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Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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These Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a quick and easy dinner option that is perfect for those busy weeknights. These wraps are loaded with flavor, thanks to a combination of ground chicken, onions, garlic, soy sauce and hoisin sauce.

Topped off with fresh herbs and crunchy scallions, these Instant Pot lettuce wraps make the perfect satisfying meal any time of year

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Light and Healthy: Enjoy a nutritious meal that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
  • Quick and Versatile: Prepare in minutes with the Instant Pot, adaptable to many fillings.
  • Fun to Eat: A hands-on dish that’s perfect for sharing or family dinners.

Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps:

  • Ground Chicken: Lean and versatile, absorbing vibrant flavors effortlessly.
  • Olive Oil: Adds richness and subtle fruitiness.
  • Chopped Onion: Creates a savory foundation with aromatic layers.
  • Chopped Scallions: Offers freshness and a mild onion flavor.
  • Chopped Cilantro: Infuses a bright and citrusy herbaceousness.
  • Chopped Water Chestnuts: Adds delightful crunch and subtle sweetness.
  • Butter Lettuce or Romaine Leaves: Provides a refreshing and crisp vessel for the flavorful chicken mixture.

Lettuce Wraps Sauce

  • Hoisin Sauce: Infuses a sweet and savory depth, adding complexity to the sauce.
  • Low Salt Soy Sauce: Balances the flavors with a salty and umami-rich profile.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar: Offers a tangy note that brightens and enhances the overall taste.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: Introduces a hint of heat, providing a subtle kick to the sauce.
  • Chicken Broth: Creates a savory base, enhancing the sauce’s depth and consistency.
  • Minced Garlic: Infuses a rich and aromatic flavor, contributing to the sauce’s savory profile.
  • Minced Ginger: Adds a zesty and fresh undertone, complementing the other flavors.
  • Sesame Oil: Provides a nutty and aromatic essence, rounding off the sauce with a delightful finish.
Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

How To Make Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps

Step One: Turn On Saute Function

Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil.

Add ground chicken and onions. Sauté the ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.

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Step Two: Saute Chicken Mince and Onions

While the chicken and onions cook, mix all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add the sauce.

Stir until all is incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel. 

Step Three: Pressure Cook

Close the Instant Pot lid and close the valve shut. set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.

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Step Four: Release Pressure

When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.

Once the 10 minutes are done, manually release the remaining pressure.

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Step Five: Add Water Chestnuts

After releasing the pressure, select cancel, and then sauté mode.

Add chopped water chestnuts to the pot and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step Six: Add Green Onions

After 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.

Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf and add the romaine lettuce hoisin sauce.

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Variations

  • Lettuce: To make these tasty and healthy chicken lettuce wraps you can use more than one type of lettuce. This recipe uses romaine lettuce leaves but you can also use butter lettuce, bibb lettuce or iceberg lettuce leaves if these are more readily available.
  • Ground Meat: If you prefer not to use ground chicken, you can also use ground turkey or ground beef. Ground chicken is the best ground meat for the chicken filling however you can also use boneless skinless chicken breast cubed as another option.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Fridge: If you have leftover chicken lettuce wraps, it is best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep well for up to 3 – 4 days, depending on how fresh they are when you start storing them.
  • Reheat: To reheat a leftover chicken lettuce wrap, simply place the filling in the microwave for a few seconds until it is hot enough to eat. Then add back to the lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Optional Toppings

Any type of toppings that you want! While they are so good on their own, you can have tomatoes, onion, shredded cheese, and more. Literally whatever you want to add, you can!

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Instant Pot Chinese Pork: Tender, flavorful pork cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot, infused with traditional Chinese spices and sauces. This dish adds a rich and savory element to your meal, perfect for rounding out the flavors of the chicken wraps.
  • Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken: Tangy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious, this Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken is a crowd-pleaser. The succulent chicken pieces coated in a sticky-sweet sauce with a hint of tanginess make for a delightful contrast to the savory wraps.
  • Fire Cracker Chicken: Get ready to spice things up with Fire Cracker Chicken! This dish features tender chicken tossed in a fiery sauce packed with bold flavors and a kick of heat. It adds an exciting twist to your meal and will satisfy any craving for something with a bit of a kick.
  • Instant Pot Orange Chicken: Crispy chicken coated in a sweet and tangy orange sauce, all made effortlessly in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot Orange Chicken is a classic takeout favorite, and serving it alongside your chicken wraps will create a mouthwatering combination of flavors and textures.
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FAQ’S

What Are Instant Pot Wraps?

An Instant Pot wrap is a delicious and versatile dish that uses the power of an Instant Pot to create a tasty, crowd-pleasing meal. Based on PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps the delicious filling is made in minutes in the Instant Pot and it tastes pretty amazing.

What Do Chicken Lettuce Wraps Taste Like?

Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps are full of flavor and texture, thanks to a combination of sweet and savory ingredients. Topped with fresh herbs and chopped scallions for a little crunch, these Instant Pot lettuce wraps are packed with bold flavors that everyone will love.

Do I Have to Use Sesame Oil?

No, you do not have to use sesame oil if you do not have it on hand or prefer not to use it.
Other good substitutions for this ingredient include coconut oil, avocado oil, and grapeseed oil.
However, using sesame oil will add a rich flavor that complements the other flavors found in these Asian Chicken lettuce wraps.

Why Add Water Chestnuts to This Recipe?

Water chestnuts give these Instant Pot chicken lettuce wraps a delightful crunch and added texture, without being overly filling. They also add a nice sweetness that contrasts nicely with the other savory flavors in this dish.

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Ground Chicken Lettuce Wrap

Yield: 2-3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Instant Pot Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a healthy and keto-friendly meal. If you trying to lose some weight, then try this now.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 2 Scallions Chopped Chives Reserved
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Can 8 oz Chopped Water Chestnuts
  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce or Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Low Salt Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Minced Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Splash Rice Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Press sauté mode on the Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil.
  2. Add ground chicken and onions. Sauté the ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
  3. While the chicken and onions cook, mix all ingredients for the sauce. Once the chicken is cooked, add the sauce.
  4. Stir until all is incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel. 
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and close the valve shut. set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
  6. When the cooking has finished, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the 10 minutes are done, manually release the remaining pressure.
  8. After releasing the pressure, select cancel, and then sauté mode.
  9. Add chopped water chestnuts to the pot and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. After 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
  11. Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf and add the romaine lettuce hoisin sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 893Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 245mgSodium: 2261mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 8gSugar: 23gProtein: 61g

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