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!

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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. ;)

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

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

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.

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

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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  1. Diana posted on June 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm (#
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    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. Kim Smith posted on June 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm (#
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    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. Rick posted on August 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm (#
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    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. Lorrie posted on October 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm (#
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    Where do you find lettuce cups?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on October 23, 2016 at 8:57 am (#
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      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. Haily posted on October 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm (#
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    I can’t find where in this recipe it says to add the vinegar? It’s driving me crazy!!!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on October 27, 2016 at 7:03 am (#
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      I updated the recipe, Haily! It’s when you mix the sauce together – thanks for pointing that out!

  6. Pam Grundmann posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:00 am (#
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    How many chicken breasts did you use for this recipe?  I purchase M&M Meats chicken, and they are fairly large breasts.  

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm (#
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      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 posted on May 6, 2017 at 7:51 am (#
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    Made this the other night. Easy and delicious. I added some red bell pepper and loved it!

  8. Ginger von Berg posted on May 8, 2017 at 11:42 am (#
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    This is the best website I’ve seen!!!! cant wait to try the Cashew chicken wraps
    Thank you’re awesome

  9. Eileen posted on May 30, 2017 at 7:54 am (#
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    Could I use honey in place of hoisin sauce? These look delicious, thank-you!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm (#
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      It will change the flavor a bit, but I think that would work! :)

  10. Beth posted on June 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm (#
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    Have you make these the day before? If so, is all still OK? Really interested to try and the recipe sounds so delicious.

    • Jamielyn posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm (#
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      I’ve had leftovers the next day and they were still good! :)

  11. Amanda Toran posted on June 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm (#
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    How many carbs are in this recipe

  12. Maureen Wenmoth posted on June 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm (#
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    Even with reduced sodium soy sauce, this is SO salty! Too bad…

    • Jamielyn posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm (#
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      I’m sorry these were too salty for you. You can always cut down the amount of soy sauce. :)

  13. Sarah posted on June 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm (#
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    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. 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm (#
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      Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

  14. Jen posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm (#
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    I made this and it was SO good!! Thank you so much!! I added some peppers and peas, and ate this over rice. 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I love adding veggies to these lettuce wraps. Peas and peppers would be perfect! :)

  15. Mary B. posted on July 7, 2017 at 9:42 pm (#
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    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm (#
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      Hi Mary! I’m not sure the complete nutritional information for this recipe, but there are several great websites that can help find this out. Here is one that I entered the recipe into: https://www.verywell.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4129594. Looks like it has 347 calories per serving and 678 mg of sodium per serving.

  16. Kathy Allen posted on July 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm (#
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    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm (#
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      I’m so glad you tried it and enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try mushrooms next time!