spoon lettuce cups with chicken. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds. 

Notes

HEALTHIER: A few readers have suggested using sugar-free maple syrup in place of the honey and granulated sugar in this recipe. Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos (found in the soy sauce aisle) to keep these keto chicken lettuce wraps on track.
LETTUCE: Choose lettuce that is sturdy such as butter lettuce, iceberg lettuce, or green leaf lettuce. Do not use lettuce that has wilted.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2737IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg