Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Tonja Engen



  • For the Filling:
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 Tbls. peanut oil
  • 1½ cups chopped mushrooms
  • 2 green onions, sliced(use both green and white parts)
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and minced
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 Tbls. peanut oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbls. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 23 Tbls. Sambal Olek
  • To serve:
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped.
  • 2 tsp sweet chili sauce (Trader Joe’s)
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Bibb lettuce


  1. Heat 2 Tbls. peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, approximately 5 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate.
  2. Add mushrooms, onions, garlic, shallots, and ginger and cook until mushrooms release liquid, 5 minutes. Add chicken back to skillet along with water chestnuts.In a bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients until well combined.
  3. Add sauce and simmer on low heat until everything is coated and heated through.To serve, lay out lettuce leaves on a platter and fill with chicken mixture. Sprinkle peanuts over mixture and top with jalapenos if desired. Finally, drizzle sweet chili sauce over the top and serve.