Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps – a light and refreshing low carb appetizer, lunch or light dinner with all the flavors of the takeout favorite. Best of all, comes together super quick so they’re perfect for busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cashew chicken, easy lunch, keto, lettuce wraps, low carb
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 341 kcal
Author Kelly


For the lettuce wraps:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 head butter or romaine lettuce leaves separated and rinsed
  • Roasted cashews optional
  • thinly sliced green onions for serving, optional
  • sesame seeds for serving, optional


  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos low sodium soy sauce gluten free tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon low carb sweetener xylitol optional, for sweetness
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons arrowroot starch to thicken - optional
  • Almond Butter Sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine or apple cider vinegar


  1. Season chicken with salt, black pepper and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and saute chicken until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Return pan to heat and add remaining olive oil. Add the bell peppers and broccoli and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until tender crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and stir into pan along with the cooked chicken.
  5. Divide among lettuce wraps and top with cashews, sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter, sesame oil and vinegar until smooth. Drizzle over lettuce wraps or serve on the side.

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.