Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m a major peanut sauce fanatic. The more the merrier because it makes everything taste amazing.

And we’re also big fans of lettuce wraps. I have a Mexican version and a P.F. Chang’s Copycat Recipe.

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, HEALTHY, and the peanut sauce is the BEST!! Great flavors and textures in every bite of these IRRESISTIBLE wraps!!

It was time to incorporate my love of peanut sauce into peanut chicken lettuce wraps.

The wraps are easy, ready in 20 minutes, healthy, naturally gluten-free, light yet satisfying, and loaded with so much peanut flavor.

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Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, HEALTHY, and the peanut sauce is the BEST!! Great flavors and textures in every bite of these IRRESISTIBLE wraps!!

The wraps have crunch and texture from carrots, peppers, sugar snap peas, lettuce, and peanuts which is a perfect contrast to the tender, juicy chicken.

The chicken is so moist because it cooks in peanut sauce and I finished the wraps by spooning more peanut sauce on top. As I said, the more the merrier.

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, HEALTHY, and the peanut sauce is the BEST!! Great flavors and textures in every bite of these IRRESISTIBLE wraps!!

If you’ve never made peanut sauce, it’s literally a 2 minute endeavor and made with ingredients you likely have in your pantry. It’s healthier than store bought peanut sauces because you’re controlling the ingredients and far more cost-effective.

The best part of all is that homemade definitely tastes better than anything you can buy.

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - EASY, ready in 20 minutes, HEALTHY, and the peanut sauce is the BEST!! Great flavors and textures in every bite of these IRRESISTIBLE wraps!!

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Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The wraps are easy, ready in 20 minutes, healthy, naturally gluten-free, light yet satisfying, and loaded with so much peanut flavor. They have crunch and texture from carrots, peppers, lettuce, and peanuts which is a perfect contrast to the tender, juicy chicken. The chicken is so moist because it cooks in peanut sauce and I finished the wraps by spooning more peanut sauce on top. Homemade peanut sauce takes 2 minutes to make, it's healthier than store bought, far more cost-effective, and tastes better.

Yield: serves 3 to 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 10 minutes

Total Time: about 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Peanut Sauce

  • heaping 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste

Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 to 1 cup red bell peppers, diced small
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • butter lettuce leaves, for serving (look for 'living lettuce' at the store; will likely have the root attached)
  • about 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts, roughly chopped if desired

Directions:

  1. Peanut Sauce - To a medium bowl add the peanut butter, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, salt, pepper, optional cayenne, and whisk to combine until smooth and incorporated. Taste, check for seasoning and flavor balance, and make any necessary adjustments (i.e. more honey, more peanut butter, more salt, more sesame oil, etc.); set aside to use when cooking the chicken and for drizzling over wraps.
  2. Chicken - To a large skillet, add the oils, chicken, evenly season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces.
  3. Add the carrots, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, and stir to combine. Cook over medium-low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until vegetables are warmed through.
  4. Add about 1/3 cup of the peanut sauce and stir to coat all pieces of chicken evenly. Cook for about 1 minute or until warmed through; toss and spoon the peanut sauce over chicken and vegetables.
  5. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the mixture into each lettuce leaf.
  6. Evenly garnish with cilantro, optional peanuts, and drizzle with additional peanut sauce, to taste. Recipe is best warm and fresh but filling will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Peanut Chicken with Peanut Noodles

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12 comments

  1. We loved the PF Chang copycat wraps and peanut chicken salad so I know we’ll love these too. I keep thinking I used to be able to find small heads of Boston bibb (years  ago). They were the perfect size and shape  but lately I have used the living lettuce as well. Perhaps I need to just grow my own next year!! Have a nice holiday tomorrow:)

    • Have a wonderful holiday too and yes sometimes it can be tricky to find certain produce. I can’t tell you how many different grocery stores I go to daily/weekly! lol! Happy Fourth!

  2. Peanut butter is my spirit animal so these look divine! I love that you have an entire cookbook dedicated to peanut butter. We may be soul sisters!

  3. These wraps look absolutely fantastic! My Hubby will inhale them!

  4. Shawnna Griffin Reply

    hey girl- these wraps look so yummy!

  5. Is there such a thing as too much peanut sauce? I don’t think so! These wraps look delicious, Averie! 

  6. I’ve had this page up on my computer for days and FINALLY got to make it last night. So amazing!! Thank you :) Any day I get to enjoy peanut butter for dinner is a good day in my books!!

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