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low carb easy chicken lettuce wraps

Low Carb Better Than Take Out Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy to make low carb chicken lettuce wraps. Better than take out!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic about 2 cloves, I used the bottled one to save time
  • 1 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha you can use less if you don’t like it spicy
  • 1 can 8 ounces whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste ( I recommend ¼ teaspoon each)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 head butter lettuce


  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add in ground chicken and cook, breaking into small pieces, until browned, about 5 minutes. If you have excess moisture or fat feel free to drain a bit.
  • Add in onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, hoisin sauce and Sriracha. Stir until all of the chicken is thoroughly coated. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes or until chicken is cooked and onions have become translucent.
  • Stir in water chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in red chilli flakes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a bowl. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves. Enjoy!


Adapted from Damn Delicious