Main Dish | March 11, 2016

Thai Chicken Meatballs Lettuce Wraps

sweet and spicy thai lettuce wrap pin

GOODNESS. These lettuce wraps are SO GOOD. I am quite proud of myself for this recipe. I know that sounds pretty haughty- but just you see. You’ll eat one of those meatballs and you will die yourself. Have you ever tried Pei Wei’s Thai Lettuce wraps? They are quite amazing, I won’t deceive you into thinking that is what you will be getting here- but similar, maybe even better. The sauce is a little sweet, a little spicy, a little sour, a little savory and BURSTING with FRESH flavor!

lettuce wrap ingredients overhead shot

Since Kadee posted about her Buffalo Chicken Meatballs I have been on a chicken meatball kick. I now keep ground chicken continually stocked in my fridge. You can pair it with so many different seasonings. I’ll throw them together with a teriyaki sauce, or turn them into more of a chicken parmsean and serve with spaghetti. Tons of possibilities.

I start by mixing the meat balls up and start them cooking. While they are cooking through over med-low heat I make the sauce and chop the fresh ingredients.

meatballs in pan on patterned cloth

The cucumbers are a MUST. Their crunch and cool flavor against crunchy salty peanut and the heat from meatballs. It’s all too good to be true. Put these on your menu for this week and get cooking!

knife next to chopped vegetables for wraps

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lettuce wrap being picked up

5 from 1 vote
Thai Chicken Meatballs Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Crunchy. Flavorful. It's all too good to be true!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: meatball lettuce wrap, thai chicken meatballs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Desarae
Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 T chopped cilantro
  • 1 heaping cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 T hoisin sauce
Thai Sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce more if you like more heat
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 3 small garlic cloves mince
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • juice of one lime
  • butter lettuce or your favorite lettuce
  • salted peanuts
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime slices
  • red bell pepper
  • cucumber
  1. Combine meatball ingredients and gently mix together just until incorporated.
  2. Roll into bit size meatballs and cook on med heat, turning meatballs over until all sides are browned.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs, cover in pan and let sauce simmer. Turning meatballs occasionally. I like to let them simmer on low heat for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Julienne cut, or cut into long thin strips, the red bell pepper and cucumbers.
  5. Chop peanuts and cilantro.
  6. Serve meatballs in lettuce with cilantro, cucumbers, red bell peppers and fresh limes,
Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Meatballs Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 1630mg71%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

lettuce wrap being picked up, ingredients in the distance

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