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Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps. A flavorful Asian Korean sauce sauteed with ground chicken and wrapped in green leaf lettuce. These low-carb Asian chicken cups are quick to make and perfect to serve as an appetizer or main dish.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword Asian, chicken, Cups, Gluten-free, Korean, Wraps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 wraps
Calories 101kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken use ground turkey if needed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Korean chili paste called Gochujang OR Momofuku Ssäm Korean Chili Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (may use low-sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Serrano pepper, diced optional to add spice
  • 1 head green lettuce OR butter lettuce, washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, to garnish
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced


  • Carefully, tear lettuce leaves at the bottom of the root. Rinse under water then allow to completely dry.
    2. 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.
    3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together minced garlic, Korean chili sauce, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and granulated sugar. 
    4. Pour Korean sauce mixture into skillet. Toss mixture together until chicken takes on the color of the sauce. Skillet should come to a simmer, cook until most of the liquid is thick and absorbed by the chicken.
    5. Spoon lettuce cups with chicken. Garnish with sliced of Serrano pepper, diced green onions, and sesame seeds. 


KETO DIET - To keep this recipe keto, use coconut aminos and substitute both the honey and granulated sugar for sugar free maple syrup. 


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 344mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2705IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.9mg