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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These flavorful cashew chicken lettuce wraps are BURSTING with flavor and they only take 30 minutes to make! Great with ground chicken too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Natalie


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch pieces OR 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 4 shitake mushrooms thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2- inch ginger peeled and finely grated*
  • 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili paste like Sambal Oelek, 1 tbsp. for spicy chicken

For Assembly:

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 carrot julienned and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 c. roasted and lightly salted cashews
  • 2 green onions green part only, cut on the bias


  • In a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook throughout.
  • Add celery, chestnuts, mushrooms and garlic, cook until tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Add ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce and chili paste, mix to combine. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Scoop warm mixture into the lettuce leaves, top with carrot, cashews and green onion. Serve immediately.