Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps is a great summer meal that can be made ahead of time. All delicious, little stress!

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This sweet, spicy and crunchy turkey lettuce wrap is addictive. Once you make them, you will crave them every week!

For years, one of my favorite things to order from my favorite Asian restaurant chain has been chicken lettuce wraps. I love the sweet and spicy sauce, the texture of the chicken, and the crunch you get when you bite into the lettuce. I never considered this an overindulgence because how many calories could chicken, chopped vegetables and lettuce be? But now I decided to create my own lettuce wraps and have them anytime I want at home.

While this is not a copycat recipe, I decided to bulk up the filling with mushrooms, peppers and water chestnuts. I love the crunchiness of the veggies and I don’t feel guilty if I eat half the recipe myself. Fortunately, my family would never let that happen anyway, as they want their fair share of the goods.

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In this recipe, you could use ground chicken or turkey. I prefer turkey, as there are always a few packages in my freezer. I buy whatever lettuce looks good at the market. Bibb lettuce, iceberg lettuce or romaine all work.

This is a nice summer meal that’s light and can be made ahead of time. I usually make a big batch of turkey filling then just heat it up when needed. If I’m really feeling ambitious, I make several other Asian dishes to go with it.

This is perfect if guests are coming over. It’s fun to have my own Asian buffet without making any take out phone calls.

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red Pepper
  • 1 8 ounce can Water Chestnuts, Rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Crushed Garlic
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Soy Ginger Dressing, Plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Asian Chili Sauce, Plus extra for serving
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 18 small Lettuce Leaves


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium. Add ground turkey and cook for 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Add peppers, water chestnuts, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté for 5 minutes or until vegetables start to wilt.
  3. Add ginger dressing, ground ginger, chili sauce and Chinese five spice powder. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cilantro and mix in. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Spoon the turkey mixture into the lettuce leaves. Serve with extra ginger dressing and Asian chili sauce. 


Cooking Method:
Healthy Eating
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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 93
Calories 227

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 189mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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