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These low sodium chicken lettuce wraps are a fantastic appetizer loaded with flavorful chicken, fresh crunchy vegetables, in a creamy tangy peanut sauce. Served in lettuce cups for a fantastic finger food or starter to your meal.

Start by sautéing chicken veggies and stir in a creamy sauce. Scoop into lettuce cups and serve with dinner.

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I recently had some fantastic lettuce wraps as an appetizer at one of my favorite restaurants, Cisco Brewers, and had to make a low sodium version at home! Super flavorful ground chicken and vegetables are simmered in a unsalted peanut butter sauce, and scooped into fresh lettuce cups.

While traditionally served as an appetizer, you could also make these lettuce cups as a side dish, a lunch, or bring them to a potluck or a party! They’re simple to make, fun to eat, and have SO much flavor in every bite.

These Low Sodium Chicken Lettuce Wraps Are

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Nutty
  • Earthy
  • A Little Sweet
  • Crunchy
  • A Great Low Sodium Appetizer Recipe
low salt lettuce chicken cups recipe with ground chicken breast fresh vegetables served in boston lettuce or bib lettuce cups

An Easy Low Sodium Appetizer

Whether you are cooking these tasty lettuce cups as low sodium appetizer for yourself or for loved ones, these are a major crowd pleaser!  The chicken mix has so much flavor in each bite, you won’t even realize it’s low in sodium.

These wraps are easy to make ahead of time – cook the mix up to a day ahead, then heat and fill the lettuce cups right before serving. Let us know in the comments if you make these, and browse the rest of our low sodium holiday recipes and low sodium appetizers here!

Ingredients for These Low Salt Chicken Lettuce Cups

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

Chicken

I used a lean ground chicken breast for this recipe. It cooks quickly and has a great texture! Make sure you buy chicken that has a nutrition label so you can see exactly how much sodium is the chicken. Mine had 100 mg sodium per 4 ounce serving.

ingredients for low sodium chicken wraps laid out: ground chicken red bell pepper green onions, bibb lettuce and carrots and onion on the counter about to be prepared

Vegetables

I sauteed up some onion (you can use white, yellow, or red onion, whichever you prefer), red bell pepper which is fairly sweet, green onions, and carrots. To chop the carrots, you can shred them, grate them, spiralize them, or give them a small dice.

Lettuce

Boston lettuce or Bib lettuce is traditional for wraps. They have large green leaves, which are pliable when folding, so they won’t tear as easily. They keep the filling in well! If you can’t find Boston/Bib lettuce you can use romaine.

Creamy Peanut Sauce

Which I make with unsalted peanut butter, low sodium soy sauce (optional, you can skip it if desired), and fresh lime juice. The combination tastes great and gives the chicken and veggies a super creamy sauce that clings to each bite.

Unsalted Peanuts

For a garnish, I like to add some chopped unsalted peanuts to the top of the lettuce cups for a nice crunch!

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How To Make Low Sodium Lettuce Wraps with Chicken

  1. In a large wok (or large pan), add the ground chicken, sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, unsalted peanut butter, and low sodium soy sauce. Cook for 8-9 minutes over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through and there is no pink.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, and add the carrot and green onions, and cook for 5 more minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Add the peanuts and stir to combine.
  4. Tear large leaves of lettuce from the stem, ensure they are washed and dried, and fill each piece of lettuce with about 1/4 cup of the filling.
  5. Top with extra crushed peanuts and green onions as a garnish. Enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is dairy free, and contains no dairy products.
  • To make this recipe low carb, use an unsweetened peanut butter and omit the sugar.
  • To make gluten free, ensure that the peanut butter and any jarred ingredients are certified gluten free before using.
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Low Sodium Chicken Lettuce Wraps

AuthorKelly Jensen
These low sodium chicken lettuce wraps are a fantastic appetizer loaded with flavorful chicken, fresh crunchy vegetables, in a creamy tangy peanut sauce. Served in lettuce cups for a fantastic finger food or starter to your meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, asian
Servings 8 serving
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Wok or Large Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken or other lean ground meat
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lime freshly juiced
  • 1 carrot grated, shredded, or spiralized
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts crushed, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 head Bib lettuce Boston lettuce, or romaine leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a large wok (or large pan), add the ground chicken, sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, unsalted peanut butter, and low sodium soy sauce. Cook for 8-9 minutes over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through and there is no pink.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and add the carrot and green onions, and cook for 5 more minutes until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the peanuts and stir to combine.
  • Tear large leaves of lettuce from the stem, ensure they are washed and dried, and fill each piece of lettuce with about 1/4 cup of the filling.
  • Top with extra crushed peanuts and green onions as a garnish. Enjoy!

Notes

Serving Size

This recipe makes about 8 lettuce wraps total, so the serving size here is for 1 lettuce wrap, or 1/8th of the total recipe!

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1326IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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