Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps on your table in less than 30 minutes! These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are quick and easy, bursting with fresh ingredients, smothered in an unbelievable Pineapple Hoisin Peanut Sauce that is sweet, spicy, savory and 1000X better than takeout! They are healthy, customizable, make ahead friendly and can be served as an appetizer or main course!
Servings Prep Time
8lettuce wraps 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8lettuce wraps 20minutes
Cook Time
Quick and easy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps smothered in an unbelievable Pineapple Hoisin Peanut Sauce are 1000X better than takeout and on your table in under 30 minutes!
  • 1 head butter lettuce(approx. 8 leaves)
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1pound uncooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1/4cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1/2cup Matchstick carrots
  • 1/2cup diced celery
  • 1cup diced fresh pineapple
Asian Sauce
  • 3tablespoons quality hoisin sauce(like Lee Kum Kee or Kikkoman)
  • 2tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoon brown sugar, more or less depending on how sweet your pineapple is
  • 1tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1teaspoon scant freshly grated ginger(1/4 teaspoon ground)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2teaspoon saltplus more to taste
  • 1/2teaspoon dry basil
  • 1/4teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4cup water
  • Asian hot chili paste or sriracha, to taste
  • Add later:
  • 1/4cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1cup fresh diced pineapple (or more to taste)
  • 3tablespoons crushed peanuts (or more to taste)
  • 2tablespoons chopped green onion (or more to taste)
  1. Whisk together all of the Asian Sauce ingredients in a medium bowl EXCEPT the peanut butter. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add red onions and chicken and cook just until chicken is no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Add peppers, carrots and celery and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in pineapple and Asian Sauce and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Taste and add additional Sriracha/Asian hot chili paste for spicier, brown sugar for sweeter.
  3. Fill lettuce leaves with desired amount of filling then garnish with fresh pineapple, green onions and peanuts.