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Perfect for when you’re craving for some Asian food, these instant pot Lettuce wraps are super yum and surprisingly healthy too.
Love PF Chang’s? Why not give this healthy copycat recipe a try?
These lettuce wraps need just a little bit of prep time, and turn out incredibly delicious when you make them in your instant pot.
And the sauce to go along with it is oh-so-yum! Ready to give it a try?
Read on to discover everything you need to know to get it right. We’ve answered some of the most pressing questions you might have.
Asian-Inspired Instant Pot Recipes
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- Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Curry Recipe
- Spicy Instant Pot Lo Mein Recipe
- Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe
- Instant Pot Copycat Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken
- Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
- Korean Ground Beef Recipe for the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Thai-Inspired Peanut Noodles
Can I Use Iceberg Lettuce Instead?
Our recipe calls for Romaine or Butter lettuce, since they retain the perfect texture and have a delicious taste as well, which complements the dish wonderfully.
If you don’t have either of these, you could stick to using iceberg lettuce instead. It is another great kind you could use that has a great taste, and wraps up your filling easily too.
Are Instant Pot Lettuce Wraps Healthy?
Lettuce wraps are generally considered healthy, and are often suggested for those following a low carb or keto diet.
When made right, they don’t just satisfy your taste buds, but also give you a good amount of fiber and other nutrients- perfect if you’re not a veggie person.
This lettuce wrap in particular, is also rich in protein (thanks to the ground chicken) and contains chestnuts, which packs in folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B.
All these nutrients will help with everything from boosting the immune system and improving digestive health to giving the body a good dose of antioxidants and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Can I Use Another Meat?
If you don’t have ground chicken or are just looking for other options, you can definitely tweak things around a bit in the recipe.
Ground beef can be another excellent stuffing option, and if you’re a vegetarian, you can try using soya granules or some chopped veggies too.
Serving Tips & Suggestions
While these lettuce wraps can actually be a complete meal themselves, if you’re looking to take things up a notch, or just have some guests coming up and are looking to put in a teeny bit of extra effort, here are some good suggestions to get you started on.
- A spicy corn salad
- Sticky and crispy sesame cauliflower
- Stir fried veggies
- Stir fried green beans
- A bowl of soup
- Veggie dumplings
- Sesame noodles
These lettuce wraps might just be your next favorite go-to meal when you’re in a time crunch, or are just craving for some takeout but still don’t want to indulge in something unhealthy, and are basically looking to stick to your clean eating routine.
Ready to get started? Here are the ingredients and the quick recipe!
Instant Pot Supplies
- Kitchen Scale– A kitchen scale is a must to have for so many recipes in order to have accurate measurements. This is something that is often overlooked in recipes.
- Meat Thermometer– Having a meat thermometer is essential. I have gone through so many ‘inexpensive’ thermometers that I finally invested in a heavy duty digital thermometer from BBQ guys. It was so worth it!
- Instant Pot Inner Pot – I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
- Silicone Lid for Instant Pot– I’m not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
- 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners– If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.
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More Instant Pot Dinner Recipes
- Spanish Rice: Instant Pot Rice Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Curry Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Beef Enchiladas
- Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe
- Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Pilaf Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Salmon Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Mexican Casserole Recipe
- Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 1 head of butter lettuce or Romaine lettuce
- 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons low salt soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon low salt soy sauce
- 1 splash rice vinegar
- Press sauté mode on Instant Pot. Once the Pot gets hot, add olive oil.
- Sauté your ground chicken and chopped onions until the meat is no longer pink.
- While the chicken and onions cook, mix together all ingredients for the sauce.
- Once the chicken is cooked, add in the sauce. Stir until all incorporated. Turn off sauté mode by pressing cancel.
- Close the Instant Pot with the lid and close the value. Turn on the Instant Pot by choosing High Pressure for 2 minutes.
- When the cooking has finished, all the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes.
- Once the 10 minutes is done, manually release.
- Unscrew the lid and remove. Select cancel, and then sauté mode.
- Add in the water chestnuts and allow the mixture to thicken and simmer for 5 minutes.
- After the 5 minutes, add in the green onions. Stir and incorporate well.
- Serve immediately in a lettuce leaf alongside the sauce. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 1340mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 40g