Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These easy cashew chicken lettuce wraps will quickly become your families go-to recipe when you need a meal in a pinch. Packed with protein and fibre this one-pot meal also has a hidden serving of vegetables.


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Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes
10 wraps


1 (19 oz) can white pea beans (navy beans), drained and rinsed (540 mL)

1 tbsp sesame oil (15 mL)

1 lb ground chicken (0.5 kg)

1 package shiitake mushroom caps, stems removed, chopped( 100 g)

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (125 mL)

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (50 mL)

3 tbsp hoisin sauce (45 mL)

1 tbsp cornstarch (15 mL)

1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger (2.5 mL)

3 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup unsalted cashews, roughly chopped (175 mL)

2 heads butter lettuce, leaves separated (10 large leaves)

5 green onions, chopped

Optional garnish: Sesame seeds and hot sauce


  1. Pour beans into a colander or strainer, rinse with cold water; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken; cook 5 minutes, breaking up large pieces with a spatula, until browned. Add chopped shiitake mushroom caps and white pea beans, cook 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic. Stir into skillet with bean and meat blend; cook over low heat until sauce has thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in cashews; remove from heat.
  4. Serve in lettuce “cups,” topped with green onions, sesame seeds, and hot sauce to taste, if desired.


  • Substitute romaine hearts for butter lettuce.
  • For a heartier wrap add a spoonful of cooked rice before filling with chicken & bean mixture


Serving Size: 2 wraps, Calories: 421, Sugar: 5.5 g, Sodium: 1040 mg, Fat: 25.1 g, Saturated Fat: 5.7 g, Trans Fat: 0.1 g, Carbohydrates: 34.7 g, Fiber: 7.0 g, Protein: 28.4 g, Cholesterol: 78 mg

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