Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 wraps 1x
  • Category: Lunch


These easy cashew chicken lettuce wraps will quickly become your families go-to recipe when you need a meal in a pinch. Packed with protein and fibre this one-pot meal also has a hidden serving of vegetables.


  • 1 (19 oz) can white pea beans (navy beans), drained and rinsed (540 mL)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (15 mL)
  • 1 lb ground chicken (0.5 kg)
  • 1 package shiitake mushroom caps, stems removed, chopped( 100 g)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (125 mL)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (50 mL)
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce (45 mL)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (15 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger (2.5 mL)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted cashews, roughly chopped (175 mL)
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, leaves separated (10 large leaves)
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • Optional garnish: Sesame seeds and hot sauce


Pour beans into a colander or strainer, rinse with cold water; set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken; cook 5 minutes, breaking up large pieces with a spatula, until browned. Add chopped shiitake mushroom caps and white pea beans, cook 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic. Stir into skillet with bean and meat blend; cook over low heat until sauce has thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in cashews; remove from heat.

Serve in lettuce “cups,” topped with green onions, sesame seeds, and hot sauce to taste, if desired.


  • Substitute romaine hearts for butter lettuce.
  • For a heartier wrap add a spoonful of cooked rice before filling with chicken & bean mixture.


  • Serving Size: 2 wraps
  • Calories: 421
  • Sugar: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 1040 mg
  • Fat: 25.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.7 g
  • Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 78 mg