Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps are such a great appetizer, snack or the perfect healthier dinner. Full of flavor and light, ready in 30 minutes.
Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps are my new obsession! These little guys are so full of flavor, sweet from the natural honey, with a gorgeous lemon aroma from the fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest. Served over white or brown rice on top of butter lettuce leaves taco-style, these can be passed as a delicious appetizer or light and protein packed snack.
The Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps have a very refreshing taste, they will easily brighten a dinner table and also can be made in advance and assembled in minutes right before serving. Make a large plate and serve them for dinner, as it will take you only 30 minutes to make these!
Why You’ll Love These Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps:
- Bursting with flavor and coated in the most delicious, sweet honey lemon sauce
- Incredibly easy to make in no more than 30 minutes, can also be made in advance and assembled right before serving
- Packed with protein and fiber if you opt for brown rice
- Can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer or light dinner
- Gluten Free and refreshing, definitely a crowd pleaser
- Can be served warm or cold
Tips & Tricks on how to make the perfect Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe:
- I always say this, but a good meat centered meal starts with quality meat, so use organic chicken breasts
- Cornstarch is a key ingredient in here, do not try to replace it with flour, the results will not be the same
- Using fresh ginger and garlic will add amazing flavor and taste to the sauce
- Fresh lemon zest will add a punch of favor so definitely add some
- You can use white or brown rice
- Using fresh, crips butter lettuce leaves will add a nice crunch
Love easy Chicken Recipes? Check these out:
- Instant Pot Orange Chicken – OMG the flavors are amazing!
- Healthy Honey Lemon Chicken – healthier and ready in just 30 minutes
- Instant Pot Mongolian Chicken – easy breezy, made is minutes in the Instant Pot
- Chicken Pesto Kebabs – on the grill or in the oven!
- Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Chicken – the epitome of comfort food!
- Crispy Ginger Sesame Chicken – a very easy and flavorful meal
Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe:
- Soy Sauce – I like using lite say sauce in my recipes, as it has less sodium and its easier from me to control the saltiness of the dish, I always buy a large bottle like this one and keep it in my pantry
- Sesame Seeds – these little guys are perfect in asian recipes, also sprinkled on salads and fish, a jar will last you a long time
- Cornstarch – I prefer using cornstarch instead of flour to thicken sauces, and this organic brand is my favorite
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 mins
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 skinless chicken breasts (, cut into 1-inch chunks)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (, to taste)
- 2 heads butter lettuce
Honey Lemon Glaze:
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup orange juice
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 5 cloves garlic (, minced)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 green onion (, thinly sliced)
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a medium saucepan add rice and 1½ cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside when ready.
- In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper add it to the skillet, cook until golden, stirring and tossing occasionally, about 3-4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
Honey Lemon Glaze:
- Add chicken broth, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and cornstarch to a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring from time to time, about 4-5 minutes.
- Once the sauce has thickened, pour it over the chicken. Cook on medium low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring and gently tossing to combine. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.
- To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons of rice into the center of a cleaned lettuce leaf, top with honey lemon chicken, drizzle with a little more honey lemon glaze. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.