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Cashew and Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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5 from 1 vote

Cashew and Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Cashew and Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps make an easy, flavorful weeknight meal!


  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • ¼ cup fat free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce, found by the other Asian sauces
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb uncooked ground chicken breast, keep an eye out for breast meat only, it’s leaner – can also sub ground turkey breast
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 12 leaves of Boston or Bibb lettuce


  • Preheat your oven to 350 and spread your cashews across a baking sheet in a single layer. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden and toasty. Set aside to cool and then chop into pieces once cool to the touch.
  • Combine the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch in a small mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined. Set aside.
  • Pour the canola oil into a large (12-inch) skillet and bring to medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir. Cook garlic for around 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the ground chicken to the garlic and cook, breaking the chicken up into bite sized pieces using a spatula or wooden spoon, for 4-6 minutes until cooked through and browned.
  • Add the scallions and the sauce mixture from step 2 and cook, stirring continuously, for another 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in the basil and cashews until well combine and remove from heat.
  • Spoon the filling into the lettuce leaves and serve! Each serving is about ¾ cup of filling, so 3 leaves with ¼ cup each is an easy way to create a serving.


MyWW SmartPoints per (3/4 cup + lettuce) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
10 per (3/4 cup) serving (P+ calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below from eating in the Middle)
Nutrition Information per serving as published in Eating in the Middle:
371 calories, 40 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 16 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 17 g protein, 6 g fiber
Recipe from Eating in the Middle by Andie Mitchell