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Whole30 Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe |

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Ginger-Garlic Sauce

  • Author: Chelsea @
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen lettuce wraps 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: browned
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 4 green onions, beards trimmed and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste or sriracha
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 leaves of Boston or butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews
  • Garnishes: sliced green onions, matchstick carrots, matchstick cucumbers, matchstick radishes


  1. Combine all coconut aminos, rice vinegar, limes, minced garlic, green onions, minced ginger, and chili paste in a medium bowl, whisking to combine.
  2. Put the ground chicken in a shallow bowl or container and pour in half of the sauce. Mix the sauce into the ground meat - it should more or less soak up the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare any desired garnishes.
  4. Add the remaining sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes to reduce slightly, then remove from heat. It should thicken up some—just enough so that it’s not too watery. You can boil it a little longer to thicken it up more, but be watchful—it will reduce very quickly!
  5. Once the chicken has marinated, remove from the refrigerator. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes, until the meat is cooked through and liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  6. To assemble the lettuce wraps, lay out the Boston or butter lettuce leaves. Spoon some of the chicken into each leaf. Garnish with veggies. Spoon a bit of the sauce into each leaf. Eat ‘em taco-style!


To toast cashews, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread cashews out on a baking sheet and toast for about 8 minutes. Let cool before using.

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