Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Okay, so this is one of those meals I’ve made so many times and for some reason, I haven’t ever shared the recipe!? So here it is. This super easy 30-minute weeknight meal of delicious Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Wraps! Enjoy!

If you like these Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Wraps, try my Greek Lamb Lettuce Cups with a Mint Yogurt Sauce, Seared Tuna Lettuce Cups with Wasabi Aioli or 5-Ingredient Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Lettuce Cups!

Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Cups
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  2. 1 tsp. toasted sesame seed oil
  3. 2 lbs. ground chicken thighs (regular ground chicken or turkey is okay if you can't find thighs)
  4. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  5. 1 large shallot, diced
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 5 green onions, ends removed and sliced thin (green and white parts)
  8. 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  9. 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  10. 1 tsp. arrowroot flour
  11. 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)
  12. 1 tsp. freshly peeled and grated ginger
  13. 7 baby bella mushrooms, stems removed and diced
  14. 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  15. 1 head butter lettuce for serving.
  1. Heat 2 tbsp. avocado oil and 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and red bell pepper and saute for about 3 minutes.
  2. Toss in the garlic and the ground chicken and using the back of a spoon, break up the meat. Season with salt and pepper and cook until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, crushed red pepper, grated ginger, and arrowroot.
  4. Pour sauce into the meat mixture with the diced water chestnuts, mushrooms, and green onions. continue to cook for 3-5 more minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked through and tender.
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  • Stephanie
    June 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

    I absolutely love following your IG account and just checked out your blog! Your recipe layout and print function is incredible! I have a question though, what can I substitute for coconut aminos? Very very unfortunately I am allergic to coconut… : ( Thanks!

    • Alex
      June 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie!! If you aren’t doing a Whole30, try using Organic Tamari (a gluten free soy sauce) and if not, I’d just combine in a bowl 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1 tsp. redboat fish sauce, 1 tsp. lime juice, and that will give you a little extra flavor without the aminos. I’m sure there are other ideas out there but this is what I came up with off the top of my head! 🙂

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