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Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Lettuce wraps are a nutritious option that can be prepared in minutes. This recipe contains extra vegetables to boost the nutrients per serving.

Vegetarian Options: Replace the chicken with chickpeas, hummus, or Morningstar Farms Chik'n Strips.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/3 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g
3%Saturated Fat 0.6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg
Sodium 308mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.3g
Dietary Fiber 4.7g
Sugars 11.2g
Protein 18.3g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • ½ lb. chicken breast meat, cubed
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups thinly-sliced napa cabbage
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • Leaves from one head of romaine or butter lettuce

Topping options: sliced green onions, chopped peanuts, chili sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until it is cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the ginger and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cabbage and cook until it begins to wilt, about 90 more seconds.
  4. In a small dish, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, and vinegar. Pour the sauce into the skillet. Stir to coat the chicken and vegetables. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Serve with lettuce leaves and optional toppings.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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