Asian Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 lb ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 1 head of bibb lettuce (feel free to use other kinds as well)
  • 1 bunch of scallions (3 or 4), chopped
  • 1 thai or jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp grated lime zest (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • cooked quinoa or brown rice (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Combine fish sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Wash and dry your lettuce leaves and set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil on skillet over medium heat and add ground turkey or chicken, lime zest, and chile.  Cook for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.  Continually mash the meat with a wooden spoon as it is cooking to break it apart.
  4. Stir the sauce again to combine and add to meat.  Cook, while stirring, until the sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from heat and add chopped scallions.
  6. Serve inside lettuce leaves with cooked quinoa or brown rice, or alone.
  7. Enjoy!

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