Chicken Lettuce Wraps for a Quick Dinner

I received a head of bib lettuce in my CSA box and I was at a lost for what to do with them. I normally use them as part of a salad or for tacos and wraps. But I needed a quick meal tonight. Work has been pretty hectic and I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. I was looking forward to some relaxation time on the couch with a nice glass of wine.

So in my attempt to make something quick and easy, I’ve made a pseudo P.F. Chang lettuce wrap. To be honest with you, it’s been a while since I’ve ate at P.F. Chang, and I can’t quite remember all the ingredients they had in their lettuce wrap appetizers, but I think I can recreate it for a meal. Since this is a quick stir fry meal, I highly recommend having all your ingredients prepped and chopped. That way you can work quickly in your wok.

Serving Size: 2
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into tiny cubes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, left whole (you can omit this if you do not want to make it spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, finely diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped (I used baby portabellas)
  • 2 stalks of green onions, finely chopped
  • handful of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 head of bib lettuce, leaves separated

In a small bowl, mix together the honey, mirin, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili peppers and salt and pepper. In a large wok over high heat, add in the coconut oil and garlic. Cook quickly until the garlic is soft, but not burnt.





Toss in the chicken and continuously stir as the chicken cooks. Allow the chicken to cook for about 5 minutes. Toss in the water chestnuts and mushrooms. Combine well and allow the mix to cook for another 5 minutes.  Add in the stir fry sauce, mix well to fully coat. Lastly, toss in the green onions and cilantro, give a good stir to combine well.


The way I prefer to serve this is scooping the chicken mixture into a large plate and serve alongside the lettuce leaves. That way each person can scoop as much of the filling onto their lettuce leaves as their stomach desires!


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