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Signature Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Crunchy Carrot Slaw

Hello Zesties!! Excited, as usual, to bring this week back with a new recipe.

After a weekend of pizza and chicken and chips (which is tradition on Saturday and Sunday), I knew I had to make something healthier to get back on track and start the week off right. Also, this recipe is a signature because it is similar to P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps. Of course, nothing will be as good as getting them direct from P.F. Chang’s, but this will suffice as we don’t have a P.F. Chang’s in Australia.

Blake and I also went grocery shopping for the first time in 2 weeks and you should all know I absolutely despise grocery shopping. Maybe it’s because there are too many people outside now that obviously have no idea what they need and wander aimlessly about the grocery store or maybe it’s because I am tempted to buy all the snacks. But for me, I have a list I have to stick to it (sorry snacks), I like to get in and get out in less than an hour – if I am extremely lucky 30 minutes. Not that I have anything better to do, but because I hate grocery shopping.
If you’re like me, I linked all the necessary ingredients so you can also skip the grocery store and have it delivered straight to your door 😉 (Full disclosure: I do not have the links for fresh food, but you can find this through Instacart (11/10 recommend, I loved using Instacart) or Amazon Grocery in America)

ANYWAY. I digress. Let’s get to this recipe.

This recipe is filled with all the good stuff: chicken, cashews, teriyaki sauce, carrots, lettuce…I meant good as in good for you. Eating this meal always makes me feel slightly lighter and satisfied. Add in the cashews for some crunch (or omit completely if preferred) and the carrot slaw adds some nice crunch and flavor and beautiful color.

INGREDIENTS – Lettuce Wraps


  • 2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 White Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Purple Cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • Sprinkle Salt/Pepper

HOW GOOD DO THEY LOOK?! So bright and refreshing and satisfying. This is a great summer recipe for dinner and I highly recommend adding this into your dinner/lunch rotation. Even though it’s not summer here, it is still a great recipe to have and it is so easy to make! Also, it saves really well. Of course, the chicken and the slaw. I actually used the carrot slaw the next day on top of teriyaki meatballs (COMING SOON 👀)

That is it for this week! Next week is another lifestyle post and then in June I have a new SERIES coming out!! We love a good series, we also love a good newsletter also coming out in June 😊 (again, make sure you are subscribed)

Thank you everyone for checking in, I do daily updates on my Instagram and will (hopefully) have some exciting news soon.


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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