This sweet, spicy and crunchy turkey lettuce wrap is addictive. Once you make them, you will crave them every week!
For years, one of my favorite things to order from my favorite Asian restaurant chain has been chicken lettuce wraps. I love the sweet and spicy sauce, the texture of the chicken, and the crunch you get when you bite into the lettuce. I never considered this an overindulgence because how many calories could chicken, chopped vegetables and lettuce be? But now I decided to create my own lettuce wraps and have them anytime I want at home.
While this is not a copycat recipe, I decided to bulk up the filling with mushrooms, peppers and water chestnuts. I love the crunchiness of the veggies and I don’t feel guilty if I eat half the recipe myself. Fortunately, my family would never let that happen anyway, as they want their fair share of the goods.
In this recipe, you could use ground chicken or turkey. I prefer turkey, as there are always a few packages in my freezer. I buy whatever lettuce looks good at the market. Bibb lettuce, iceberg lettuce or romaine all work.
This is a nice summer meal that’s light and can be made ahead of time. I usually make a big batch of turkey filling then just heat it up when needed. If I’m really feeling ambitious, I make several other Asian dishes to go with it.
This is perfect if guests are coming over. It’s fun to have my own Asian buffet without making any take out phone calls.