Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

5 from 5 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes



  • 2 large organic chicken breasts, trimmed and tenderized
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch, (thickener- can substitute with corn starch)
  • 1/3 cup sliced cashews
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup thinly chopped purple cabbage
  • 1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 head butter lettuce


  • Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet until hot, but not smoking. Add in onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 min.
  • Add chicken to brown for 5-7 minutes, then add coconut aminos. In a small bowl, dissolve the arrowroot starch with water then pour in with ginger, salt, pepper and stir. 
  • Add in sliced cashews and cover skillet with lid to let cook on medium-low heat for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve cashew chicken with toppings and in butter lettuce cups 🙂

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  1. 5 stars
    I love love love that so many of your recipes are naturally Whole30 compliant, super yummy, and easy to make! Tried this cashew chicken for the first time tonight and I’m hooked!

  2. 5 stars
    Supa good I changed a little on accident and added a Serrano pepper and it turned out great. That coconut aminos makes it so sweet!!!! Crunchy cashews are such a nice addition. The only problem that it was super messy but the flavors made that okay!

  3. 5 stars
    Okay these are incredibly tasty. My boyfriend have made them twice since we discovered them last week because they’re so easy, healthy, and delicious. Such a good recipe! We will be keeping this in our rotation for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and it was really tasty! Easy to make and it was a nice change from the typical ground turkey/chicken lettuce wraps. Thanks for the yummy recipe Rachael!