Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Put these on your dinner menu for tonight. This incredibly easy lettuce wrap will become a household favourite. Kids and adults love this dish and I like it because it can be made in less than 30 minutes.

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You can often find lettuce wraps served at restaurants but I’m certain they are not gluten free and often contain a funky noodle. Try these and you won’t miss ordering lettuce wraps ever again.

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps (in a hurry)

Serves 3 – 4


  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 small white onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 large handfuls of red cabbage
  • 2 carrots, julienned or shredded
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • 3 Tbsp. gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp. brown rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • large lettuce leafs


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet or wok over medium heat.
  2. Add in the diced chicken and begin to brown. When almost done add in the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 4 – 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the cabbage and carrots. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the tamari, vinegar, toasted sesame oil and cook for another minute. Add in the cashews. Remove from the heat and add in the green onion and a handful of chopped cilantro. Toss to combine.
  5. Place a lettuce leaf on a plate and add the chicken mixture to the center. Wrap and serve.