Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Healthy chicken lettuce wraps

Making healthy fresh freezer meals has been my focus for years and I love to create (and eat!) easy healthy recipes anyone can make. These healthy chicken lettuce wraps are amazing as a party app, light lunch or fresh dinner! 

Having a freezer meal prepped and ready to go will save you from the stress of thinking about dinner. As a mom of three I love making dinner any night in 60 seconds by throwing a freezer meal in the crock pot and letting it cook for me. 

You wont miss out on any flavor with these healthy chicken lettuce wraps!

This healthy chicken lettuce wraps recipe is soy free, gluten free, dairy free and preservative free. I have also provided lots of substitute items so you can easily make this recipe with the food you have in the house. 

You will love these, my kids and husband ate this up quickly so a huge win in our household. TIP: if you like to add a little kick garnish your lettuce wraps with a little sriracha!

Why you will love these healthy chicken lettuce wraps

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Healthy (Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free)
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What makes these chicken lettuce wraps healthy?

Ground chicken is very low in fat and a great meat when you are watching your meat intake. With the asian inspired sauce that is low in sodium and has no added sugar this dish is very healthy and will satisfy any craving for asian food without the sugar and salt. 
 

Ingredients you will need for this healthy chicken lettuce wraps recipe.

  • ground chicken
  • mushrooms
  • carrots
  • water chestnuts (optional)
  • garlic cloves
  • coconut aminos
  • rice vinegar
  • fresh ginger (or ground ginger)
  • almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • raw honey
  • black pepper
  • salt

What are coconut aminos? What can I use instead if I do not have them?

 
Coconut aminos is a sauce made from coconut palm and sea salt (Its soy, wheat and gluten free) making it a healthy alternative to soy sauce for those with allergies or food sensitivities. 
If desired you can use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos.  
 

How to make the asian sauce?

SUPER EASY! In the past sauces have intimidated me. But this one is as simple as throwing all the sauce ingredients together in a food processor or high speed blender and blending until smooth. 
 

How to make these healthy chicken lettuce wraps?

Just throw everything into a slow cooker or crock pot and let it cook for you. No mess, no fuss and a delicious home-cooked dinner!
 
 
 
 

 

What can I use instead of ground chicken?

You can use ground beef, pork or turkey instead if you do not have ground chicken. 
 

What to serve with lettuce wraps?

Serve with a fruit salad or some street corn! You could also grill up some veg or make some hot wings for a party!
 

How to store chicken lettuce wraps?

After cooking store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
 

Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?

You can use a slow cooker or crock pot for this recipe. It is designed to be fast and easy so you do not have to take the time to cook all night.
 

Can I use an instant pot instead?

Of course! If you are tight on time or a last minute cook then throw everything in the instant post and adjust cook time. For slow cooker to instant pot conversion times click here to get a simple instant pot cheat sheet. You will never have to guess or research an instant pot cook time again!
 

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

How do you make Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps? 👇 

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy chicken lettuce wraps better then p.f changs chicken lettuce wraps. The chicken filling has amazing asian inspired flavors and goes great as an appetizer or main dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 6
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground chicken
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 2 cups mushrooms diced
  • 8 oz water chestnuts (Optional) chopped

Sauce (Blend Together):

  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos if desired sub soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp almond butter if desired sub peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Add sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add chicken and veggies into slow cooker and pour sauce over.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  • It's ready to serve, enjoy!

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with recipe name, cooking from frozen directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add all ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in freezer for up to three months.

Cooking from Frozen Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in some warm water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours. (May need an extra 30 minutes if completely frozen when placed in slow cooker).
  • It's ready to serve, enjoy!

Notes

  • Water chestnuts provide a great crunch but if you want try skipping them and adding fresh cashews as a garnish. 
  • You can use turkey or ground beef instead of chicken if desired. 
  • Serve with some sweet and sour sauce on the side.
  • Great app or main dish! 

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How freezer meals will change your life.

Makes homecooking Easy

Only spend one hour in the kitchen for a whole week of dinners. Day of, throw your freezer meal in the slow cooker or instant pot and enjoy dinner!

feel confident

Knowing you have a fool proof systen for something that is easy and works gives you confidence in the kitchen. So wether you're a seasoned chef or occational home cook the method of freezer cooking will work for you!

Eat Healthier

Because you're prepping the freezer meals with fresh foods you're eating healthier. Anytime you cook at home instead of eating out you get the benefits of healthier food.

Enjoy less stress

Have you ever felt the pressure of forgetting about dinner, or having to cook at the end of a long day?! No more, just grab something out of the freezer and you're good to go.

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Frequently asked questions

No problem! Just throw the freezer meal in your slow cooker and you’re all set. If it doesn’t fit thaw it for a few minutes in warm water. (You may need to add an extra 30 minutes cook time if completely frozen when cooking).

Not this asian sauce! Traditional asian sauces can be high in sodium and sugar. Which is why this homemade asian style sauce is perfect! Low in sodium and no artificial sugar. 

A premade asian style sauce is going to be very high in sugar, additives and sodium. Homemade asian sauces are healthy and super easy to make!

Absolutely. You may have to play around with cook times. If you’re interested in an instant pot cheat sheet for cook times click here!

Coconut aminos are healthier because they are derived from coconut palm and sea salt (its soy, wheat and gluten free) making it a healthy alternative to soy sauce for those with allergies or food sensitivities. 

Absolutely! This recipe was created with the intent of being a healthy clean eating dish so you can feel good about what you’re feeding your family. 

There are three types of lettuce that go really well with chicken lettuce wraps. 

  1. Butterhead Lettuce
  2. Green Leaf Lettuce
  3. Romaine Lettuce

Just cut off the bottom of your lettuce head and begin to peel back the leaves layer by layer using the larger leaves for your wraps. 

Yes! They are asian inspired chicken lettuce wraps and have a similar vibe. 

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