Meal Prep Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps! A Gluten Free appetizer or meal filled with spicy flavor! Minimal ingredients and quick to make. Perfect for an easy meal prep! Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Many of you have been asking for a lettuce wrap recipe and I could not agree more! This blog has been in much need of some Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps. It’s one of those recipes that I keep thinking about making, then when it comes to actually making and shooting it, it’s a whole other story. Truthfully, I kept making them and they would disappear before I could get the camera out.
The guy loves them! And, let’s just say he’s a very picky eater. Not always unhealthy, but not a super healthy eater either. He’s a hard one to please, but these healthy chicken lettuce wraps were a hit!
We sometimes grab PF Chang’s or Pei Wei takeout on Friday nights, and we always get lettuce wraps. In fact, it’s usually my entree. The only problem is I know there’s gluten snuck in them from the sauces they use, so I wanted to have my own go-to gluten free recipe for when we wanted at-home takeout. This one does the job and it’s easy to make too!
I like to add bulk (aka fiber and veggies) to our meals which is why I added carrots to this recipe. I don’t think the PF Chang’s version has carrots, but I the Pei Wei one does. Either way, you can’t taste the carrots in the recipe. They get super soft when cooked with the sauces. It also makes them much more filling. Exactly why I love adding bulk!
If you’re making these healthy chicken lettuce wraps gluten free, be sure to buy gluten free for the sauces. As I mentioned, most sauces have wheat in them. The recipe also has options to make this recipe Paleo friendly. Portion your meal into 4 meal prep containers for an easy lunch or take-out dinner at home!
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Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Meal Prep Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps! A Paleo friendly appetizer or meal filled with spicy flavor! Minimal ingredients and quick to make. Perfect for an easy meal prep! Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie
- 1.25 lbs ground chicken breast
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup carrots grated
- 8 ounces water chestnuts roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic minced
- 1.5 tbsp chili paste
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar for Paleo use apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or Gluten Free soy if not Paleo
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- 2 tbsp Gluten Free hoisin sauce omit for Paleo
- 4 cups butter lettuce or iceberg
- 1/4 cup green onions sliced
Add the extra virgin olive oil to a large sauté pan and bring to medium heat.
To the pan, add the minced garlic, carrots and ground chicken. Cook 7-8 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Using a wooden spoon, break up the chicken while it cooks.
Add the chili paste, coconut aminos, Sriracha, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar and water chestnuts to the pan. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil, then reduce immediately. Simmer another 5 minutes in the pan then divide into 4 meal prep containers. Sprinkle each with the green onions and pair with butter lettuce or iceberg.
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