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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is so flavorful and fresh tasting. The teachers and staff at my school love it because it's fun to put together. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped, divided
  • 6 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves


  • In a blender, combine the first 10 ingredients. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream; stir in cilantro. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, red pepper, onions, carrot and 1/4 cup peanuts. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide among lettuce leaves; sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Fold lettuce over filling.
Nutrition Facts
1 1/2 cup chicken salad: 284 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • Debglass11
    Feb 26, 2020

    Easy and absolutely delicious! I used full fat mayo and peanut butter and since I made more chicken, I doubled the sauce. Didn't have a red pepper, so I used a green bell pepper and it worked just fine. Love the fact that this recipe is low in carbs and simple to put together. Any leftover dressing can be used on a salad the next day! A keeper!

  • janetlutter
    Apr 30, 2019

    All of my family, including our two picky eaters, really liked this meal! I served the peanut sauce on the side in case the kids didn't liked it . One kid loved this sauce and the other preferred the Cheesecake Factory peanut sauce that I also made, just in case. This is a nice healthy meal, it also presents really nice and would be good for guests. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Shawn
    Dec 14, 2018

    We really enjoyed this dish, and the leftovers reheated beautifully for a healthy lunch. I will admit that I used PB2 in place of the reduced fat peanut butter, and added it directly to the mayo. It wasn’t quite as smooth as I think it would have been with the reduced fat version, but it did have a better peanut flavor. Will definitely make this again

  • NH-rescue
    Jan 8, 2018

    Healthy and tasty - a great combination! You can substitute peanut sauce for the peanut butter.The Bibb lettuce works well as a wrap. Nice luncheon dish!

  • Ham_Sammich
    Jun 5, 2017

    I made mine using a pound of lean ground chicken, which I seasoned lightly with salt and pepper. After fully cooked, I tossed in the bell pepper and carrots and briefly sauteed them. I then added the sauce at the end (using Natural PB in place of the reduced fat and 2 tsp of Jalapeno Olive Oil in lieu of the canola oil) and served the dish warm. YUMMO! Definitely adding this to the rotation!

  • angelasandoval
    May 3, 2017

    Used regular Hellmann's and natural peanut butter (what we had on hand) and omitted red pepper. Whole family loved it!

  • DianeMom
    Feb 22, 2016

    Excellent. In AZ I like something that doesn't have to be hot for dinner. This is an excellent combination of flavors. Don't over do it on the dressing. Save some for another batch of wraps later.

  • mmonda1202
    May 9, 2015

    This was amazing. I made this to try with the intention of adding this to our list of summer meals. Way better than PF Chang's. My son absolutely loved it, but he is not a picky eater and likes to try new things.

  • peaches4277
    Jun 15, 2014

    Really refreshing on a hot evening. I replaced the chopped red pepper with 1 cup cooked and cooled edamame.

  • neudorfshots
    Jun 2, 2014

    Very very good! An amazing blend of flavors and textures. Have made it twice already - perfect for a light summer dinner. I substituted tahini for the sesame oil - turned out perfect.