Asian Lettuce Wraps are a quick, easy, and delicious recipe using chicken, turkey or pork! These healthy and easy lettuce wraps are better than the restaurant version!
Say hello to your new lunch obsession! Or, at least my new lunch/dinner obsession anyway! These wraps are so flavorful, and a nice lighter meal which is always a plus. The flavor of the meat reminds me a lot of our Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles, so good! They're great for a quick and filling lunch because the meat can be made ahead, then you can just stuff it in lettuce at any time! I love ground pork for this recipe because I think it has great flavor but you can definitely use ground turkey or chicken too! If you're looking for some other fun and tasty lunches be sure to try these Barbecue Chicken Lettuce Wraps and these delicious Greek Lettuce Wraps!
What Kind of Lettuce is used For Lettuce Wraps?
I always prefer to use Boston or butter lettuce when I make wraps. This lettuce has very large, thick leaves that are simply easy for rolling, and will hold up well to your meat filling. If you prefer more of a crunch to your lettuce wraps, I would consider using iceberg lettuce or romaine.
How to Make Lettuce Wraps:
I always start by prepping my lettuce first. Slice the base of the lettuce off with a large knife and discard. Then, discard any brown outer leaves. Wash your lettuce by rinsing under cold water, and then dry thoroughly.
Next, you will heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add your sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir for one minute. Then, add in your ground pork and cook, breaking up the meat as you go until no longer pink.
While the meat is cooking, take a small bowl and whisk up your sauce. The sauce is super simple and consists of low-sodium soy sauce, sriracha, ground ginger, and a bit of honey. Don't worry, the honey won't make the meat taste sweet, it just adds to the flavor.
Add your sauce to the skillet and simmer with the pork for just 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly until the meat is completely covered. Once your meat is cooked, serve in the prepared lettuce. Spoon your desired amount of filling into each piece of lettuce and fold up like a taco.
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Pound Lean Ground Chicken, Turkey or Pork
- 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Sriracha
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Head Butter Lettuce
- Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and the ground pork and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat for 5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.
- Drain any excess fat from the pan if necessary.
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, sriracha, honey, and ground ginger.
- Pour the soy sauce mixture over the meat in the pan and cook, stirring constantly for 2 more minutes.
- Serve immediately in lettuce wraps.
I have been having bad luck with online recipes lately but THIS one is DELICIOUS!!!!
Easy to make, lots of flavor, just enough heat. I did add some water chestnuts to give it some crunch.
Love the addition of water chestnuts! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂
How much is 1 serving??
Loved it!I did increase the garlic and added hoisin and water chestnuts.
Kenneth Mcintosh says
Absolutely you are one of my favorite recipe resources.
These lettuce wraps are a winner. All of your shared recipes are way above average with some being memorable classic keekers.
Thank you for sharing.
Agree. This is the only recipe blog I follow. Ingredients I likely have on hand and flavors my family enjoys.
My son loves these! They're so delicious and super easy to make! We add a little more garlic and hot sauce to taste, depending on the night, but we substitute nothing. This recipe is perfection & we've been making them at least once a week for almost 2 months now.
Thank you for sharing!
So good and so simple! It doesn’t look like much but the flavor is PERFECT.
Loved the cinnamon buns! We chowed down on the chicken pot pie casserole . Trying the potato soup next! Cari
Rather than using soy sauce I used liquid aminos to keep it gluten free. It made the meat mixture very salty. Therefore I added an additional Tbs of honey and a Tbs of gluten free hoisin sauce. I also threw in some water chestnuts for extra texture. It has a great taste but if I make again I will remember not to put as much liquid aminos.
Whole family gobbled these up. I did also add a teaspoon of hoisin to it. Definitely on the repeat list!
Spencer Millstine says
YUM!! I rarely write reviews, but this one is a gem and deserves the praise. I have made it twice - once as written and once with fresh ginger (1 tsp) instead. Both were delicious. It was a hit with my husband and my two young daughters. Quick easy and a fan favorite.
Wow! So freakin good! I added mushrooms sautéed ahead Separate from the pork. I also added diced water chestnuts and green onion. I did not have hoisin but added a splash of rice wine vinegar and a splash of miran to the sauce. So authentic! I’m sending the recipe to my friends right now! ?
Made these last night and they were a big hit with adults and kids alike. I think next time i’ll add something a little crunchy to them like water chestnuts.
Rachel Krumpelman says
Getting ready to make this now. Decided to add cashews on top. I'll see how it goes but I see no reason why it would not be delicious!
Kris Wittman says
I love your blog! This recipe was great! Wondered what kind of sauce did you drizzle on top of meat!
Thanks so much!
A new, big fan-Kris
Hi Kris! Thank you so much for the compliment, new readers make my day 🙂 I just drizzled a little extra Sriracha over the meat because I like the extra kick of heat.
Kris Wittman says
I recently discovered your blog! WOW! Made a few of your recipes in the past week, I know, Amazing! Just made these Asian wraps, they were super delicious. I was wondering what kind of topping/sauce you have on them on your photo. I saw the scallions and sesame seeds but had no idea what the sauce was.
This is one snack you can enjoy guiltfree! Lovely photography!
These look so yummy and healthy! Love the flavors with the spicy sweetness of sriracha and honey!
Erica Schwarz says
YUMMO, my family would flip for these. My 8yo son loves salad (weird, I know), so I think he would totally go for these.
This is my kind of meal! And we are always using lettuce instead of tortillas around her b/c we have two GF eaters in the house.
These lettuce wraps look simply delicious and hyper tasty! So easy too! Can't wait to make these!