When you need a quick, flavorful meal to eat at home, try these paleo and keto Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps. They are easy to assemble, full of flavor, and perfect to have for lunch or dinner!
I’m a huge fan of a spicy and sweet flavor combo. It’s just so wonderful how the two balance each other out in the most delicious way. It’s especially amazing in Asian cuisine, and I love it in these Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Spicy sriracha sauce meld with the honey (or monkfruit sweetener, for keto) perfectly for a yummy sauce to coat the chicken with.
Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Are you looking for an easy and filling meal that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner? If you are running out of ideas while following a paleo or keto diet, try these paleo lettuce wraps. They are fresh, flavorful, and just a tad bit spicy, which is perfect for anyone who likes their food to have a bit of a kick.
You can quickly prepare these wraps by chopping your ingredients, cooking your chicken in a skillet, adding the ingredients together, and then wrapping them in your favorite type of lettuce. I personally love the crunchiness of romaine lettuce.
Ingredients for the Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
When you want to make these delicious Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps, you’ll need these essential ingredients:
- Chicken thighs: I like to use boneless, skinless thighs for the best texture and flavor.
- Garlic: Peel three cloves of garlic and mince them before using them.
- Onion. Chop half an onion into small pieces.
- Celery: Grab a stalk of celery and chop it into small pieces with the onion.
- Sugar-free sriracha sauce: I love this Thrive Market brand with super clean ingredients. It’s also paleo and keto-friendly!
- Coconut aminos. The coconut aminos a delicious grain free substitute for soy sauce.
The other ingredients you will need are avocado oil, honey, shredded carrot, sesame seeds, lettuce, and chopped green onions to use as garnish.
Are the Wraps Keto-Friendly?
Yes, you can prepare these wraps to make them keto-friendly. You would need to use an alternative for the honey and coconut aminos. Instead of using coconut aminos, you can use soy sauce because it has a similar taste without the sugar that comes from the coconut. And instead of honey, monkfruit sweetener works well for these sriracha chicken lettuce wraps.
Which Cooking Oil Should I Use?
Although avocado oil is recommended when preparing the ingredients for your wraps, you can use other cooking oil you have on hand. Some of the other oils that will work best with this recipe are extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or sesame oil.
Which Lettuce Works Best?
You can use a few different types of lettuce for your keto chicken lettuce wraps. The best types to use are romaine, butter, or bibb lettuce. These types of lettuce are strong enough to hold the contents of your wraps without breaking or becoming soggy while you are trying to eat the Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
Can I Use Chicken Breast Instead of Thighs?
Sure. If you do not want to use chicken thighs, feel free to follow this recipe step-by-step while using the chicken breast as a replacement for the thighs. I know some people prefer chicken breast because it is leaner than chicken thighs. However, the chicken thighs bring a bit more flavor to these paleo lettuce wraps and they are more tender.
Is There a Honey Alternative?
Yes. Maple syrup is a great option as well, and I suggest you reduce the amount to about 1 1/2 tablespoons. If you want to make these wraps completely keto-friendly, skip the honey and use monkfruit sweetener instead. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this recipe.
How Do You Store the Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps?
If you would like to prepare your wraps in advance and then have them ready to eat for lunch or dinner, simply put the cooked chicken in an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. I would keep the lettuce separately then assemble just before eating if you would like them to taste as fresh as possible.
Can I Freeze the Wraps?
You can freeze the contents of the wraps, but you should not freeze the lettuce. You can cook your chicken all the way through, add your garlic, celery, sauce, and other ingredients to it, and then allow it to cool before putting it in a freezer container. Store in the freezer for up to three months. Let it thaw in the fridge before reheating the meat on the stove or in the microwave and then adding it to your lettuce leaves to make fresh paleo lettuce wraps.
If you enjoyed these sriracha chicken lettuce wraps, you might also like…
- Paleo Baked Honey Sriracha Wings (Keto Option)
- Pineapple Sriracha Drumsticks
- Whole30 Chinese Chicken Salad with Dates (Paleo, Gluten Free)
- Whole30 Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Recipe (Paleo, AIP)
- Baked Asian Chicken Thighs (Paleo, Whole30)
Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, Keto)
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or your favorite cooking oil
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1½ lb skinless boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 carrot shredded
- 3 tbsp sugar free sriracha sauce
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos or 2 tbsp soy sauce, for keto
- 2 tbsp honey or 1 tbsp monkfruit sweetener, for keto *see notes
- 12 leaves of bib, butter, or romain lettuce
- Sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add chicken and cook stirring for about 10 minutes, until browned on all sides.
- Stir in garlic, celery, and carrots, and cook for 3 minutes.
- Pour in sriracha, coconut aminos, and honey, and stir until the sauce is thickened and the chicken is coated.
- Remove from heat, and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
- Serve in lettuce leaves.
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