Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe – Perfect Weeknight Meal

This cashew chicken lettuce wraps recipe takes less than 35 minutes to make and is a family favorite! Ingredients include lettuce, ground chicken, avocado oil, onion, green pepper, water chestnuts and a sauce that is out of this world! It is a perfect weeknight meal, kid-friendly, dairy-free and delicious.

The best Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps RecipeThis recipe is adapted from the Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Joy Food Sunshine. Our family mostly stays away from peanuts so I’ve substituted the peanut butter with cashew butter, and the peanut oil with avocado oil, and a few other minor changes. However, if you are a peanut butter fan, please check out her recipe!

Filling for Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Recipe Notes

Lettuce for Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Use whatever lettuce you prefer, green lettuce like Romaine is great but you can also play around with collard greens or even swiss chard! Just as long as the leaves are big enough and work for holding in the filling.

I prefer to use ground chicken for this recipe but I’ve also use ground turkey and no one complains!

This recipe uses small amounts of a variety of different sauces… I was a little overwhelmed at first at all the sauces I needed to buy, but this recipe has become part of my rotation and has been totally worth it!

Feel free to use a garnish if you want, sometimes I do spiralized carrots (using this spiralizer) but you can also do cashew pieces. It is also just fine without a garnish at all.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Easy Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

This cashew chicken lettuce wraps recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is a family favorite! Ingredients include lettuce, ground chicken, avocado oil, onion, green pepper, water chestnuts and a sauce that is out of this world! It is a perfect weeknight meal, kid-friendly, dairy-free and delicious. This recipe is adapted from the Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe on Joy Food Sunshine.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients

Chicken Filling

Sauce

Lettuce& Garnish

  • 2 medium carrots, spiralized
  • 1 head lettuce of choice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients until well combined.

    Sauce for Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  2. In large frying pan heat up 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and then add ground chicken.

  3. Cook chicken 3-5 minutes or until it begins to brown. 

  4. Add diced onions to browned chicken and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the onions are fragrant and start to soften.

  5. Add bell peppers and water chestnuts and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the bell peppers are tender crisp. 

    Simple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  6. Slowly pour in sauce and mix until the chicken and veggies are evenly coated with sauce, about 3 minutes.

    Easy Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  7. To serve, scoop filling into lettuce and garnish with carrots spirals. 

    Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Carrots

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are based on one serving, which is 1/6th of the recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.1g16%
Saturated Fat 2.3g14%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 682mg30%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 28.2g9%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 24.8g50%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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Comments

  1. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says

    5 stars
    These sound delicious! My kids would definitely enjoy these.

  2. Beth Neels says

    5 stars
    That looks like a delicious lunch or light dinner for the summer time! I’m giving it a try tonight!

  3. 5 stars
    My favourite way to eat — stick some meat into lettuce wraps. Loved it, thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    What a great weeknight meal perfect for any family. The sauce looks perfectly flavored that is sure to be enjoyed by all.

  5. 5 stars
    I love these types of dishes! Fresh and healthy and easy to make by the looks! This would be so great for an easy weeknight meal!

  6. Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite things and you have love how healthy this is. It’s a major weeknight win!

  7. 5 stars
    What a perfect family-friendly meal! Love love lettuce wraps. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    These sound delicious! And love that you swapped the peanuts for cashew butter. Yum!

  9. 5 stars
    Unique and perfect dish for a party platter. Looks yum and delicious and surely a must try option.

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