Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a perfect addition to your chicken menus for your 17 Day Diet

The possibilities are endless with Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

You can make them spicy, savory, a bit salty or plain Jane! In this Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe, you’re going to find explosions of flavor and a little kick in the heat department with the added spice. 

The great thing about spicy food is that it helps you drink more water to cool down, so that’s a plus, especially if you’re trying to lose weight on the 17 Day Diet!

Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps have a bit of spice for added flavor

I’ve recently updated this recipe as it was pretty out of date. So if you’ve been here before, you might see a few changes not only in aesthetic, but the recipe itself.

I think the recipe is written a little better, plus the photos are a little more updated, too!

Ingredients for Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The ingredients for these healthy ground chicken lettuce wraps are pretty straight forward. You likely have most of these in your cabinet.

Here they are:

  • ground chicken (or minced chicken breast)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Chinese 5 spice
  • Asian Red Chili Sauce
  • Rice Wine Vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Your favorite lettuce leaves (Bibb, Boston, Iceburg, etc)
  • Green onion

Ingredients for Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps are simple and easy to get from the store if you don't have them

Lettuce Wrap Toppings

The main recipe calls for diced green onion as a garnish. However, I also give you ideas on additional lettuce wrap toppings if you want to increase flavor, fiber and texture.

Here are my suggestions for additional lettuce wrap toppings:

  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Cilantro
  • Bell Pepper
  • Hot Chili Pepper
  • Sriracha or Additional Chili Sauce

You can add additional toppings for lettuce wraps including shredded cabbage or carrots, bean sprouts or extra hot sauce

Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you want to have a bit more texture to your lettuce wraps, you can mince your chicken breast into small pieces rather than use ground chicken.

It will take more time obviously, but you’ll have slightly bigger pieces and it will be chewier rather than ground chicken lettuce wraps.

The choice is yours and you really can’t go from with mince vs ground.

Low Carb Asian Lettuce Wraps for the 17 Day Diet

If you happen to be on the 17 Day Diet, you’re in luck!

These ground chicken lettuce wraps are low carb so you can enjoy them on all cycles.

If you’re not sure which food items are approved for the 17 Day Diet, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List.

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

You won’t find every single ingredient known to mankind on the food list, but as long as it’s low carb and has no sugar added, you’re good to go!

Can I Eat These Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet?

Yes! You can enjoy these yummy chicken lettuce wraps on all phases of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet.

Make sure you use coconut aminos and keep your sugar content low, especially when you’re choosing the Asian Chili Sauce.

If you’re not entirely sure which foods are allowed on each phase, make sure you take a peek at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Are Lettuce Wraps Keto?

Yes! They certainly are depending on the ingredients you use and your personal macros.

These Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps are Keto approved and the only thing I’d recommend paying attention to the Asian Chili Sauce. Make sure there is no added sugar and you should be good to go!

Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a yummy family friendly dinner for the entire family

More Low Carb Lettuce Wraps Recipes

If lettuce wraps are your jam, try these other recipes out:

Other Asian Inspired Low Carb Recipes

If you love Asian-inspired food like me, then you might love these other recipes that are low carb:

If you make this Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe, please come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog so I can see your chicken lettuce wraps!

Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps are low carb and great for losing weight

Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps have a bit of spice for added flavor

Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps feature lovely Asian flavors that will satisfy your craving while eating healthy!


  • 1 pound ground chicken (or minced chicken breast)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 2-3 teaspoons Asian Red Chili Sauce (or your favorite Chili Sauce to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce, liquid aminos or Tamari sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • Your favorite lettuce leaves (Bibb, Boston, Iceburg, etc)
  • Green onion, diced (for garnish)

Additional Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Cilantro
  • Bell Pepper
  • Chili Pepper
  • Sriracha or Additional Chili Sauce


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
  2. Add ground or minced chicken to the skillet breaking it up in bits with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  3. Add minced ginger and garlic to the skillet and mix well. Cook chicken until no longer pink.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the Chinese 5 spice, chili sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  5. Add the sauce to the chicken and stir to combine.
  6. Reduce heat to low and allow chicken mixture to simmer for 5 minutes until chicken is completely cooked and any liquid is reduced.
  7. Fill lettuce leaves with a serving of meat mixture and garnish with diced green onion and any additional toppings, if desired.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases (use liquid aminos)

Keto Diet - make sure to use no-sugar added chili sauce

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8 thoughts on “Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

    • With a VERY sharp knife! If you don’t have a very sharp nice, consider cutting into small chunks and once you’re finished with the cooking at the very end, then mince it more. It’s definitely easier to mince meat when it’s cooked, and I think you can do it this way if you want.

  1. Hi! Love your blog. My question is, can we use powdered peanut butter in our smoothies, and if so, is there a recipe you would recommend? It seems low in fat and high in protein.

    • Hi Pam! Thank you! I’d stay away from powdered peanut butter during Cycle 1 and 2. If you’re going to use it, try during Cycle 3, but keep an eye on your weight loss during that time. It’s technically not on the approved list. Also be careful of what brands as a lot of them contain yucky ingredients!

  2. Hello Torey,
    I just wanted to say Thank You for the cycle 1 Sample Menu. It is my daily guide!!! I started on Friday 5/5/2017 and I feel great. I have lost 2 pounds and I feel light and full of energy. Again, Thank you!


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