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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Whole30)

These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are the answer to your take-out cravings. The chicken is loaded with ginger, and the creamy, nutty sauce tops it all off. And so healthy, too! Low carb, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 497kcal

Ingredients

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 mango sliced
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds roasted, or sub cashews or almonds
  • cilantro and Thai basil to garnish
  • red chillis optional

Spicy Ginger Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken can sub ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup Thai shallots minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (can sub Tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 tablespoon chilli sauce (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or more, to taste)

Thai Almond Sauce

  • 1/4 cup almond butter or sunflower seed butter, no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat, from the can)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice (half a large lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken by heating sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and adding ginger and shallots. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until very soft and fragrant.
  • Add ground chicken, and brown. Add sea salt, coconut aminos, and chili sauce to taste.
  • To make the SunButter sauce, add all ingredients to a blender, and process. You can also do it with a bowl and a small whisk, but it takes a while and it gets smoother in a blender. Chill the SunButter sauce until ready to use.
  • To assemble the wraps, add cabbage, mango, and chicken, and then top with toasted seeds and herbs.
  • Drizzle with spicy Thai SunButter sauce or serve on the side.

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Notes

Meal Prep these: Thai lettuce wraps are a great meal prep option. Once you have your chicken and sauce made, you can prep additional ingredients, like cutting bell peppers, mangos, and cabbage, or toasting sunflower and sesame seeds to sprinkle on top.
When you're ready for a meal, pull out the ingredients and fill some crisp lettuce leaves!
If you've prepped these, the sauce will thicken when refrigerated. Allow the sauce to come back to room temperature and whisk it until it's light and creamy again.
Make these Nut Free: These are nut free is you use sunflower seed butter in the Thai lettuce wrap dipping sauce and top them with toasted sunflower seeds.
Lower the Carbs: Make these Whole30 Lettuce Wraps low carb or keto by omitting the mango.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 1381mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14325IU | Vitamin C: 34.8mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 4.8mg