EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps …this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

This recipe is perfect for summer and one you need to put on your “must try” list. It’s one my whole family loves and a dish my husband and I always end up going back for seconds. The chicken is so tender and the sauce on top is truly divine. We love serving the cashew chicken in lettuce wraps, but you could also serve over a bed of rice.

EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps ...this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

The cashews hidden throughout this dish are definitely what take the chicken over the top. Cashews are one my favorite snacks, so any chance I can sneak them into dinner, it’s a win. They have so much flavor and are always satisfying. I love to use the salted roasted cashews for this recipe… it always adds the perfect flavor. I may have snuck a few cashews while making it too. ;)

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EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps ...this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

The sweet and tangy sauce is what truly takes this cashew chicken over the top. It has the perfect flavor!

EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps ...this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

The best thing about this recipe is it’s made in one pan and done in 20 minutes. Then all you need to do is serve it in a lettuce wrap. We like to add a few green onions on top too.

EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps ...this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

Cashew Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup unsalted cashews
  • Lettuce cups or butter lettuce
  • Green onions, for serving, optional

Directions:

Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add in a single layer of chicken. Add a salt and pepper to chicken. Allow to cook for 3 minutes, or until brown and then flip onto the other side. Let cook an additional 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn the the heat to low and then stir in the garlic and cook.

While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the chicken stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, and corn starch in a small bowl. Stir into the skillet and cook with chicken over low heat, until the sauce has thickened. Stir in cashews.

Serve in lettuce cups or over rice if preferred. Top with chopped green onions if desired.

For a little heat, add a few dashes of hot sauce or sriracha sauce to the sauce.

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EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps ...this delicious recipe tastes better than take out and is done in 20 minutes. A one pot dish the whole family will love!

Seriously, get in my belly! I can’t wait to make this again. I think it needs to happen this week.

The sweet and tangy sauce is what truly takes this cashew chicken over the top. It has the perfect flavor!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s one of our favorites :)

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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39 comments on “EASY Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

  1. This looks so good! I don’t always have lettuce on hand but I bet it would be wonderful on quinoa or in a pinch Rice. Thanks for an easy delish dish.

  2. Those photos are great and pull me into this recipe. Looks delicious and I know my family will love it. With lots of heat! And I like it in the lettuce wrap for lowcarb. Joining you for the first time at Link Party Palooza.

  3. I’m new to making wraps. So little hard keeping everything in the wrap. Sauce got too thick while cooking with chicken. Kept adding water for right consistency. Absolutely fabulous and easy to make !!!!!!

  4. Where do you find lettuce cups?

    • When you buy a head of lettuce, carefully remove each leaf and then wash and dry them. Depending on the size of the head of lettuce will depend on the size of your lettuce cups. :)

  5. I can’t find where in this recipe it says to add the vinegar? It’s driving me crazy!!!

  6. How many chicken breasts did you use for this recipe?  I purchase M&M Meats chicken, and they are fairly large breasts.  

    • I used two pounds of breasts – because it can be so hard depending on what size the store has or tenders are available. If you have really big ones, you’ll probably just need two!

  7. Tally Academy online Reply

    Made this the other night. Easy and delicious. I added some red bell pepper and loved it!

  8. Ginger von Berg Reply

    This is the best website I’ve seen!!!! cant wait to try the Cashew chicken wraps
    Thank you’re awesome

  9. Could I use honey in place of hoisin sauce? These look delicious, thank-you!

  10. Have you make these the day before? If so, is all still OK? Really interested to try and the recipe sounds so delicious.

  11. How many carbs are in this recipe

  12. Maureen Wenmoth Reply

    Even with reduced sodium soy sauce, this is SO salty! Too bad…

  13. I used coconut aminos In place of the soy sauce. Not salty at all. Deliscious recipe, will add some red bell peppers for more flavor next time. 

  14. I made this and it was SO good!! Thank you so much!! I added some peppers and peas, and ate this over rice. 

  15. Would it be possible to get the complete nutritional information? This looks really easy and a healthier version than some others. However, I am wondering how much sodium per serving and if too much how I could reduce it? Looking forward to hearing back from you.

  16. I made your cashew-chicken lettuce wraps tonight. Great. Didn’t change a thing except I added some mushrooms I needed to use up and I only had slivered almonds rather than cashews.

    Serving dish was clean at the end. Thanks.

  17. Made these Sunday and they were amazing! Super easy and delish! We cooked some rice noodles and put those in the wraps as well…mmmm

  18. This recipe was very tasty. Is there any nutritional info?

  19. I really enjoyed this meal, will definitely make it again. Served it over rice and it was a big hit with the family.

  20. This is excellent. Easy, quick and tasty. Perfect for mid week dinner.

  21. My husband LOVED this so much we had no leftovers and I was asked to make it again asap!!!! 

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