We have a lot of recipes on this site.  Some of them we know are obvious reader favorites, and others are sort of hidden gems.  This recipe I felt was one of those hidden ones, which is why I didn’t even notice when somehow it didn’t make it over to our new site when we re-designed.  But apparently a lot of you noticed!  We got tons of facebook comments and emails from panicked readers asking where the recipe was because it was a family favorite.  (I wish I had known that- it might have not gotten axed in the cook book cuts!)  Thanks to some helpful facebook fans, I was able to track down the recipe so I could get it back on the site.  It’s been a long time since I made these, and seriously I forgot how good they were.  No joke- I couldn’t stop eating them!

So today’s post is short and sweet.  I wanted to get this recipe back up and in our index.  I did make some minor changes, mostly to make measuring and prepping easier (and not as time consuming), and also to improve the sauce.  This recipe was originally created for a healthy food month so it’s incredibly lean and filled with good-for-you ingredients (unlike those famed restaurant lettuce wraps which are calorie-packed and fattening).  These are lean chicken and vegetables which get tons of flavors from fresh ingredients like garlic, lemon, ginger, and onion.

The easiest way to eat lettuce wraps is to roll them up sort of like a burrito.  You can dip the roll into the sauce, but since the chicken mixture is crumbly and the sauce is thin I find it easier to just drizzle some on top before rolling it up.

You could serve these as an appetizer, or pair them with some fried rice for a great dinner!

And hey- if you already love this recipe, or another recipe that you’ve never commented on, make sure to leave a comment today!  That’s one of our best indicators of the kinds of things you all like (and therefore the kinds of recipes we create for you).  Plus it just makes us super happy to hear from you guys :)  Thanks to everyone who asked about these lettuce wraps- it’s going to be appearing a lot in my own menu this month!

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  1. 1
    Mik says:

    I’ve been looking for a healthy chicken lettuce wrap recipe. Thank you! I can’t wait to try this.

  2. 2
    Marcy says:

    Looks yum! Will try it tomorrow! I also love you’re asian salad by the way! It’s often my go to salad for work lunches! P.S. Just discovered you’re website 2 weeks ago! I’m in love with it! You ladies are lovely.

  3. 3
    Natalie says:

    Definitely going to try these! I LOVE lettuce wraps!

  4. 4

    Just one question, how spicy is this? I have a 3 year old who is not too keen on hot stuff. This sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to try it! I bit the bullet, I ordered your cook book today!! I can’t wait till it gets here!!

    • 4.1
      sara says:

      Melissa- the only spicy thing in there is the hot sauce, which is why it says to do it to taste. You can just add a few drops for flavor, or leave it out entirely. I used 1 tsp of Sriracha in this last batch and thought they were pretty spicy, but then my 3 year old didn’t even bat an eye- so you never know! lol Just leave it out if you’re worried and they won’t be spicy at all.

  5. 5

    I’ve always tried recreating the PF Changs lettuce wraps but in a healthier way. These look healthy and beautiful! Thank you!

  6. 6

    These look wonderful! Thank you for sharing – I will be trying them!

  7. 7
    Lynn says:

    We love lettuce wraps and these look really good. I have been reading your site for a long time and I somehow missed these. I am so glad that you posted them again.

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    Leslie says:

    These look delicious! I’ve been following your site since august of last year. I was searching for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. Being an avid baker, I was less than satisfied with previous recipes. I tried the chewy chocolate chip recipe and was sold. I’ve been following your site and trying recipes ever since!

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    Rachel says:

    I love to add rice in with my wraps to make it a full meal- so good!

  10. 10
    Jen K says:

    I love lettuce wraps, excited to try this!

    Just a question, which actually fits a lot of recipes. I am mildly allergic to ginger, so I usually skip recipes with it in it, but this looks too good to skip! Is there a good substitute or is it one of those things I should/can leave out all together? Thanks for any advice!

    I absolutely adore your website. I refer everyone I know to it and am constantly sending them the links to your site for things I make for parties and get togethers.

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    Amanda says:

    Love the recipes and love the site. I do have one suggestion. I like emailing myself recipes while browsing on my lunch break at work. Then, I go through them when I get home and have them readily available. I would love an email option on each post in addition to the Facebook, Tweet, StumbleUpon, etc. options.

    Thanks! Keep the awesome recipes coming.

  12. 12

    These look great. We love lettuce wraps from Pei Wei or PF Changs. Can’t wait to try these.

  13. 13
    Melissa says:

    Those look so yummy! I definatley NEED to try these. My sister once made something similar to this when me and my brother when we were young, And I still think about them! I think its my duty to check these out now, for, you know, My Brother. yeah, For him. :)

  14. 14

    I love lettuce wraps and these look great! Thanks for the recipe :D

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    Shelise Mayer says:

    So, I’ve never bought ground chicken before. Is it packaged the same as ground beef? For some reason that kind of freaks me out. The first time I saw this recipe I believe it said that they are NOT like the ones from PF Changs, so I never tried them. Now that I hear they are a favorite among readers I am going to have to give them a try. Right now anything fresh sounds SO good.

    • 15.1
      Maureen says:

      When I’ve seen it is comes in the meat tray type packaging. I’ve use it a few times. Just add a bit of fat to cook it since its so lean. I almost burned it my first attempt.

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    Becky K. says:

    These look wonderful! I think I’m going to veto the lettuce and try the filling in rice paper wrappers as spring rolls… can’t wait to try it!

  17. 17
    Domestic Diva North says:

    Love chicken lettuce wraps (and shrimp lettuce wraps). My recipe is a little different (read: more fattening) so maybe I can incorporate a little of both :)

  18. 18
    Rebecca says:

    these look delicious! Can’t wait to try them :)

  19. 19
    Heidi says:

    I am trying this tonight!!!! Thanks for bringing it back! I love this sort of recipe. Your Asian BBQ chicken is a regular at my house now. We love it!! Thanks for all your great ideas. My husband laughs at me; I talk about you and Kate like you are my friends!

  20. 20
    teresa says:

    Funny I was just looking for a recipe like this on Friday—happy Day, found it here. =)

  21. 21
    Bridget says:

    Thanks so much for adding the recipe back! I love to look up your recipes on my phone and just follow from there! This was my first recipe of yours I tried and fell in love! Sending you girls {{{{HUGS}}}}Because of your recipes my husband now brags that I have now mastered the art of cooking!

  22. 22
    LauraBeek says:

    I’m drooling! Can’t wait to try it. Why did I have to see this in the a.m.? ack!

  23. 23
    Emily E says:

    This recipe and the pot sticker one is one of my favorites of all time.. Mmm… I might have to make some pot stickers now.

    • 23.1

      Emily, this is SO totally off-topic, but I remember you from BBC and was seriously just thinking about you. How’s your husband doing?

      • Emily E says:

        He’s doing great! Thank you so much for asking. He’s completely cancer-free now and we are hoping he stays in remission forever. I totally should have come to your cookbook signing in Orem and said hi.

  24. 24
    jennie says:

    Any ideas for a substitute instead of the mushrooms? Can’t wait to try it out!

  25. 25
    Ashley says:

    These look fabulous–I’m going to try them this week with the fried rice. Made your spicy honey chicken AND Asian BBQ chicken over the weekend (it’s finally grilling weather) and they were both soooooo yummy. I have your cookbook on order–it’s supposed to arrive on Wednesday and I can’t wait! You gals are awesome!

  26. 26

    can’t wait to try this one!

  27. 27
    Danielle says:

    I love these wraps and so does my family. They are especially yummy in the summer with fresh stuff from our garden. I’m so glad they are back!

  28. 28
    Donna says:

    I’ve seen Weight Watchers points on some of your recipes. Is that something you will be doing from now on? I’d love to know the points on this recipe!!! Just had the restaurant version last week…feeling the guilt and now wanting to try this one to add to my healthier choices at home. Lettuce wraps are one of my dh’s favorites!

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    Sarah says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been wanting to try Lettuce Wraps for a long time but hadn’t found a recipe that looked good to me. I’m adding this one to my menu this week!

    P.S. I have just discovered your site (I know, I’m behind) and I love it!

  30. 30
    Megan says:

    I have to make this…I have my week’s menu planned out, but forget it, this looks ridiculously good!

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    jennie says:

    these look delicious and healthy…okay to leave out the cilantro? I’m not a fan of it :)

  32. 32

    YUM! YUM! YUM! These are going on this week’s menu! :)

  33. 33
    olivia says:

    and bonus…! I can make these for myself–they can be very easily made gluten free by subbing the soy sauce for a gluten free variety. thanks!! the original “resteraunt” version is not gluten friendly. :( I’m just loving this site more and more!!!

    • 33.1

      Olivia…PF Changs has a gluten free lettuce wraps(they just use different soy sauce but the flavor is just the same) and several different other gluten free menu items. Just an FYI.

  34. 34
    mel tardy says:

    I love lettuce wraps and am always looking to improve my recipe. I will definitely be trying this one. And I’ve said it before, and will say it again…Love your blog and all your yummy ideas! Congrats on the cookbook!

  35. 35

    Looks like a fabulous lettuce wrap. I can see why people wanted it back.

  36. 36
    Melissa says:

    I am so excited to try this one! Sounds delicious and healthy…great combination! Thank you!!

  37. 37
    Kirsten says:

    yum!

    The two things I’ve missed in the cookbook so far are the coconut-banana bread with lime glaze and the garlic-rosemary pork tenderloins (not that I really need the recipe to make it!). Oh, and I also miss your witty introductions to each recipe! (although, I totally understand the need to not take up space with that!)

  38. 38
    Sophia says:

    These look delicious! Definitly printing out the recipe. I think I have everything I need for dinner.

  39. 39
    Kristin Redekop says:

    umm..yum! you have inspired me to do an “appi” night for dinner this week and this is on the menu for sure!
    P.S-i absolutely love, love, LOVE your cook book. I have bought a few to give away to a couple of my favorite people for there birthdays!

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    Wendy says:

    just tried the thai peanut noodle salad and I LOVE IT! it is fantastic!

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    Maureen says:

    Ok call me weird but I HATE iceberg lettuce. Is there any other option that would work? These look really good and like something i MIGHT be able to get my family to eat. The only problem is me and the iceberg.

    • 41.1
      sara says:

      You can use any lettuce you like :) I personally prefer something super crunchy, hence the iceberg. But you can use romaine (more like tacos than wraps, but it works!) or even endive or butter lettuce.

    • 41.2
      AnnaBeth says:

      I can find ground turkey easier than ground chicken. Is there a reason to use chicken and NOT turkey?

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    Erin A says:

    Hurray for something healthy. I need this to make up for all the unhealthy things I have to try that I find on blogs.

  43. 43
    shauna says:

    this sounds delish!
    i will try it this week!

  44. 44
    Sharlene says:

    I’m a big fan of making recipes that have a lot of positive feedback associated with them. Sounds like there’s a ton of that for these and they look amazing too!

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    Cassi says:

    I have a preemie baby that can’t leave the house so I spend a lot of time looking at your blog and trying new recipes. If I’m going to make a dessert I will always choose a recipe from your site. The recipes I make the most are your frosting, Cinnabun Popcorn, and Black Bean Soup. You guys are the best!

  46. 46
    Sarah says:

    I also didn’t know you had a lettuce wrap recipe. I am definitely a fan. I’ll try these soon–YUM!

  47. 47
    Cassi says:

    I have a preemie baby that can’t leave the house so I spend a lot of time reading your blog and trying new recipes. If I’m going to make a dessert it will always be from your site. The recipes I make the most are your frosting, bread sticks, Cinnabun Popcorn, and Black Bean Soup. You gals are the best!

    P.S. For some reason the post title and the buttons at the top of the page (Home, Recipe Index, etc.) don’t come up when I check your blog on my phone. Just thought I’d let you know.

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    Kellie says:

    This looks amazing! My husband loves lettuce wraps!

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    Polly says:

    Yay!! I have a great recipe for lettuce wraps that calls for Plum Sauce but because I live in Africa we can’t get that here. I’ve been searching and searching for a new recipe and am so excited to try this one out. Thanks so much!!

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    Heather Ingram says:

    I can’t wait to try these!

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    Casey says:

    These sound a lot more complex than my recipe, but a great way to get some healthy stuff in my family, so I think I will give it a shot! Just a tip for those having a hard time finding ground chicken, I can’t find it here either. I just just breast and toss it in the food processor for a bit! :) I can’t WAIT to get your cookbook!

  52. 52
    Casey says:

    Oh, and my all time favorite recipe of yours is the toffee chocolate chip cookies!!!! YUM!

  53. 53
    meredith says:

    THanks for re-posting this recipe, since somehow I missed it the first time. Not sure how, since I’ve probably tried about 80-90% of your cookbook and blog with amazing success!!! LoVE the idea of serving these with your fried rice since I’m always looking for something to add to that, which is also a great twist on fried rice :-)

  54. 54
    Melissa says:

    I tried this recipe TODAY!!! as soon as it was posted.
    OH MY! These are awesome, and I will definatley make these babies again. My brother went a-wall loved them sooo much! Great recipe!

  55. 55
    Jan says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. I didn’t know you had this on your site, and I LOVE lettuce wraps. I always order this when I go to PF Changs, or Cheesecake Factory, and now, I can have them any time at home as well. I do hope that you can somehow come up with the different dipping sauces they serve with their lettuce wraps at Cheese Cake Factory. Can’t wait to try this out at home.

  56. 56
    nicki says:

    I love lettuce wraps and am so glad I finally found a great recipe for them!

  57. 57
    Katie says:

    I can’t wait to try this, thanks so much for sharing!!

  58. 58
    Stephanie says:

    Hi ladies! I was wondering where you girls had gone to, then realized your blog (and blog rss feed) had changed. Hooray for WordPress!

    Anyways, delicious recipe. Anything wrapped in lettuce and dipped in an Asian sauce is my fave :)

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    Rochelle says:

    I love lettuce wraps! I never would have thought about using a coleslaw mix in the filling, but that’s a wonderful and efficient idea that I have to remember to use next time.

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    anne says:

    I just had a lettuce wrap recipe on my site as well! http://www.anniebakes.net they are my new favorite pleasure!! anne

    PS: love your cookbook!!

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    Kristi says:

    I made these for my family last night along with the fried rice and everybody LOVED both recipes! Thanks for the ideas. I just thought I’d let you know that for some reason, this recipe wouldn’t print. I don’t know if anyone else had a problem but mine would only print out the very top and the very bottom fine print. I’ve never had a problem printing before.

  62. 62
    Tara says:

    Sara, dont’t worry about these making the cookbook cut. They can go in your NEXT cookbook. *hint hint*

  63. 63
    Nancy says:

    Love your website. Everything I’ve made has been a hit with family and friends. Thanks for sharing so many great recipes and ideas. It’s made cooking fun again! I am having trouble viewing the “how to frost cupcakes” video. Any suggestions? I love the idea and want to try it out. Thanks.

    • 63.1

      Nancy, apparently Dropshots, the company I was hosting it with, deleted my whole album of videos! I’m trying to find a hard copy on my computer. If I can’t, I’ll just shoot another video. :)

  64. 64
    Diane says:

    Hi, Sara and Kate!
    Why it is I get the biggest smile on my face when my desktop announces that I have another great message from you waiting in my inbox. I have tried so many of your recipes and have bought your cookbook. For me, you have made cooking fun again! Thanks a ton! Diane

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    kira says:

    I think I make your Italian Turkey Soup about 2-3 times a month. It’s so fast, cheap, and healthy as well as being delicious. Can’t wait to try these lettuce wraps.

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    Lindsey says:

    My mom just said “We have some ground chicken” we should make some lettuce wraps. I said, “Let me go search for a recipe online there’s bound to be one somewhere.” She said “Check Our Best Bites”.

    And what do you know? It’s the top spot!

  67. 67
    Summer says:

    I LOVE your site! I just stumbled upon it last week and have already made the balloon wreath and chocolate waffles. I’m now pretty obsessed with both.

    Do you think this recipe would work with ground turkey as well?

  68. 68
    Erika Johnson says:

    I’ve made this recipe several times, once for a freezer meal swap we do and everyone has loved it! Seeing it again reminds me how much I enjoyed it and will make me pull it out again.

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    Laura says:

    LOVED LOVED LOOOOOVVEED this recipe!!! I made it tonite for dinner and it was so incredibly good!!! I could eat it everyday! mmm…. this definately goes in my repritore of tried n true favs.

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    Laura says:

    I can’t wait to try this, i love lettuce wraps!!

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    Jana says:

    This recipe is amazing!! It was one of the first things I made from your site and I love it!

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    Susanne says:

    Made these last night with your fried rice recipe and the table was quiet…since they were all busy eating! Everyone liked it…thanks for great recipes…as always!

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    Mistie Barfus says:

    Thanks for reposting this! I was actually searching for it on your blog a couple of weeks ago and was sad when I couldn’t find it!

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    Amy says:

    Just discovered you gals through a LDS living article. Love your recipes and can’t wait to try this one! Thanks! :)

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    Gigi says:

    I am so glad you deviated from your no ‘cream of something’ soup rule. We love these potatoes and I am always up for trying new recipes for them, although the one you have here is exactly the same as the one I use when I make them! I’m a fairly new reader and love your blog. Am getting your new book this weekend too – thanks!

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    Erika says:

    I made these tonight, and I just wanted to say that they were DELICIOUS! Totally worth the hurricane that looked like it blew through my kitchen (I also made wontons, and I have zero counter space). I think the lemon and the ginger really make this recipe. Thanks!

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    Brittany says:

    Holy delcious Batman! I can’t wait to try these! I’ll never have to go to Chili’s again!

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    Heather Schwitzer says:

    I made this tonight and I made it with ground turkey, it was great!!! Thanks!!!

    • 78.1
      meredith says:

      Thanks for adding this comment … I thought I had ground chicken in the freezer, but must have used it for something? so I came back to see if anyone had tried ground turkey because that’s all that I had on hand. I’m giving it a go tomorrow with the ground turkey since it worked for you!

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    Kelly R says:

    These were awesome! I actually got my husband to cook these because I was out working, and he said they were super simple! Can’t wait to make them again!

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    Ashley says:

    This can feed an army! And it was very delicious, as all of your recipes are!

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    Amanda Scott says:

    I made these for dinner tonight and they were scrumptious! My husband had a bit of a hard time keeping his wraps from falling apart, but we eventually figured out the best size for the lettuce and it was a great meal. Thanks! You guys rock!

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    Alisha Broce says:

    Just made these for dinner. They were wonderful! Didn’t really need the sauce. The filling was super juicy & so flavorful.

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    Carol says:

    These were yummy! My husband is on a low fat diet, I used less oil and this filled the bill. I think he ate 4 romaine taco style wraps.

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    Marianne says:

    Yummmmmmyyyyy!!!!!! Just made these for dinner and I am in love!!!!!!!!! As a plus they are also gluten free, which is great because my husband thinks he could have a food allergy. The kids even like them. I pulsed my own chicken-thanks for the tip.

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    Eileen says:

    i’m adding these to next week’s menu. yum!

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    Angela Davis says:

    So delicious! This receipe made it into the “Top 5 Favorite Meals” for my husband and that’s really saying something! Thanks for the recipe and also for the tip on grinding your own chicken!

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    Shannon Albrecht says:

    YUM!! These lettuce wraps look healthy & super easy! :)

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    Erin says:

    These look delicious! Someone mentioned that they made these as a freezer meal. I would love to freeze half of the mixture to have on hand, but I keep imagining soggy cabbage. Do you have any freezing tips?

    • 88.1
      sara says:

      I have frozen this before, and one thing I’ve done then is actually process the cabbage in my food processor first. That way it’s so small that you don’t get big soggy chunks!

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    Wendy Fisher says:

    Tried this for the first time today and I really like it. I’m not a huge fan of soy sauce, ginger or sesame oil but this recipe has gone a long way in converting me. My kids liked these wraps, despite having to drink lots of water between bites because I may have added a teeny bit too much sriracha. I’ll be making these often in the future, thanks for the great recipe!

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    Dana says:

    My family LOVED this! Thanks for the great recipies

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    Gina says:

    OMG!!! I love these! And the leftovers are great too! They have quickly become a staple on my menu!!!

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    Michelle says:

    Look at you with a “Print This” box!!! Woo-hoo! Can’t wait to make this for dinner…I’m starving just looking at the pictures. I think I’ll have to add toasted cashews to add a little of the guilty-pleasure quality!

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    Leah says:

    Ooh..this looks sooo yummy. And believe or not, its looks easy enuf for someone like me try making..hehe

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    Laura says:

    Made these for dinner the other night – they were a hit! I loved the lemon on the chicken and the dipping sauce was fabulous!

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    Made these the other night and wrote about them on my blog! Thanks, they were delicious!

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    Wow! You can definitely tell that these are healthy, but they were ridiculously delicious. They were really filling, as well. My husband and I were surprised at how full we were after just one. My husband feels like the dipping sauce could be a little sweeter, but I thought it was good.

  97. 97

    I made these for dinner tonight, everyone loved them, though we didn’t eat them as there were intended. I counld’nt keep the filing in the lettuce, so I just tore my lettuce in pieces, hubby decided he needed a tortilla and sour cream, and he added the fried rice to that and made a type of taco. He thought it was awesome that way. So, even though we didn’t eat it quite as intended, we all loved it! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    Andrea says:

    This my first comment on your site, ladies, and I just have to say, I love your recipes. I have yet to make one that I do not love! I made these lettuce wraps the other day, though, and I have to say they were a little labor-intensive with all of the chopping! I will definitely use some of the shortcuts next time (coleslaw mix, ground chicken, etc.) OR I will try to do all of the chopping the night before while I am watching The Biggest Loser :). I do have a question, though. I left out the ginger, because we are not big ginger fans, and used lemon juice from the bottle, because there were no fresh lemons at Wal-Mart the day I went, and the filling seemed a little bland. Could these two ingredients make that much of a difference? Also, I did not make the sauce, as my husband is trying to do a low carb diet and didn’t want the added sugar from the honey. I am a novice cook, but would love to be an expert cook, so any constructive criticism you have is welcome!! Thank you!

    • 98.1

      Andrea, yes- definitely use the short-cuts, that’s what they’re there for! I often prep this recipe early in the day, or the day before and that makes it a snap to throw together. Ginger is definitely a major flavor component here, and I always encourage the use of fresh lemon, especially in a recipe such as this. Bottled juice tends to be bitter, and lack flavor. Plus you missed out on all of the flavor of the zest. Also, the dipping sauce has tons of flavor, so if you left all of those things out then I’m not surprised they turned out bland! Try the recipe as written next time and see what you think. And hey- congrats on leaving your first comment, I hope there’s more to come! :)

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    Rachelle says:

    These were delicious, easy, awesome! I loved the simple, easy to find ingredients! I will definitely make these again! I highly recommend!

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    Cara N says:

    Totally made this for dinner. My sister isn’t a fan of lettuce so I fried some wonton skins for her. I am totally in love with this and my husband may hate me tomorrow since I want to make it again for dinner! Lol!

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    Darci Thorsted says:

    I am super excited to try these! Just a question: Where do you find siriracha sauce? I just tried looking for some the other day when I made your thai noodles and couldn’t find any. I settled for some chili and garlic sauce. Is that basically the same stuff. If not, what aisle would it be on at the store or do I need to go to a specialty store?

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    Amy says:

    We served this for dinner for a group of people with ham fried rice as a side. Everyone LOVED them!!

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    Krista says:

    Love these! I’ve made them 4 or 5 times now. They are part of our regular menu rotation. My favorite home made asian food now.

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    KatieV says:

    Absolutely amazing! This one is a keeper! My kids, who can’t have soy or wheat (and soy sauces have wheat), enjoyed the portion I set aside for them before adding the sauce.

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    Amy says:

    Had these at a friends house a few months ago, and just made them on my own for my husband and I for lunch. Sooooo goood! Hit the spot!!

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    Amy says:

    I don’t know if we did something wrong, but I made these and everyone hated them. So sad… it was a lot of work. we usually love everything we make off this site.

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    Shawnie says:

    Sara, this has become a favorite meal for my husband and me–we are still working on the kidlets. My husband invented a dipping/drizzling sauce that is amazing!! I thought you might want to try it:

    1 part (2-3 tablespoons) coconut oil
    1 part peanut butter
    1 part teriyaki sauce or soy sauce

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe!!

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    Bianca says:

    Do you have any suggestions of what to serve this with to make it a full asian meal? I recently found your blog and love it! You have the best photos too :)

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    Andrea says:

    Okay Sara, I’m going to try these again, as written this time! Quick question on the cabbage. How do you shred it? Do you just cut it as thin as you can with a knife? Or do you use a grater or food processor or something?

    • 109.1
      sara says:

      I use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw. If you want to substitute cabbage, just slice it thinly with a knife.

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    Lanie says:

    I’m curious if you could freeze the “inside” of the lettuce wrap and then cook it later???? Suggestions?

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    Kris Woolley says:

    Just made these for dinner tonight. YUM. I’m never disappointed with your recipes, and I’ve made lots of them. Thank you!!!

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    Heidi says:

    I have made these twice now and we really enjoy them. I have 3 small children and they have a hard time with the wraps, though. So, this time around I just served it to them over rice and my husband and I enjoyed them wrap style with the dipping sauce. Great recipe- though give yourself plenty of time to chop and prep all the vegetables!!

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    Tara says:

    I love these and have made them multiple times. However, today was first time I actually used the lemon zest and fresh lemon juice – in the past, I’ve just used bottled juice. Wow it made a huge difference. These were even better!

    I don’t fuss with the wraps. I pile it on a big bed of romaine lettuce

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    Crystal says:

    We had some left over meat filling from our lettuce wraps. I didn’t want to be eating lettuce wraps everyday for lunch. So I made a new meal using the filling for the lettuce wraps. Dumped the meat in a pot with chicken stock, added a tbsp of the dipping sauce from the lettuce wraps. Then I boiled some noodles in a different pot (used egg noodles). Once the soup was heated through I added the noodles. So supper yummy. My kids and husband devoured it. They had no idea I was using leftovers.

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      Crystal says:

      I knew I was forgetting something. I also sauteed some mushrooms in olive oil and garlic salt. Then added them in. I know mushrooms are not something a lot of people like, but I love them. They were divine in the soup.

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    Terrie Jones says:

    Loved it. Also good with left over chicken breast.

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    Jen says:

    Made these for dinner tonight(except with ground turkey) they were so yummy. I also used your dipping sauce for the Asian ground turkey meatballs(your sauce was better) from skinnytaste.com , very healthy meatballs. If you get a chance check it out. Disclaimer* its not my website or anyone I know, just stumbled on it when searching for ground turkey recipes. Thanks again!

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    Rachel W. says:

    I don’t know if there was something I did wrong, but I made these for dinner and my husband and I both agreed that these were pretty terrible. The lemon flavor was way too strong, even though I put less in than it called for. There seemed to be too many flavors mixing together here that it just didn’t quite work. This was my first attempt at lettuce wraps, but I will keep looking for a different recipe.

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    Lindsay Jones says:

    These look amazing. My mom has celiac’s and these look like a great thing to make for her this weekend!

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    Jennifer says:

    Madenthis today for lunch. Only thing I did different was left out the water chestnuts. Oh! And had to use ground turkey since my grocery store didn’t have ground chicken (huh?!?) Everyone loved it! Thanks so much!

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    Courtney says:

    I’m making these for book club- will it still taste good if I cook it in the afternoon and then just re-heat prior to everyone arriving? I don’t want to have a messy kitchen when everyone comes!

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    Tara says:

    Yum-Yum-and Yum!! I made them with Turkey and I accidentally forgot to buy Cilantro, they were still delicious! I love that you use a bag of colslaw-great time saver! And my kids even ate lettuce :)

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    Jennifer Mills says:

    Super good!! !!

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    elizabeth says:

    add some red chili paste and a shot of fish sauce to the dipping sauce for a good knock off of PF changs.

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    adrienne w says:

    I have made these twice now. The last time I made them for my kids and my parents while staying at their house. My kids are super picky and they LOVED them! My parents raved that they were better than take out! My mom has now made them herself for guests and said they were a hit. I’m making them tonight, but I’m going to try and leave out the mushrooms, because my husband really can’t stand mushrooms (though I think they are great in this recipe). I hope they are still just as tasty. My only complaint is the messy factor because I can’t actually get them wrapped up. But they are so worth the mess! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!! You’ve made cooking way more fun for me.

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    Aimee Jongejan says:

    These have become a favorite at our house, however, we’re trying to eat more veggies at every meal so tonight I added kale (I forgot to buy cabbage)in double the amount, three smallish parsnips, matchstick carrots, and bamboo shoots. SOOO YUMMY!!!

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    Amanda Jon says:

    I made these tonight for my family. I was a little intimidated by the recipe at first because I have never tried to create anything asian in the kitchen. It took a lot of prep work but once all the mincing, dicing and chopping was done, it was super quick! I also made the dipping sauce and that is my only complaint. We didn’t like it. It was too twangy. I ended up using an asian vinaigrette dressing that I happened to have on hand and it was super tasty! Thank you so much for posting. I will be sharing the link and making it again!!!

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    jackie says:

    Made this for a christmas part….EVERYONE loved them! Delicious…wouldn’t change a thing.

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    Florrie says:

    I was wondering if you have nutritional info for this recipe? I’m doing Weight Watchers and I love how on many of your recipes you include nutritional info with recipes so I can just plug it into the points tracker instead of trying to figure it out myself. This is the first time I’ve commented, but I get recipes from you ladies all the time, and so far my family has loved every one! Your site is the best.

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      sara says:

      Sorry, I don’t have that info off the top of my head, you’ll have to calculate it. There are many free tools online to do so, good luck!

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    Ashley says:

    This just became one of my favorite recipes! It was soo delicious!! I wouldn’t even dream that is so healthy. Thank you ladies!

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    Ali says:

    YUM YUM! I haven’t even had this in the lettuce yet with the sauce. I prepared them earlier in the day for dinner and I can’t stop snitching. SO GOOD!!

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    Heidi says:

    We had this tonight with coconut rice. It was a great meal! My kids asked me if I would make them everyday.

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    Lucy says:

    Excellent recipe. I omitted the lemon, but squeezed fresh lime juice over the wraps instead. Very healthful.

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    Amy McL says:

    These were delicious, made them last night. (I think I added a little too much lemon juice as they had a very lemony flavor). I too am doing weight watchers and they work out to be 7 points for a serving, including the dipping sauce.

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    Stacey says:

    My husband and I have enjoyed these for a few years now but I haven’t fed them to my kids since they were a little young. Last night decided to give them a try and they LOVED them! I have a picky four year old and an even pickier two year old, and they inhaled them and asked for them for lunch today. Wow! What a wonderful surprise. And they are healthy which is a huge plus since picky kids are hard to feed well. Thanks so much for the fantastic recipe! We’ll be eating them a lot more often from now on. I also really appreciate that you both give me so many ideas for good yummy dinners that are hopefully helping my kids develop a taste for so many different foods. I couldn’t do this without you!

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    Debbie says:

    I have made this about three times. My whole family loves it, even older children who I thought wouldn’t like it. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Donya says:

    Finally made these…they are delish! Thanks for this recipe :)

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