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Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe

Wasabi Ginger Asian Lettuce Wraps

Completely unique and original, Wasabi Ginger Asian Lettuce Wraps recipe has tender chicken with the flavors of wasabi, ginger, sesame and garlic. A quick and healthy meal that comes together in just a little over 30 minutes.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 398kcal
Author Heather


For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth

For the Chicken & Wasabi Ginger Sauce

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs *cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari *see notes above if extra is needed
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh grated ginger *1-2 inch piece
  • 1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot or corn starch
  • 4 large garlic cloves *crushed or minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated horseradish *about 2 inch piece (see notes above for variances)

For the Veggies

  • 1 head butter leaf lettuce *torn into separate leaves
  • 1 bunch green onions * diced
  • 1 large carrot *thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber *thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup red cabbage *thinly sliced (optional)


  • Rinse quinoa. In a small saucepan bring broth to a boil over high heat. Once boiling add quinoa, cover and lower heat. Cook for 10 mins or until all broth is absorbed. Quinoa will have a popped appearance when fully cooked. Take off heat and set aside. 
  • Prepare all veggies. Set aside. 
    Peel and grate horseradish. Set aside. 
    In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients for Wasabi Ginger sauce except horseradish. 
  • Heat sesame oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot add chicken cubes. Cook until chicken is cooked though and starts to brown, about 6-8 mins. Transfer cooked chicken to a separate plate. 
  • Return pan to high heat. Give sauce a quick whisk and pour into heated pan. Stirring consistently, cook until thickened, about 2-3 mins. Add cooked chicken back in. Turn off heat and gently stir in grated horseradish. 
  • Place two lettuce leaves onto of each other and fill with the desired amount of quinoa and chicken (ideally a 1/4 cup of each). Garnish with your favorite veggies. 


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1134mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3172IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg