Asian Chicken Chopped Salad

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You know those yummy Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps often served as appetizers? Well this one is served over a big chopped salad! So tasty, and a great way to take an appetizer and turn it into a main dish salad!

You know those yummy Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps often served as appetizers? Well this one is served over a big chopped salad! So tasty, and a great way to take an appetizer and turn it into a main dish salad!
Asian Chicken Chopped Salad

I love Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, so this salad has my name all over it! I really love how quick it all comes together, it takes about 15 minutes start to finish!  This is great to make ahead for lunch (why not make this a salad in a jar!) or hearty enough to enjoy for dinner.

Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

I wish I could take the credit for this idea, but the recipe came from my friend Shelly, the author of The Cookies and Cups Cookbook! Shelly’s cookbook is filled with amazing desserts, many I plan to try on those special occasions when you just need a good dessert! It’s also filled with some savory dishes, such as this salad. If you love to bake, this book is a must!

The chicken is is combined with chestnuts and cashews seasoned with hoisin, vinegar, Sriracha, soy sauce, and ginger. It’s served over a big bowl of greens with carrots, and it’s simply delicious!

Asian Chicken Chopped Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • rice vinegar
  • sesame and vegetable oil
  • honey
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

How To Make Asian Chicken Chopped Salad

Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad recipe

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You know those yummy Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps often served as appetizers? Well this one is served over a big chopped salad! So tasty, and a great way to take an appetizer and turn it into a main dish salad!
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Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

332 Cals 24 Protein 23 Carbs 18 Fats
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Salad
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Rather than serving these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps as an appetizer, everything is served over a great big chopped salad! Light, quick and easy to make!


For the Salad Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp kosher 
salt and pepper

For the chicken:

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped unsalted cashews
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

For the Salad:

  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce, chopped
  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated


  • For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oils, honey, ginger, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Set the dressing aside.
  • For the chicken: In a medium bowl, whisk together the hoisin, vinegar, Sriracha, soy sauce, and ginger. Set aside.
  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray then add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the water chestnuts and cashews to the pan. Pour the reserved hoisin mixture on top and cook for 1 to 2 minutes to heat through. Stir in the scallions. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • For the salad: In a large salad bowl, combine both of the lettuces and the carrots. Toss the salad with the dressing and divide in 4 bowls. Top each with 3/4 cup chicken mixture.
  • Serve immediately.



*check labels for gluten-free.


Serving: 11/2 cups lettuce, 3/4 cup chicken, Calories: 332kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 96mg, Sodium: 585mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 9
Keywords: asian, chicken, glutenfree, Salad, smartpoints, weightwatchers

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  1. 😋 Delicious and easy to prepare. 

  2. Very tasty! I used 93/7 ground turkey.

  3. So good!! I’ve shared this recipe with everyone I know. 

  4. This is a family favorite and I make it at LEAST twice a month. I like that I can make the dressing and mixture for the meat in advance which makes it a great meal for busy nights. I add chopped red bell pepper if I have it on hand. The only downside to this is that I can no longer order any kind of Asian salad in restaurants because nothing really compares to this. I LOVE the dressing and spices.

  5. Anyone what the sugar grams are? Would help for people with diabeties.

  6. This is my favorite salad! The crunch is perfect  and the serving size is pretty generous. 

  7. Love, love, love this recipe! I’ve made it several times now and each time I wonder why I waited so long to make it again. Happily, my local butcher is now offering freshly ground chicken so it can be on the menu more often. 

  8. This recipe is amazing–the taste/depth of flavor and the ease of reheating at my office. I have made several of the recipes from this site and haven’t found one I don’t like yet. My husband loves them as well and can’t tell that they are healthy (huge compliment from him). My doctor suggested that I cut dairy out of my diet and it has been a challenge. I love that your site has the recipes broken down into so many categories. It makes it so easy to search. This is my first review and I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your website and all that you do. Thank you!

  9. Any substitute for sesame oil, cashews and  hoisin sauce – I’m allergic to nuts and sesame

  10. Absolutely delicious!!  So easy to put together and so tasty!  This salad is a keeper in my rotation.  

  11. I made this for the first time today and I don’t know how I forgot to buy water chestnuts but it happened… I had some celery in the fridge so I subbed with that and it was great and provided that extra crunch. I will probably keep the celery in when I make it next time and remember to buy water chestnuts, haha! I don’t care for cashews so I just used pine nuts because it’s what I had on hand and it was fabulous. I love that the chicken is warm and this is such a great lunch to meal prep in advance. I’m hoping that one portion will keep me full until dinner – I may need to have 1.5 servings for lunch or bring a snack. Thanks!

  12. I’ve made this so many times and love it. This week my local Whole Foods was out of water chestnuts so I finely chopped green and red bell peppers as a substitute.. added them at the same time the water chestnuts would have been added. Still delicious! 

  13. Hubby loves it. What do you think the best vegetarian substitute (for chicken) would be in this dish? Thank you! You are amazing!

  14. DH isn’t usually a fan of Asian food, but we both love this recipe. Thank you!

  15. Truly outstanding. Refreshing and filling salad.

  16. This salad is so flavorful and simple to make, definitely will become a regular in our house!

  17. Is there something I could use instead of the hoisin sauce? My daughter has a nut allergy.

  18. This was excellent. I am on the green WW plan. I went ahead and calculated the pionts using the WW app. I did manage to reduce the points even more by using 96% fat free ground chicken (8 pts total) and using Premier Japan Asian Fusion Hoisin Sauce (only 1 pt per TBSP). I left out the cashews which saved almost 6 points in the entire recipe and simple added in an extra 8 oz of water chestnuts which provided the additional crunch. Here’s my point breakdown for each part of the recipe, using the changes I made: Dressing (no changes to the recipe – 9 points total), Hoisin sauce (3 pts total), chicken (8 points total). This made my meal 5 points per serving and my husband and I were thrilled with the results. Thanks Gina for a new recipe that will definitely be added to our weekly rotation!

  19. I can’t wait to make this tonight.  I’m a RN and take my meals to work every day.  I will heat my chicken mixture at work and then put it on my greens.  Sounds like a tasty, filling lunch for the next few days!

  20. Loved this! For some reason I hate hoisin sauce so I used oyster sauce instead and it turned out great.

  21. Totally awesome!!!

  22. This is fantastic! Thank you!

  23. This was spectacular! I could close my eyes and think I was at P.F. Chang’s, eating their lettuce wraps. What a great idea to turn it into a salad. This would also be a great crowd pleaser to make into the actual lettuce wraps at a party too.
    My hubby was home sick today and THRILLED to be made such a fresh, yummy lunch,
    I followed the directions mostly, but just did romaine instead of adding the butter lettuce, and added a bit of extra Sriracha since it’s one of my hubby’s favorite things. 

  24. made this for the second time (in a week) we love it – added a bit more sriracha for heat – but this is a winner

  25. Delicious and easy! Used shredded cabbage instead of lettuce Bc it was easier. Might add some heat to the dressing next time. Thanks!

  26. Quick, easy recipe that is filling and loaded with flavor!  This will be going on heavy rotation in my kitchen!

  27. Delicious! I used iceberg & green leaf lettuces and added a tablespoon of Chili Garlic Sauce to the meat because my husband loves HOT. Definitely going to be on my permanent rotation recipe list.

  28. This was delicious!  I’m allergic to lettuce so I subbed shredded cabbage.  The tang of the dressing paired nicely with the savory of the chicken.  

  29. Just made for the first time and will not be the last!!!! I meal prep this recipe for my lunch this week. Thank you!

  30. Delicious!  Wow!  My husband, who doesn’t always like Chinese food flavoring, even thought this was great. And it was SO EASY TO MAKE. I’d highly recommend!  The dressing in the salad was a nice touch and added depth. 

  31. Made this exactly as written. Really good recipe.

  32. Simple, light and delicious!

  33. Made this for the first time tonight. Easy and more delicious than restaurant versions that I’ve tried. Thank you Gina!

  34. Made this last night and can’t believe how good this is, will definitely be making it on a regular basis. The balance of flavours is great. Thanks for the recipe. 

  35. Really amazing salad, will be making it all summer!

  36. I made this for dinner tonight.  It was fabulous!  I loved the synergy between all the ingredients … just wonderful!  This, and the spinach lasagna roll ups are my favorites so far.

  37. A keeper. For sure! I hate to say it, but this is a step up from the lettuce wraps. The dressing on the salad adds another level of flavor. Thanks, Gina!

  38. Delicious! Made with turkey instead of chicken and just as tasty. Will make again!

  39. This was very good! Loved all the blends in the sauce and dressing. I tried to find ground chicken at the store today but they did not carry it. So I bought ground turkey instead and used that. Still very good. I thought I had cashews at home but it was peanuts so I used them. I will be making this again. Maybe if I cannot find ground chicken, I will try and pulse some chicken breasts instead.

  40. My husband and I made this last week’s and it will be back again this week. So good, and made a wonderful next-day lunch. We chopped our own chicken, since we didn’t have ground chicken, and it was fantastic. Thank you!

  41. Just mad this the other day and OMG it is delicious, will be making again for sure!

  42. When I calculated it out on the WW site, it only had 5 points! I am starting with my own chicken breast that I will pulse in the FP until coarsely chopped, instead of using ground chicken. I like the texture better.

  43. I’ve made this several times, and we love it! I was wondering, though, could I mix together the chicken and dressing and freeze them, to add to fresh lettuce later? Or do I really need to keep the chicken and dressing separately?

  44. This salad is chock full of flavors!  The spice is just right.  Just as good or better, and certainly less messy ,than lettuce rolls.  Your recipes are delicious and healthy, a great combination!

  45. I love this recipe, I want to make a large portion of the chicken for my lunches. Could you give me the macros for just the chicken?

  46. I made this today for lunch. It was delicious! Can’t wait for leftovers.

  47. Made this into salad jars for this week’s lunches. So good!! Order of things in the jar: 1) dressing, 2) shredded carrots, 3) meat mixture, 4) lettuce. Please keep the great salad ideas coming! I make 8 salad jars every Sunday for my husband and me to last the work week. We are always looking for new ones to try. Thanks Gina!

  48. This dish is awesome!! Taste like lettuce wraps from a restaurant. 
    Easy to make too!

  49. LOVED IT!!!
    Made this tonight for the first time and my fiancé and I both loved it! Soooo good ?

  50. I make this recipe almost once a week. We love the Original Lettuce wraps from the Restaurant but since I’m on WW, I needed a lower point option. We don’t care for the water chestnuts so I just don’t use them. I don’t always make the salad dressing, either, if I don’t want the extra points. We LOVE this no matter how I make it. The Ground Chicken is always the star!

  51. Do you have the nutritional facts for just the chicken mixture?

  52. This was awesome! My husband even raved about it! I’m just starting down my road of healthier eating and signed up for WW. I’m curious though, the ground chicken that you used…is that the 97% fat free? I didn’t have any ground chicken, but had chicken breasts so I ground those up at home and used that. Using the recipe calculator it came up with 4 Freestyle points. I’m not sure if I’m missing something, or it’s just with the change of the chicken.

  53. I love this recipe! So easy yet tastes like you have spent hours in the kitchen! We add a mushroom melody to the recipe at the same time as the water chestnuts to add a bit more flavor! Leftovers are even better than the original.

  54. Absolutely delicious! Will definitely make it again. 

  55. Very good- easier than lettuce wraps- makes a great supper salad

  56. I absolutely LOVED this dish!!! Simple to make and absolutely delicious! Ate twice as much as my husband. Will definitely make this again.

  57. This recipes is really good! Tastes like the Vietnamese bowl at my favorite restaurant. Cause hubby doesn’t really need to lose any weight I softened and added rice vermicelli to his portion.

  58. Really delicious. Added in some shiitake mushrooms.

  59. I love this recipe! I’ve made it numerous times and it always tastes great. However, I believe your Freestyle points are wrong. I just calculated it out exactly as you have it, but it’s only 4 Freestyle Points (because ground chicken is 0!). Even better!!! 🙂

  60. This was the first SkinnyTaste recipe I ever tried. It sounded good, so I made it. It’s delicious, easy to prepare, and hubby-approved. I always make a double batch so we can have leftovers the next day. I make some jasmine rice to go with it too. Modifications I make are 1) omit the cashews because I can’t have them in the house, and 2) omit the carrots and substitute with cucumbers because I can’t eat raw carrots.

  61. Delicious!, I would cut down to only 1 tsp of Sriracha next time, but that’s just personal taste.  I added add’l veggies: some broccoli, cauliflower, small zucchini, red peppers and bean sprouts with the same amount of sauce and it was amazing!!! 

    My husband and I started Weight Watchers on Jan 2 and using Skinny Taste recipes, we have both lost over 10 pounds already (3 weeks)  Delicious easy recipes that re making a difference in our lives!

    Thank you!!!

  62. I’ve tried this exactly as is, and then just putting the meat in lettuce “cups”. My family preferred the non-salad version. The meat mixture is just amazing. A really great recipe!

  63. This salad is AMAZING! I seriously hoard it for myself when I make it. I also double it for plenty of leftovers. If you love the P. F. Chang lettuce wraps, you will love this salad!

  64. Hi Gina! Would this work as a jar salad? If so, how long do you think it would keep? I’ve been making your jar salads pretty frequently and love the ones that keep for up to 4-5 days because then I make healthy lunch choices the whole work week. Would love some more jar salad recipes!  Love your recipes! We make at least 2 or 3 every week. ????

    • Yes I think so, as you are OK with eating the chicken cold as the recipe calls for the chicken to be warm. I would guess 3-4 days.

  65. This recipe has a cult following in my house! So good!!

  66. What could I sub the siracha for? I don’t like spice. Should I use canned tomato sauce instead?

  67. Once again Skinny Taste brings another great meal! I made it for dinner tonight and this was a huge hit with the whole family.
    Still haven’t found a Skinny taste recipe that I don’t like!

  68. I made this tonight and it was pretty good! My husband says it tastes like the stuff he gets from the PF chain. I didn’t have srirachi though and ended up using red chili pepper flakes (hoo boy, that.. added a lot of spice)!

    Definitely a thumbs up from us!

  69. This is very good, hubby gobbled it up too!

  70. Oh my…this is so good!! The tang of the dressing and just everything together works so well!! I was lazy and didn’t chop the romaine or carrots…just put it over some bagged butter lettuce I had and it was great! I already can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow! Thanks Gina!

  71. This is one delicious salad! I only cook using your recipes and my family and friends absolutely love them! I love that they are easy, full of flavor and low calories. Thank you!

  72. I love this recipe and probably make it once every month to six weeks.  Definitely a keeper for my family.  Thanks Gina

  73. I loved this recipe. Is there a way to convert the recipe to make it (the chicken) in my InstantPot pressure cooker?

  74. Has anyone tried this in the Instant Pot?

  75. This was delicious!!! I made it with ground turkey and served it with sautéed cabbage.  My kids loved it and asked me to make it next week.

    • Great! Love when the kids enjoy it!

      • Thank you! Do you think I should add liquid like broth or water when I cook the ground meat via high pressure? If so, how much, I assumed I’d add the hoisin, etc. after to simmer it.

        Thanks again!

  76. This has been A by weekly meal for my husband and me. We absolutely love the flavors!! yum yum! A must try

  77. Can I make this ahead of time then stick it in the slow cooker until supper?

  78. This is DELICIOUS!!!    My whole family loved this dish and they are extremely picky!!!!!!  Thank you!!!

  79. THIS IS AMAZING!!!! I used 1 large chicken breast trimmed of fat, added an additional 3/4 a tablespoon of soy sauce to finish the bottle, I didn’t have any cashews, and used 2 heads of romaine lettuce with 1 giant carrot for the salad. I happily finished eating my bowl and now have a nice lasting spice from the Sriracha left in my mouth! It’s taking considerable effort not to go back and eat more of the salad without the chicken. I like the combo, but next time, I’ll simply make more salad relative to chicken. The freshly grated ginger really comes through and it’s fantastic. I can’t rave enough! YUM!

  80. Great recipe!  Even my picky 18 year old loved this one.  I’m making it tonight for the second time in a month.

  81. As always, Skinnytaste recipes never let me down! This was a great light, easy summer Saturday meal for me and my family. Even my daughter, who is a picky eater (but starting to venture a bit) loved this, as she enjoys eating chicken lettuce wraps at our local Chinese restaurant. Instead of chicken, I used ground turkey, which worked well in this recipe. A keeper!

  82. This is by far my favorite salad recipe. It’s soooo flavorful and I crave it all the time! Your recipes never disappoint!!

  83. I’ve made this recipe several times and I absolutely love it, my boyfriend loves it too! I actually don’t use the dressing at all because I think the chicken has enough flavor all on its own! As a person who counts her macros, I love your website! Thank you for sharing all of your delicious recipes!

  84. I made this tonight, and it was delicious!

  85. The chicken mixture is SO much better tasting than that “Almost Famous” recipe on Food Network.
    I don’t use water chestnuts that often so i went ahead and made a full recipe (rather than throw away half the can) – but there’s only two of us – so i’m saving half of the chicken mixture for a fresh Spring Roll with napa cabbage and carrots – i think that will taste very good.

  86. Served this to my family for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! I substituted turkey for chicken because of my daughter’s food sensitivities and she ate hers over rice. I lovedthe dressing! Will definitely make again! Thanks, Gina!

  87. Thanks for yet another great recipe Gina!! I have lost almost 30 pounds since January cooking your food for 90% of my at-home cooking…. I have been seriously enjoying cooking these dishes and the lettuce wraps are no exception! I actually ground whole chicken breasts in my Ninja blender, and it worked super well. Yay. Can’t wait to eat my leftovers for lunch at work on Monday!

  88. This was so delish!   I will definitely make this again.  It had so much flavour! 

  89. Made this for dinner last night because I had a LOT of Romaine lettuce to use!  It was delicious and surprisingly filling.  I made two servings last night, and kept the extra dressing and meat separate.  Packed a lunch for hubby and I’m having leftovers for lunch today – it works great as long as you keep the elements separate until you are ready to eat!  

  90. Made this for dinner last night. Fast, easy, and delicious. Couldn’t be happier!

  91. Amazing as always! I cooked it for a bunch of ladies and everyone LOVED it!!! 

  92. This was delicious. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but gave it a try anyways. Wow! So good and big hit with teenagers in my family! Thanks!

  93. This was FANTASTIC!  This teacher momma is struggling to stay the course with healthy, home cooked dinners each night as the school year wraps up.  This was quick, easy and delicious.  Evan my husband, who’s not generally a salad eater, loved this recipe.  Thank you! 

  94. Made this the other night and omitted cashews, used chopped shiitake mushrooms as well. It was delicious!

  95. Gina – I can’t wait to try these, but my hesitation is that my husband is a serious Celiac sufferer and I have never discovered a Hoisin sauce that is clearly marked “Gluten Free.” Hoisin sauce is one thing that I am not comfortable trying just by looking at the list of ingredients. It would be a HUGE favor to me if you could share the brand name of a Hoisin sauce you have found to be Gluten Free. SO MANY dishes I could try if I could be certain that one ingredient is GF. Can you help me?

  96. This is one of my family’s favorites now! It rivals PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps. I served the mixture in lettuce cups then pour the sauce over each one. Great for leftovers too!

  97. made this tonight and it was delicious! didn’t have sriracha so used a little tapatio instead, and added a finely chopped red bell pepper to up the vegetable count. definitely a keeper!

  98. Loved it. So easy. All I had was ground turkey, used in place of ground chicken. I used kikoman glaze in place of soy sauce. Great meal and good leftovers for lunch. 

  99. Gina, we made this tonight for dinner and it was fantastic! Definitely a keeper! Thank you so much for another delicious recipe.

  100. Just tried this recipe…Fantastic and super yummy! Brought it to my office and ate it for my lunch today and received quite a number of compliments from my few colleagues who passed by the pantry lol.

  101. This was really, really good! I made as is for lunches this week – it’s seriously one of my new favorite salads! Thanks for sharing!!!

  102. Oh my, this was serious yum. The only change I made was to use ground turkey instead of chicken. It was so good I’m making it again tonight. So quick and easy. Thanks Gina!

  103. My family went crazy for this! I made it as written and everyone loved it. Only thing I would do differently is to double for lunches the next day!

  104. This is my second time making this dish and it’s super simple and delicious.  

  105. My husband and I absolutely LOVE this recipe!

    However, I have one question. my husband and I make the recipe as normal, but we want to make it for friends. They aren’t counting carbs or calories, and we really feel, as hosts, we need to have some rice or pasta in it. I know I could just cut the salad and put it over rice or pasta, but is there a way to incorporate pasta in with the salad? Would that even make sense on a plate?

    • I added vermicelli noodles to this for my husband and it was a big hit. You could do that. Hubby loved it.

  106. Made this tonight and my husband raved. Very flavorful. I had never noticed ground chicken in the store but he found it. I thought the whole can of water chestnuts seemed like too much, but it wasn’t at all. We’ll be having this again.

  107. This is the BEST recipe that I have ever found on Pinterest!  

  108. This looks relish Gina!  I love your site and all the recipes I’ve tried from it have been FABULOUS! I’m going to make this salad but my son is allergic to sesame seed so I need to change the oil. Should I just double the grapeseed/canola oil then and skip the sesame seed oil?

    Thanks again!

  109. I love this recipe too! Its one of my “go to recipes” when I’m short on time and don’t want to get takeaway!
    I love the way you have served the dish. Getting the lettuces leaves apart in little cups is a nuisance, this would be so much quicker and easier!

  110. Another homerun! BRAVO GINA!!!!!

  111. Made this last night just as written and it was absolutely delicious!  This recipe is a keeper!

  112. Made thisi for supper tonight and Loved it.  Will be making it again very soon.  

  113. I love all your recipes and your cookbook. I’ve never commented before but have to on this one! Omg this was so good and so easy! Made for dinner last night and will be having leftovers for lunch all week. Thank you!!!

  114. Loved this recipe. Definitely making it again. 

  115. Love lettuce wraps, but they are a bit messy, so why not use a fork? I didn’t have cashews unfortunately, but it was still great. I roughly cut up some baby carrots and sauted just a bit with the sauce. Also added a little fresh cilantro and green onion. Yum!

  116. Delicious!! Made it last night as written. Took it for lunch today with lots of other salad fixings – great both ways. Added a little more siracha for a little more kick. 🙂

  117. This was fantastic! So simple and tasty. No modifications needed at all. I will definitely be making it again. Skinnytaste is my go-to website for delicious, healthy recipes!

  118. This was awesome! I did have water chestnuts but it was still fantastic!

  119. Made for dinner, as written. Three thumbs up! This will be a dinner staple during the summer. Great idea and so much easier than eating it as a lettuce wrap!

  120. Gina, As always, I love, love, love your recipes. I fixed this tonight with ground turkey. Left out the Sriracha, cut the Hoisin in half, and substituted almonds instead of cashews. Yum! Thanks a bunch. We’ll be having the other two servings for lunch tomorrow.

  121. Terrific recipe.  We loved it !!!

  122. I made this last night with small cubed chicken thighs I had and it was delicious.  Such a light easy dinner…thanks

  123. This was a great fast recipe. Very easy to put together and very light and filling. I added edamame and cucumbers to the salad also.

  124. Made this for dinner tonight. It was DELICIOUS! My husband loved it also. Keep up the great recipes. I have not made any recipe that was not good from this site.

  125. Made this tonight – SO GOOD! I actually cooked the meat separately as my husband is a vegetarian. For the veg mixture, I cooked the water chestnuts and carrots together and also added a can of bamboo – all diced finely. I put half the cooking sauce in each pan. Then the meat eaters could assemble it all together and my husband had just the veg. My son had it wrapped in lettuce and didn’t use the salad dressing at all – it was good without! For those having salad, I only used 2T of salad dressing per serving so there was lots of dressing left over.

  126. Gina thank you for  another successful, healthy  family dinner.  I prepared as written (but added more Siracha, sliced cucumbers and radishes to the salad.) My son loved that it was a chopped salad-so much easier to manage  than lettuce wraps!  Love the look of your new website. 

  127. Made this tonight.  Tons of flavor.  It was way too much dressing, however,  Very yummy…will make again.

  128. Yum that was good!! Thanks so much for posting!

  129. I made this recipe and it is delicious!  I didn’t have water chestnuts so I just used more cashews. That might have messed with the points value, but it sure was good.

  130. Made it last night for dinner and it was delicious!! I would not change anything!!

  131. Made this for dinner tonight and loved it! I didn’t have ground chicken, so I diced up two chicken breasts and used those instead. I’m excited to eat it again for lunch tomorrow! 

  132. Made these tonight a huge hit. Made one recipe with chicken and one with Tofu, both delicious and a great lunch packed for tomorrow!

  133. I made this last night and it was very good!  Thanks for another great recipe!!!

  134. I love Asian lettuce wraps. I’m definitely giving this recipe a try!

  135. What would be the recommendations for salad in a jar recipe? Love the idea just not sure the best way to execute it?!

    • I would put the dressing in the bottom of the jar, then add the chicken, then top it with the greens. Just before youre ready to eat give it a shake and pour it onto a plate.

  136. Made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn’t change a thing! I will absolutely be making this again in the future!

  137. LOVE THE NEW WEBSITE AS WELL!   so wanna try this, as I love pf change also. but not a fan of water chesnuts either.  
    Gina, This  would not break the recipe leaving out right?


    • one more thing , is If I  wanna to eat this as a lettuce wrap,  not a salad, would you omit the dressing for the salad then?
      i love their sauce pf chang puts over the chicken  , your chicken sauce seems more like the dressing you pour over, like theirs.  any suggestions?
      tnx a  bunch 

    • Would be just as good without!

  138. Love the new website as well as your recipes.  You have a great following however, don’t people realize they can tweak all recipes to their liking?   If you don’t like spicy, simply cut down or omit spicy ingredients.  When you don’t like certain vegetable replace with one you like….  Anyway, thanks for the great blog you have…I’ve been following you for years and admire how you have upgraded and grown over time.

  139. Not a big fan of water chestnut. Can I omit or is there something that can be substituted? 

    • I omitted and it turned out great. Husband can’t stand them!

    • Lotus root would be an awesome substitute, if you can find it! If you live near a 99 Ranch or similar asian supermarket, grab some fresh and dice it up. So yummy. I found out about it through another recipe for lettuce wraps in Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook… I have to say I like this recipe better but Paltrow’s use of lotus root was pretty tasty! 😀

  140. Well…YUM!!

  141. I am so disappointed that your new web site no longer supports Pepperplate, which is where I have always stored all of your recipes. I used to be able to click on Pepperplate up in my Windows bar, and the picture and recipe automatically was saved to the site. It was such a convenience, and your site and many others were supported by it. Now it doesn’t work with your web site. Any way you could restore that?

    Now I have to manually transfer the ingredients and instructions over to Pepperplate, and the picture won’t transfer. 🙁

  142. How spicy is this?  Like everyone else, I love PF Chang’s lettuce wraps but did not realize that they have Sriracha sauce in them.  Maybe naively but I’ve always been scared off by Sriracha sauce.  Tempted to just omit it in this recipe but maybe that would be a mistake.  Opinions?

    Also agree with a previous poster with a preference to substitute small pieces of chicken breast for the ground turkey.

    Thank you for sharing a beautifully presented and interesting recipe!

    • Mas, I have made another of Gina’s recipes, Asian Glazed Drumsticks . I left the Sriracha sauce out (too big a jar to buy for one recipe),and it tasted great. I put a few chili pepper flakes in instead, but not too many.

    • I didn’t find it spicy at all, but you can leave it out!

    • The first time I made this I used Chili sauce since I didn’t have the Sriracha. That worked great but we like lots of spice!!

  143. Would love to hear if someone has tried this as suggested for a  Salad in a Jar and if so, if there were modifications needed–especially since in the posted recipe, the salad is served immediately with the chicken warm?  

  144. Love the new look Gina! 

  145. This recipe looks great. I am going to try it one of these nights when I am looking for a nice light meal. I love that it has meat in it. Thanks for sharing!

  146. Not crazy about ground chicken…..think I could also use finely chopped raw chicken, right?  And no honey for me…..cannot stand the taste, so less carbs!

    • I wasn’t wild about the idea of ground chicken, either, but I found a sale package and tried it in this recipe.  Honestly, because of the flavors in this recipe, you can’t tell what kind of ground meat is in it!  I think finely chopped chicken would work fine, too.

  147. Ground turkey would work just as well, wouldn’t it?

  148. This sounds delicious! Could it be made with firm tofu instead of ground chicken? (I have a bunch of tofu in my fridge and I’m looking for ways to use it)

  149. I absolutely love your website and am always so excited to see your latest and greatest recipe ideas! Is the nutrition information calculated on ground chicken breast or just ground chicken?

  150. Love your new website, Gina!! So user friendly and so pretty 🙂 Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes! I use your book and your website on a daily basis to cook for my family. There isn’t one recipe that we don’t LOVE in your book – they are all incredible, I can’t wait for your new book 

  151. Great recipe. I think it would be great too served on top of cauliflower rice, kind of like a stir fry. Who doesn’t love asian lettuce wraps? such a great flavor combo

  152. What is making the carbs so high in this recipe? Is it the dressing?

  153. Does the nutrition information include a serving of salad dressing, or is it just the chicken and the lettuce?

    • I am not sure I understand, the serving size is 1/4th the recipe which is about 1 1/2 cups salad with about 3/4 cups of the chicken.

      • I’m trying to understand if the carb count includes using the salad dressing on the salad, or if it’s just for the lettuce and the chicken since it’s the only thing mentioned in the serving size. 

      • yes everything is included that is in the ingredients.

    • The instructions say to toss the lettuce with the dressing so the nutrition information is for the “lettuce” meaning the salad.

      At least that’s how I’m taking it as! lol 🙂

  154. where is the recipe?