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Spicy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil or peanut oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 oz. cremini or button mushrooms diced
  • 1 8 oz. can of water chestnuts diced
  • 1 small bell pepper diced
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger minced or grated
  • 4 green onions sliced


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsps. sambal oelek based on preference
  • 1 ½ tbsps. honey
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar


  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Add in ground chicken and begin to break up as it cooks. 
  • While chicken is cooking, chop vegetables. After chicken is browned (about 10 minutes), add in garlic and onions. Cook until onions are translucent. 
  • Add in mushrooms, water chestnuts, bell pepper, ginger, and green onions. Stir to combine. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for the sauce. Adjust the amount of Sambal Oelek you add, depending on how spicy you want the dish to be!
  • Add the combined sauce to the chicken mixture and finish by simmering for 5 minutes. Serve on butter lettuce or romaine.