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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of flavor and ready in 30 minutes! They’re perfect for lunch or dinner and delicious leftovers.

Healthy 30-Minute Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps on a plate ready to eat

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ready for a delicious meal option that packs a flavorful punch and is ready within 30 minutes? If you like a mixture of sweet and spicy with a bit of a crunch, these are perfect to add to your meal plan. I love taking these to work for lunch the next day — if there are any leftovers!

The heat in this dish can be decreased or increased by adjusting the amount of crushed red pepper flakes used. Chicken easily absorbs the flavors and marinates while you’re prepping the remainder of the dish. People often prefer to use the boneless, skinless breasts; however, you can also use boneless, skinless thighs.

If you’re not a fan of lettuce wraps, you can eat this tasty chicken on top of rice or noodles.

Green onions sliced and on top of cashew chicken lettuce wraps

Sauce Ingredients:

Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
Sugar-Free Crunchy Peanut Butter
Honey
Rice Vinegar
Garlic Cloves
Sesame Oil
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Remaining Ingredients:

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Unsalted Butter
Green Onions
Garlic
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Bibb Lettuce
Cashews

Green Onions are a tasty crunch to this 30 minute meal!

Instructions:

Whisk together the tamari, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add the cubed chicken breast and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add white part of green onions and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to develop some color, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Pour the chicken and sauce into the skillet and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce starts to thicken, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat and divide the chicken mixture between the Bibb lettuce leaves. Top each wrap with the sliced green onions and chopped cashews and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Crunchy, Sweet, and Spicy -- the perfect trio for a meal that has it all!

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free crunchy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1-2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cubed 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large green onions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large head Bibb lettuce, separated, rinsed, and patted dry
  • ½ cup chopped cashews, lightly salted

Instructions

Whisk together the tamari, peanut butter, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add the cubed chicken breast and gently toss to combine. Set aside.



Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add white part of green onions and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to develop some color,
approximately 2-3 minutes.



Pour the chicken and sauce into the skillet and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce starts to thicken, approximately 8-10 minutes.



Remove from heat and divide the chicken mixture between the Bibb lettuce leaves. Top each wrap with the sliced green onions and chopped cashews and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 1695mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 51g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/9/2020

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