FOOD: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lauren here today, with a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next get together. Think of this as the healthier sister to the P.F. Chang's version that everyone loves. 

Yes, there are a gazillion copycat recipes of this app floating around, but my take is a little different and still full of plenty of flavor. The best part is how easy it is--the perfect kind of dish to serve up at a party and let your guests help themselves. Keep reading for the recipe!
 
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Let's start with the ingredients. Most recipes call for ground chicken, which happens to include dark meat. Instead, cook a few chicken breasts to shred so you get the lean, white meat only.

 Shredded carrots and radicchio are an easy way to sneak in some extra nutrients and balance each other out (sweet and bitter). The dressing is where it's all at, though. Dijon mustard and minced ginger pack a lot of flavor, and using light soy sauce cuts out some of the extra salt.

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To serve, Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves work best as they're naturally curled into the perfect-sized cups. Set out fresh bean sprouts for a low-cal crunchy topping, as well as chopped chives and toasted sesame seeds. 

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For the dressing:
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

For the filling:
4 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 small radicchio, shredded 
2 carrots, shredded with a box grater

For serving:
Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
Fresh bean sprouts, toasted sesame seeds, and chopped chives for garnish
Sriracha for added heat

Instructions:
1. In a small bowl, combine first five ingredients. Whisk in the vegetable and sesame oil.
2. In a large bowl, mix shredded chicken, radicchio and carrot. Add the dressing slowly, tossing to combine. You may not need all of it. 
3. To serve, spoon chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves. Top with bean sprouts, chives and toasted sesame seeds. 



-Recipes & images by Lauren Craig



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33 comments

  1. Yum Lauren! My hubby would love this dish. I am going to give it a go this evening!

    Lindsay www.HattanHome.com

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  2. Yum Lauren! My hubby would love this dish! We are going to give it a try this evening.

    Lindsay
    www.hattanhome.com

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  3. Pinning this pronto! Thanks so much for the amazing recipe, Lauren!

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  4. It looks great - and even though there are lots of these types of recipes - it's always lovely to see a new interpretation! P.S - I live in Aus and my sister who lives in LA and came for a visit told me I needed to get the Sriracha sauce - which I have now in my fridge!!

    nectarandstone.blogspot.com

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  5. yum, yum...lovely dish..
    http://lttreasure.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Yes!! I love these! My husband and I make them a good bit--stole the idea from cheesecake factory! Hahaha. These are so so good!

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  7. oh my gosh yum yum yum i've been trying out all kinds of lettuce wrap recipes lately, but i'll have to add this to the list!

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  8. These look incredible! I love Asian food, so I'm definitely excited to try these out!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  9. Love this post! the photos are gorgeous and the recipe is out of this world! I could eat lettuce wraps every day of the year!

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  10. These look SO delicious, this is exactly the kind of thing I love to make! Thank you for sharing...xv

    http://vickiarcher.om

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  11. This looks amazing and delish..will have to try it :)

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  12. Those wraps look delicious , have to try the recipe .

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  13. This looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. This looks so good! Thank you for the recipe.

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  15. Looks absolutely delicious!! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    Love Scrapbook

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  16. These look so yummy! Nice job xx

    loverandshoes.blogspot.com

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  17. You are like a genius all around! The recipe sounds and looks simply divine! Have to try this one

    N
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

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  18. Yum these look just divine and healthy too!

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  19. Great post, love PF Chang's version but it's always so salty so maybe I will give it a try at home.
    www.FripperyVintage.com

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  20. I have had lettuce wraps before but this is by far the best recipe for a little more kick to lettuce wraps

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  21. This looks so good...<3 the hot sauce!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  22. these look so fresh and inviting.
    we will be trying them this week.
    thankyou so much for sharing.

    Happy Weekend
    Taneith
    xxxx

    www.sparkledkisses.blogspot.com.au

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  23. Yum! Do you think this is diet friendly? Please say yes...its appears to be and I am looking for all the creative recipes I can find that are low calorie. I love your pictures too!

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  24. These look so good, bookmarked!

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  25. Mmmmmm! The dressing sounds delish! I'm currently in Germany and haven't been able to find any type of Boston / lettuce cups .. book marking this recipe now for when I return to the states. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I always order the Lettuce Wraps from P.F. Changs. Thank you for posting this. I would love to make this at home but never found a good enough recipe for it :)

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  27. SO happy everyone enjoyed the recipe and photos!

    The Enchanted Home -- I do think they're diet friendly! I only used lean, white meat chicken so there's no fatty dark meat, low-sodium soy sauce reduces the salt, and I used just a small amount of oil.

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  28. love it, mmm
    So yummy.
    :D

    David @ saladpride.blogspot.com

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  30. So easy to make. Guests at my party couldn't stop raving about this and asked for the recipe.

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  31. So easy to make. I made these for a party and my guests couldn't stop raving about it and asked for the recipe.

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  32. So easy to make. Guests at my party couldn't stop raving about this and asked for the recipe.

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