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chicken lettuce wraps with cauliflower and carrots

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Cauliflower and Carrot

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 lettuce cups 1x
  • Category: easy meals


Enjoy this quick and easy, veggie packed chicken lettuce wrap recipe that is way better than the ones on restaurant appetizer menus! 


  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 head of lettuce or baby butter lettuce leaves 
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower 
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup no soy soy sauce or any other low sodium or soy-free alternative
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce 
  • 1 tsp. chili paste (more if you want it spicer)
  • splash of rice wine vinegar 
  • optional toppings: cashews, micro greens, sriracha, chopped green onion and black and white sesame seeds 

For the peanut sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. no soy soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar (may need more if mixture is to thick) or a splash of lime to balance the flavors


1. In a medium skillet, brown chicken, breaking it up until you have a ground chicken texture. Add chili paste, no soy soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Mix together and coat the chicken in the sauces. 

2.  Finely chop cauliflower or rice in a food processor. Add to chicken mixture and mix until combined and you can’t really tell what is the chicken and what is the cauliflower. Add a splash of rice wine vinegar and mix together.

3. Still in the shredded carrots and cook for 2  more minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup to each piece of lettuce depending on how big it is.

4. To make the peanut sauce, heat the peanut butter in a small dish in the microwave for 12 seconds. Remove from microwave and add the no soy sauce and rice vinegar. Mix until you get a sauce consistency and add more rice wine vinegar. water or the squeeze of a lime to thin it out and balance the flavors.

5. Top lettuce cups with sesame seeds, greens onion, cashews, micro greens, sriracha, and or peanut sauce and enjoy!