Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Need a quick meal for a busy night? Make the homemade hoisin sauce ahead of time and these Chicken Lettuce Wraps will be on your table in a flash.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hoisin Sauce

When my nephews were younger, we made them Sunny Anderson’s Asian Lettuce Wraps for dinner one night. They were a hit with the kids, but I found the sauce to be way too sweet.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are Born

Wanting to create a different version of lettuce wraps, I decided to use shredded cooked chicken instead of ground beef and to try making my own low-carb hoisin sauce. I also went with cashews instead of peanuts and added some veggies. Two chicken lettuce wraps plus a couple of tablespoons of the hoisin sauce has less than 10g carbs if you’re counting.

Time-Saving Tips

  • Pick up a rotisserie chicken if you don’t have any leftovers.
  • Make the hoisin sauce ahead of time. Pull it out of the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter to warm up a bit while you prepare everything else.
  • If you don’t have broccoli slaw, use whatever bits of raw vegetables you have. Shredded cabbage or carrots and even thinly sliced bell peppers work well.
  • Save any extra hoisin sauce to use in another Asian recipe like Kung Pao Chicken with Cashews or Shirataki Noodles with Shrimp.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hoisin Sauce
 
Quick lettuce wraps featuring chicken, broccoli slaw, cashews, and homemade hoisin sauce
Author:
Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw or shredded cabbage
  • large lettuce leaves (preferably Bibb)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews
  • Homemade Hoisin Sauce (recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Spoon chicken and broccoli slaw into lettuce leaves.
  2. Sprinkle with scallions and cashews.
  3. Drizzle with hoisin sauce.
Notes
Time-saving tip: Use store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Nutritional information for the lettuce wraps does not contain the hoisin sauce, but you can see it with the Homemade Hoisin Sauce recipe below.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 339 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 2g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 51mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 28g Cholesterol: 64mg
Homemade Hoisin Sauce
 
Easy homemade hoisin sauce that is less sweet than prepared varieties
Author:
Recipe type: Sauces & Condiments
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (from a jar or tube is fine)
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger (from a jar or tube is fine)
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and sriracha in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add soy sauce mixture and whisk until smooth. Cook, whisking often, until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
Notes
Most bottled hoisin sauce has about 14g carb per 2 tablespoons. This homemade version has half that amount.

Gluten-free? Make sure to use gluten-free tamari.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tablespoons Calories: 78 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 7g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 732mg Fiber: 0g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg

Comments

  1. Karen says

    All the ingredients are on hand in my kitchen now! I know what I am taking to work for lunch next week. Thanks again, Susan

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