Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

05.25.2016

I definitely have a thing for lettuce wraps lately. I shared these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and this Almond Poppy Seed Chicken Salad (which I served lettuce wrap style) and I can’t help but keep a good thing going with these delicious Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps! I absolutely love them, they are so flavorful and perfect for serving any night of the week since they are easy to prepare.

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The shortcut here is a perfectly flavorful, preservative-free, store-bought teriyaki sauce. I used to believe solely in homemade teriyaki sauce, then I tried Soy Vay® Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce and my mind was changed. So of course, that is the teriyaki sauce of choice which I used here. I love that not only does it taste great but it’s made with real ingredients, so there’s no reason I wouldn’t want to use it! I know it will frequently by finding a spot for quick weeknight dinners this summer for grilled teriyaki chicken and I’m thinking some kind of noodle teriyaki stir fry is sounding amazing. Another thing I like about this label of teriyaki sauce is that it comes in different variations as well like Low-Sodium and Hawaiian Teriyaki. I love when I find a great product like this that makes those busy weeknights a little easier, without cutting out any flavor of course! You can find it in the asian aisle at Walmart stores.

If you aren’t into the lower carb stuff and aren’t a big fan of lettuce wraps, you can definitely just serve it over white or brown rice. It’s delicious both ways! And it’s packed with so much crunchy goodness – one of my favorite parts of a good lettuce wrap (here these include water chestnuts, tender-crisp bell peppers and carrots, crunchy cashews and crisp lettuce – bring on the crunch!).

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Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Super flavorful, easy to make lettuce wraps with that crave-able teriyaki flavor. Perfect recipe for a busy day. The whole family will love these!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: lettuce wraps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 408 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium)
  • Romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped unsalted cashews

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute 3 1/2 - 4 minutes, or until cooked through, tossing occasionally. 
  2. Transfer chicken to a plate, add remaining oil and repeat with remaining chicken. While chicken is cooking, whisk together teriyaki sauce, water, cornstarch and honey, set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and 3/4 cup green onions and saute 20 seconds. 
  4. Add bell pepper and water chestnuts and saute 2 minutes. Whisk sauce mixture once more and pour into skillet. 
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add chicken, leaving excess juices on plate, and carrots, toss and let warm through. 
  6. Serve over lettuce leaves with remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 1316mg 55%
Potassium 1001mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 121.8%
Vitamin C 46.9%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Soy Vay. The opinions and text are all mine.

7 comments

  • Delma: I love this recipe! I added about a 1/4 cup of broccoli crowns to the recipe and served over Japanese buckwheat noodles – absolutely delicious!! P.S. The Soy Vay sauce and marinade makes all the difference. September 4, 2016 at 4:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you loved it Delma! September 7, 2016 at 10:23am Reply

  • Erin Perry: Do you think there would be any way to convert this to a slow cooker recipe? August 9, 2016 at 8:51pm Reply

  • Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness: I LOVE lettuce wraps! Yours are so gorgeous! May 26, 2016 at 12:43pm Reply

  • terry: would like to have pictures with the recipes or at least be able to copy and paste them. May 26, 2016 at 6:09am Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Lettuce wraps are one of my absolute favorite meals. These are gorgeous! May 26, 2016 at 12:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! May 26, 2016 at 4:47pm Reply

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