Hot Honey Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Similar to my viral Hot Honey Chicken Cutlets, these Hot Honey Chicken Lettuce Wraps use a few of the same simple ingredients, although these can be whipped up in less than half the amount of time!

These are the easiest lunch or dinner that can be made in under 15 minutes, requiring only 6 simple ingredients. Swap the chicken for ground beef or turkey, and top these up with any veggies you have kicking’ around your fridge: carrots, cucumbers, or cabbage are all family favs.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Easy to make: from begin to end this recipe takes about 10 minutes.
  • Healthy: this is a low carb recipe that requires only few simple ingredients.
  • Protein packed: this recipe contains a great amount of protein; so it’s perfect for meal prep.
  • Versatile: swap the ground chicken with ground beef or turkey. You can also swap the meat for a vegetarian alternative, similar to my Bang Bang Chickpea Boats.

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Here is a quick overview of the ingredients you’ll need to make my Hot Honey Chicken Lettuce Wraps. For the exact detailed measurements and ingredients, scroll to the bottom of this page to review my recipe card.

  • olive oil
  • lettuce head
  • ground chicken
  • Franks buffalo hot sauce
  • honey
  • walnuts
  • green onions
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

Substitutions & FAQ’s

What other types of meat can I substitute for this recipe?
Not a fan of ground chicken? Swap for ground beef, turkey, or chickpeas for a vegetarian alternative.

What type of lettuce should I buy for this recipe?
Green leaf lettuce, romaine, or butter leaf lettuce all work great.

What other nuts work in this recipe if I can’t have walnuts?
Almonds, cashews, pecans all work great. If you have a nut allergy, just take the nuts out and rest assured you’ll still love this recipe.

What type of hot sauce can I use in this recipe?
Any that you like! I’ve used buffalo sauce and regular hot sauce and both taste delicious. These also taste delicious with bbq sauce and sweet Thai chili sauce.

Storing & reheating

Have leftovers? Lucky you! Store the chicken in an airtight container for up to 4 days. To reheat, simply microwave for 30-45 seconds or add to a frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, just until heated throughout. Be sure to store the lettuce in a separate container.

Can I freeze this recipe? To freeze the chicken, allow the mixture to come to room temperature, add to a freezer safe ziplock bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. To thaw, remove from the freezer and let thaw in the fridge overnight. Heat in a frying pan and cook until the chicken has been heated throughout.

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Hot Honey Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Sammy Montgoms
Hot Honey Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with a combination of ground chicken and toasted walnuts and smothered in the easiest two ingredient hot honey sauce. Wrap these up in crispy butter lettuce and garnish with green onions for the easiest low carb lunch or dinner.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 frying pan


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin, or avocado oil
  • 1 large lettuce head, ripped into boats/wraps
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup Franks buffalo hot sauce, or hot sauce of choice
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  • To a large frying pan set to medium/high heat add the olive oil.
  • Once hot, add the ground chicken, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and let fry for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is nearly cooked, add the walnuts and let fry for another minute, allowing the walnuts to become slightly toasted.
  • Once the chicken is cooked and the walnuts are slightly toasted, add the hot sauce and honey and let cook for 1-2 minutes, just until heated throughout.
  • Remove from heat, add the green onions and mix one last time.
  • Scoop into lettuce wraps and enjoy right away.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Sammy Montgoms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

About Sammy Montgoms

I am so glad you are here. I am a BIG foodie gal. I am one of those people who lives to eat, rather than eats to live. I love to create nostalgic Italian dishes (especially pasta), but I also love to whip up simple and quick recipes for my family. Hopefully, my page inspires you to do the same. Thank you for being here, and happy eating!

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