Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Three basil chicken lettuce wraps on a white plate.

4:35 Get home from work.

4:50 Finish browning chicken for Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

4:55 Wash lettuce.

Basil chicken lettuce wraps on a white plate.

5:00 Put in the fridge.

5:10 Running date with Bjork.

Woman on a man's back running in a field.

(He carries me for the extra calorie burn.)

5:50 Shower/ try to make my hair look freshly washed and dried.

6:00 Dinner is served!

Basil chicken lettuce wraps on a white plate.
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Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps


These basil chicken lettuce wraps are simple to prepare and super light. They make for a perfect easy weeknight dinner or appetizer.


  • ground chicken (1 lb)
  • diced jalapeno to taste
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. oil
  • 2 T. white sugar
  • 1 T. hoisin sauce
  • 1 T. garlic
  • 1 T. water
  • fresh basil
  • brown rice (about 2 cups)
  • lettuce leaves, washed


  1. Brown chicken with all ingredients up to basil. When finished, add torn basil until wilted.
  2. Add cooked brown rice to the chicken mixture and heat through.
  3. Roll up in the lettuce leaves and top with extra basil or other fresh herbs.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: basil chicken lettuce wraps, lettuce wraps, chicken lettuce wraps

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They may not be as photogenic as yesterday’s oddball asparagus quesadillas, but they were fresh, super-fast, and yummy!

And how do I pull apart lettuce leaves without breaking them? Honestly.

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