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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

I don’t think it’s ever been a secret that I love Asian food.  I also don’t think it’s ever been a secret that Todd hates it.  How do you not love soy sauce?  It’s not normal.

I love salt, so anything with Soy Sauce is a-ok with me!  I sort of hacked a few recipes and some ideas together to make these.  I prefer boneless thighs – they’re more moist and less expensive than chicken breast.  Even my anti-Asian hubby liked them!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Author Carrie Hill


  • 4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs cut into 1/2" Chunks
  • 1/2 Pkg Rice Noodles
  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/4 C Cilantro Leaves just a few per cup are perfect - omit if you hate cilantro
  • Crunchy Noodles
  • 1/2 of a Red Pepper diced or small slivers
  • 2 Tbsp Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil or EVOO if you dont have grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek chili paste
  • 1 Tsp minced/mashed Ginger i use the jarred stuff so it's like a paste
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic 1-2 Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds


  1. In a large zip bag combine 1 Tbsp Oil, chili paste, garlic, ginger & soy sauce and dump in the chicken pieces. Mash around really well, massaging each nugget of chicken through the bag and let sit for 20 minutes
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp Grapeseed (or EVOO) oil in a wok or large skillet until popping hot, carefully dump in the chicken and stir fry over very high heat so it doesnt "boil" in the sauce.
  3. When chicken is about 1/2 way done - put 3 cups of water on to boil and when it comes to a boil, toss in the rice noodles. These only cook about 3-4 minutes so be ready to drain fast.
  4. When chicken is nearly done, toss in the red peppers and stir fry until crisp tender and chicken is done - sprinkle on Sesame Seeds and stir through and cook a bit more to toast the seeds a bit.
  5. Serve on a platter alongside the noodles.
  6. To build your cup of yum, take a lettuce leaf, line with noodles and top with chicken - sprinkle on a few leaves of cilantro and some crunchy noodles if you like them - add a small drop of good Soy Sauce and Yum!

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.