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These are sesame chicken lettuce wraps. There are big pieces of lettuce with pieces of toasted sesame chicken. The chicken is orange and brown and topped with sesame seeds and green onions.
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5 from 10 votes

Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps

”Healthy sesame chicken” doesn’t have to mean “worse sesame chicken.” Try this irresistible at-home sesame chicken recipe with lettuce wraps and you’ll wonder why you’ve had it any other way.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: lettuce wraps, sesame chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Jordan Smith



  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ¼ cup cornstarch


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sherry or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • 1 bag romaine hearts or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • sesame seeds


  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Place the chicken and cornstarch in a large bowl. Mix until all of the chicken is coated in cornstarch.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to cover the skillet. Once the oil is covering the pan, add half of the chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is 165 degrees internally.
  • Add half of the sauce mixture to the skillet and stir. After 30 seconds, turn the heat to low so that the chicken and sauce can simmer together for about 4 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Repeat with other half of chicken & sauce.
  • Remove chicken from the pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • To portion, divide into 4ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 4.
  • Add chicken to lettuce wraps and enjoy!


  • This dish is gluten and dairy free. 
  • To make vegetarian: Use tofu instead of chicken
  • For extra carbs: Serve with rice or veggies


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 10.5g