Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are an easy chicken recipe with ingredients wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, delicious lunch or an appetizer!

easy chicken lettuce wraps

For these Chicken Lettuce Wraps, simply make the peanut-inspired dressing, chop the chicken and vegetables, and then mix together and let the guests assemble. For a fresh snack or meal, we also love these fresh summer spring rolls.

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps remind me of P.F. Changs, the restaurant that made chicken wraps go viral. And to show people how easy they are to make at home.

Our recipe tastes just as good, if not better!

a crunchy lettuce wrap

Why we love this recipe

  • You only need 20 minutes to make these fresh and delicious wraps.
  • Serve them for an appetizer or main dish (delish for lunch!)
  • Casual, easy recipe for any time of year!

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Gather these simple ingredients

For the dressing:

  • Peanut Butter: or any nut butter with a crunch
  • Fresh ginger + garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Rice vinegar
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce: or you can use coconut aminos
  • Chili paste, or some other hot sauce (optional)
  • Peanuts: optional to chop for topping
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

For the lettuce cups:

  • Chicken: we use a rotisserie chicken
  • Shredded red cabbage: you can mix in any kind of chopped cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Boston bibb lettuce: or any lettuce that has sturdy lettuce leaves

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Use a crunch-like textured peanut butter, preferably with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and zero trans fats per serving.

You can also make this recipe gluten-free–a perfect snack for the summer months!

Optional to serve with our Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad (crowd-pleaser!)

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

How do you make lettuce wraps?

  1. Make the dressing in a food processor or blender by adding the peanut butter, ginger, garlic, oil, lime juice, vinegar, honey, sugar, soy sauce.
  2. Blend until smooth; salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Next, make the wraps. In a large bowl, toss the chicken, cabbage, bell pepper and cilantro.
  4. Add dressing to taste and toss.
  5. Arrange lettuce into two-ply cups and fill each with a scoop of the chicken. Serve!

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tips and substitutions:

  • Instead of using rotisserie chicken, you can use ground chicken or ground turkey or beef. You can also use pulled pork.
  • If you want to make vegetarian lettuce wraps, use tofu.
  • Add your favorite veggies, like mushrooms, more bell peppers, and even zucchini. Fresh cucumbers also add a refreshing crunch.
  • Use any nut butter: We’ve also used almond butter and cashew butter for this recipe. Make sure the nut butter has a crunch to it.
  • You can garnish the wraps with fried rice noodles!
  • Serve on the side sriracha mayo, chili garlic sauce, or peanut sauce.
  • Optional to use the meat mixture in a lettuce wrap, or for grain, noodle, or rice bowls. Delish!

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love to feed people. It’s what I learned from my parents, and it’s fun. And when people come over, there’s usually food involved.

Set out drinks, fruit, and the ingredients.

And let your guests dive in!

ENJOY!

More Lettuce Wrap Recipes:

Salmon Spring Rolls

Crunchy Southwest Lettuce Wraps

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Lettuce Wraps 

Meatball Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps are an easy chicken recipe with ingredients wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves, delicious lunch or an appetizer!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8

Ingredients
 

For the dressing:

  • ½ cup Peanut Butter, or any nut butter with a crunch
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chili paste, or some other hot sauce (optional)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

For the lettuce cups:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat roughly chopped (not shredded), bones and skin discarded
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage, or a mix of colored cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
  • 1 head Boston bibb lettuce, or any sturdy lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

  • Make the dressing in a food processor or blender by adding the peanut butter, ginger, garlic, oil, lime juice, vinegar, honey, sugar, soy sauce. Blend until smooth; salt and pepper to taste.

Make the wraps:

  • In a large bowl, toss the chicken, cabbage, bell pepper and cilantro. Add dressing to taste and toss.
  • Arrange lettuce into two-ply cups and fill each with a scoop of the chicken. Serve!

Notes

Reposted from April 2016.
Cuisine: Thai
Course: Main Course
Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 577mg, Potassium: 278mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 4153IU, Vitamin C: 36mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg
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