Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more as needed

1 1/2 pounds ground white meat chicken

1 teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger

1 medium yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/8 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon sriracha

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon agave nectar

3 cups thin fried rice noodles

Romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves, for wrapping


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large covered saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, breaking it up, 4 to 5 minutes (do not brown). Add the ginger, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; cook to soften, about 1 minute. Add the cilantro, cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, sesame oil, tomato paste, chicken broth, sriracha, and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning, re-adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add the agave and rice noodles, toss and serve in lettuce leaves.

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