This recipe for easy Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps is perfect for lunch or dinner, or even as a tasty appetizer. It’s light, refreshing, and ready in just 30 minutes.

chicken lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps have been a popular menu item around here for awhile. And thankfully a few friends have made their own version that I’ve had the pleasure to test out. So when I started thinking of ways to cut back on calories, but not flavor, lettuce wraps were one of the first things that came to mind, specifically these Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps.

This lettuce wraps recipe creates the perfect combination of savory, spicy and crunchy that I just love. Plus they’re easy. And I always like easy. Don’t you?

This is a simple recipe for Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps. Top them off with your favorite hot sauce, basil or more cashews and you’ll have a winner for sure. And while most restaurants offer them as appetizers, I think they’re perfect for the main course. Definitely.

How to make these Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps

  1. To make the stir fry sauce, mix all the ingredients (soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ground red pepper, ground ginger, and sesame oil) together and make sure to dissolve the brown sugar. 
  2. To make the cashew chicken, heat the canola oil in a pan, add the diced chicken and cook for 405 minutes. 
  3. Remove the chicken from the oil, add the pinion garlic and soy sauce to the pan and let those brown. Add the chicken back in followed by the stir fry sauce and cashews. 
  4. Divide the mixture into individual lettuce wraps and enjoy! 

chicken lettuce wraps

You’ll also love to try:

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Chicken Piccata Recipe 
Chicken Marsala Recipe
Coconut Chicken Soup


cashew chicken lettuce wraps

Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is a simple recipe for Chicken Cashew Lettuce Wraps. Top it off with your favorite hot sauce, basil or more cashews and you'll have a winner for sure.


For stir fry sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

For Cashew Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts (about 3/4 lb. total), diced
  • 8 leaves of greenleaf or iceburg lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For stir fry sauce:

  1. Mix all stir fry sauce ingredients making sure to dissolve brown sugar. Set aside.

For Cashew Chicken:

  1. Heat canola oil in pan over medium to medium high heat. Add diced chicken and brown (about 4-5 minutes). Remove chicken from oil.
  2. Add onions, garlic and 1 teaspoon soy sauce to pan; brown. When onions and garlic are brown and tender, add stir fry sauce, browned chicken, and cashews. Saute mixture for a few minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Spoon chicken mixture into individual lettuce leaves. Add your favorite hot sauce, more cashews or basil.

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lettuce wraps recipe