Cambodian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

January 2, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

The Cambodian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe is a delicious and refreshing dish featuring a combination of ground chicken or pork, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and various vegetables encased in lettuce leaves. The recipe also includes a flavorful noodle mixture with white vinegar, chili sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and optional sesame oil. This ensemble of ingredients creates a mouthwatering and satisfying meal.

To prepare this dish, begin by sautéing garlic in a hot wok with a tablespoon of oil until brown. Add diced mushroom, water chestnut, bell pepper or carrot, celery, and chopped onion to the wok, stir-frying until the vegetables become tender. Set this mixture aside. In the same wok, add another tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the ground chicken or pork until cooked through and the meat turns white. Reintroduce the sautéed vegetables, then add the noodle mixture, ensuring everything is well-mixed and heated through. Finish by adding thinly sliced green onions and turning off the heat.

When ready to serve, spoon the flavorful chicken and vegetable mixture into lettuce leaves, creating a convenient cup-like structure by cutting around the lettuce. The addition of bean thread noodles, puffed in hot oil for a few seconds, enhances the texture and flavor of the wraps. To complement the dish, a sauce is prepared by combining hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce, and water to achieve the desired consistency and taste.

These Cambodian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are not only a feast for the taste buds but also provide a satisfying crunch from the lettuce and noodles. The combination of savory chicken, crisp vegetables, and the zesty noodle sauce offers a delightful culinary experience. Customize the sauce to suit your preferences and enjoy this light and flavorful Cambodian dish that brings together a medley of textures and flavors in every bite.


1 lbs of ground chicken or pork, it is best if you dice the chicken to small pieces.
1/4 cup of diced mushroom
1/4 cup of diced water chestnut
1/4 cup of diced bell pepper or carrot
1/4 cup of diced celery
1/4 cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 green onion thinly slice
Cilantro for garnish
1 head of lettuce

For the noodle

1 tsp of white vinegar or rice vinegar
1 tsp of chili sauce
3 tsp of hoisin sauce
2 tsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil (optional)
Mix them all in a bowl and set aside

Mix them all in a bowl and set aside

You need one bunch of bean thread noodle break apart and puff in hot oil only need few second with hot oil.

Directions to make Cambodian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

  1. In a hot wok add 1 tablespoon of oil sauté the garlic till brown
  2. Add mushroom, water chestnut, bell pepper or carrot, celery, onion and stir fry till it is tender or soft enough, take it out and set aside
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil in to the wok stir fry the chicken till done or meat turns white, and then add the vegetables back, then add the stir fry sauce mix well till it all heat through.
  4. Add green onion mix it together then turn the heat off.
  5. When ready to serve spoon the chicken mixture into lettuce leave, if you cut around the lettuce a bit you will have a cup size to hold your chicken better.

I make sauce to go with this lettuce wrap by mixing a combination of hoisin, rice vinegar, and chili sauce and add a bit of water if it is too thick. Adjust the taste to what you like.

Related Recipe: Easy Fried Orange Chicken Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 734

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏11g 4%
Cholesterol ‏349mg 116%
Total Fat ‏14g 18%
Saturated Fat ‏4g 20%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏133g 266%
Sodium ‏333mg 14%
Sugars ‏4g 8%


30 min


30 min




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