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Whole30, Paleo Chicken Lettuce Wraps from One Lovely Life

Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


For a dipping sauce, we mixed together equal parts dijon mustard and coconut aminos/tamari. You can also add a little chili oil or Sriracha if you like it hot!



For The Chicken Lettuce Wrap Filling:

  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil (olive or coconut oil would work well too)
  • 1 lb. ground chicken (we grind raw chicken breast or chicken thighs in our food processor)
  • 68 oz. button or baby bella mushrooms, finely minced
  • 1 (8oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/41/3 cup coconut aminos, GF tamari, or soy sauce
  • optional: 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

To Serve:

  • Lettuce leaves (butter lettuce, romaine hearts, or iceberg lettuce work well)
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Your favorite dipping sauce

Optional Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup. coconut aminos, gluten-free tamari, or soy sauce
  • A few dashes of chili oil or sriracha if you want a little kick.


  1. Prepare the filling by heating the oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until fully cooked all the way through, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms, water chestnuts, and green onions. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until mushrooms are softened.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, and 4 Tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari or soy sauce) and sesame oil (if using) and cook 1 minute longer, stirring to coat chicken mixture.
  4. Add additional sauce as desired (remember you don’t want it too wet, or it will make eating your lettuce wraps a very messy, soggy experience).
  5. Scoop mixture onto lettuce cups. Top with cilantro, if desired, and your favorite dipping sauce.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, tamari/coconut aminos, and a few drops of chili oil or sriracha to taste. (If this feels too salty, feel free to dilute with a bit of water.) Spoon sauce over the lettuce wraps and enjoy!


Not a chicken fan? LOTS of readers have made these with ground pork or turkey over the last few years without any trouble! I just don’t care for ground turkey (it’s too strong-tasting to me). You can also grind your own chicken, like we did. We ground our own chicken using a 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs and our food processor. Worked like a charm!

Fit your  own diet. If you don’t have any dietary restrictions, you can use soy sauce for this recipe. If you need something gluten free, we go with tamari, and if you need something paleo, coconut aminos works beautifully.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish, Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian