Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps are low calorie and high protein! You can have 1/4 the recipe (about 8 chicken lettuce wraps) for just 267 calories and each serving is packed with 23.3g of protein!. I like to make these as a healthy dinner, but you could also serve them as an appetizer or snack for get togethers.

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce

Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep this healthy recipe easily. Simply assemble, wrap in parchment paper and add to a plastic bag or container.
Storage: Will hold for 2 days in the fridge (may get soggy, so 1 day is ideal), does not do well in the freezer.

Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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These Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps are just 267 calories for 1/4 of the recipe (about 8 chicken lettuce wraps) and each serving is packed with 23.3g of protein!
If you can't have or don't like cashews, you can swap them for peanuts, or for an 8-ounce can of chopped water chestnuts (drained).
Special Tip: If you have leftovers, and just tiny leaves left. Cut up the remaining lettuce, and toss leftover (cold or hot) filling and the leaves together for a quick leftover salad (it's amazing with a little sriracha!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Thai
Servings 4 servings
Calories 267 kcal


Low Calorie Chicken Lettuce Wraps:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wrap Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced or grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • ½ tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray witty olive oil.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet and cook 5 minutes, crumbling and mixing as it cooks.
  • Add in the onion and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken, and mix well to combine.
  • Cook until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is absorbed (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in the cashews and mix well.
  • Remove from the heat and top with green onions.
  • Serve in butter lettuce leaves.


Serving: 8lettuce wrapsCalories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 10.9gProtein: 23.3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 411mgPotassium: 855mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 4.1gCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
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