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Thai Basil Chicken in lettuce leaves

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps have lots of fresh veggies and a wonderful spicy, salty, and sweet Thai flavor. They make a great lunch or light dinner.

Course Lunch, main dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword gluten free, ground chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Thai basil leaves
  • lettuce leaves
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Stir together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add chicken and break it apart with a wooden spoon.

  3. When the chicken is about halfway cooked, add the onion bell pepper, and carrots. Continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through.

    Add garlic and cook 1 minute.

  4. Drain any liquid/grease from skillet.

  5. Place skillet back over medium-high heat. Add half the sauce and cook and stir for 1 minute.

  6. Add remaining sauce and cook and stir another 2 minutes.

    Remove from heat. Stir in basil.

  7. Fill lettuce leaves with chicken and sprinkle with green onions and extra Sriracha sauce. Serve.