Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

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I can’t get enough of these chicken quinoa lettuce wraps. They agree with me. I can eat a boat load and still feel pretty awesome. If you’ve tried our shrimp lettuce wraps, you’ll be wild about these. I love the addition of quinoa; making it a well-rounded meal and the quinoa keeps you full longer. Anytime we make these lettuce wraps, there are never leftovers.

We’ve tested other recipes for peanut dipping sauce and nothing compares to this one. This sauce is BOSS. It’s creamy, easy, and has just two ingredients. It’s finished in several shakes to the theme song “everything is awesome.” – Have you seen the Lego Movie? It’s so silly and hilarious. You’ll either laugh through it or turn it off after 10 minutes, or you’ll be like me and watch it twice and laugh every time they mention “the kragle” or the “powleesh remover of nayil.” O-K. Back to the sauce. It definitely induces serious cravings!

We took these to my sisters house and her family devoured them quickly! P.S. the kiddos love these best with ranch.

Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients For the Chicken:

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled or sautéed and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated, or 1/4 tsp dried ginger powder
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

Ingredients for the Wraps:

2 heads of Boston, Bib or Butter Lettuce
2 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa 
1 medium or 3 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 large or 2 medium Carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1/4 bunch of fresh Cilantro

Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for the Peanut Dipping Sauce:

3/4 cup Newman’s Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing (P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you’re gluten free, try: Braggs ginger sesame)
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter (microwave 30 sec if peanut butter refrigerated)
1/3 cup chopped peanuts, optional topping

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How to Prepare the Teriyaki Chicken:

1. In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients of your marinade: 2 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated ( or 1/4 tsp dried ginger powder) and 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil.

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2. Place chicken breast in a medium bowl, add marinade and stir to coat the chicken evenly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes (prep your veggies in the mean time).

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3. Once chicken is marinated, heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the chicken along with some of the oil in the marinade and sauté until caramelized and browned on both sides and fully cooked. If chicken breasts are very large, you might cover with the lid when sautéing the second side for the chicken to cook through.

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4. Remove from heat and let chicken breasts rest on a cutting board 5 minutes before cutting into it, then slice into thin strips on the diagonal.

*How I Cooked Quinoa:

Rinse quinoa in a fine colander until water runs clear to get rid of any natural bitterness. Quinoa is cooked similar to rice. The ratio is 3/4 cup dry quinoa to 1 1/2 cups filtered water. I cooked mine in the rice maker on the white rice setting without adding any salt or butter and it was done after about 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a bowl to cool. You want it to be room temp or cooler before using in lettuce wraps.

How to make the best peanut dipping sauce:

1. Combine 3/4 cup sesame ginger dressing with 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter and whisk together or shake together in a tupperware with a tight fitting lid. Transfer to a small bowl and top with chopped peanuts if using.

The best (and easiest!) creamy peanut sauce for lettuce wraps! @natashaskitchen

How to Serve Lettuce Wraps:

1. Place all prepared vegetables on a platter: lettuce, sliced cucumbers, sliced carrots and sprigs of cilantro. Add your bowls of chicken, quinoa, and peanut sauce to the serving platter

Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

2. You can either pre-assemble the lettuce wraps or let your hungry folks assemble their own (my favorite method!). Start with the lettuce leaf, add a heaping Tbsp of cooked quinoa, a strip or two of chicken breast, sliced cucumber and carrots along with a couple sprigs of cilantro. Drizzle with prepared creamy peanut sauce and be prepared to love this. (P.S. If kids are eating this, they might love it more with ranch). You’ll be running back for more!

Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchenHave you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

5 from 25 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Have you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen
These are a meal in themselves. They are quick to make and easy to assemble. They’re really self serve and definitely encourage fun conversation at the dinner table. I love the addition of quinoa; making it a well-rounded meal and the quinoa keeps you full longer. About the sauce: we've tested other recipes for peanut dipping sauce and nothing compares to this one. This sauce is BOSS. It's creamy, easy, and has just two ingredients. It definitely induces serious cravings! P.S. the kiddos love these best with ranch.
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 -8

For the Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled or sautéed and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated, or 1/4 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

For the Wraps:

  • 2 heads of Boston, Bib or Butter Lettuce
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa, *see notes below on how I made it
  • 1 medium or 3 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large or 2 medium Carrots, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh Cilantro

For the Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Newman’s Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing, P.S. this dressing contains wheat so if you’re gluten free, try: Braggs ginger sesame
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, microwave 30 sec if peanut butter refrigerated
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts, optional topping

Instructions

How to Prepare the Teriyaki Chicken:

  • In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients of your marinade: 2 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated ( or 1/4 tsp dried ginger powder) and
  • /2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • Place chicken breast in a medium bowl, add marinade and stir to coat the chicken evenly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes (prep your veggies in the mean time).
  • Once chicken is marinated, heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the chicken along with some of the oil in the marinade and sauté until caramelized and browned on both sides and fully cooked. If chicken breasts are very large, you might cover with the lid when sautéing the second side for the chicken to cook through.
  • Remove from heat and let chicken breasts rest on a cutting board 5 minutes before cutting into it, then slice into thin strips on the diagonal.

*How I Cooked Quinoa:

  • Rinse quinoa in a fine colander until water runs clear to get rid of any natural bitterness. Quinoa is cooked similar to rice. The ratio is 3/4 cup dry quinoa to 1 1/2 cups filtered water. I cooked mine in the rice maker on the white rice setting without adding any salt or butter and it was done after about 20 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a bowl to cool. You want it to be room temp or cooler before using in lettuce wraps.

How to make the best peanut dipping sauce

  • Combine 3/4 cup sesame ginger dressing with 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter and whisk together or shake together in a tupperware with a tight fitting lid. Transfer to a small bowl and top with chopped peanuts if using.

How to Serve:

  • Place all prepared vegetables on a platter: lettuce, sliced cucumbers, sliced carrots and sprigs of cilantro. Add your bowls of chicken, quinoa, and peanut sauce to the serving platter.
  • You can either pre-assemble the lettuce wraps or let your hungry folks assemble their own (my favorite method!). Start with the lettuce leaf, add a heaping Tbsp of cooked quinoa, a strip or two of chicken breast, sliced cucumber and carrots along with a couple sprigs of cilantro. Drizzle with prepared creamy peanut sauce and be prepared to love this.

Notes

*The nutrition calculator is an estimate only and will depend on the type of dressing used. 

Nutrition Per Serving

425kcal Calories25g Carbs17g Protein29g Fat4g Saturated Fat11g Polyunsaturated Fat12g Monounsaturated Fat0.01g Trans Fat24mg Cholesterol898mg Sodium603mg Potassium4g Fiber6g Sugar3540IU Vitamin A4mg Vitamin C56mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
425
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
24
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
898
mg
39
%
Potassium
 
603
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
3540
IU
71
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
56
mg
6
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 425
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Final Final Picmonkey Hashtag bannerHave you tried lettuce wraps? You'll love these! P.S. this peanut sauce is boss. You'll want to hang on to this recipe! @natashaskitchen

These are a meal in themselves. They are quick to make and easy to assemble. They’re really self serve and definitely encourage fun conversation at the dinner table. And,… I’m hungry again.

Have you tried making lettuce wraps? What are your favorite toppings?

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Grace Lawson
    January 17, 2024

    These sound wonderful but the nutrition label doesn’t work. Can you provide nutrition information? Thanks much!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      January 17, 2024

      HI Grace, I added the nutrition label but keep in mind it can vary by the type of dressing you use. Our system didn’t recognize the dressing that I used but here is a link to the Sesame Ginger Dressing from the brands website which has the nutrition label on it.

      Reply

  • Roxane Lemire
    March 25, 2023

    I am a big fan. This recipe is miammmmm.

    I just want to say that here in Quebec we dont have the Paul Newman products, so if you have an alternative it would be great.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 26, 2023

      Hi Roxanne! Thank you. I am not familiar with what brands may be available for purchase in your location. I made mention of Braggs Ginger Sesame but any Sesame Ginger Dressing would be ok to use. 🙂

      Reply

  • Enkh
    March 15, 2023

    Hi Natasha,

    I made this with beef. Since i could not find ginger sesame sauce in my country, I found some recipe from internet and made the sauce by myself. My 2 no-veg eaters actually ate and liked it. Please suggest more healthy and kid friendly recipes.
    thanks,

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 16, 2023

      Great to hear that you liked this recipe with beef too! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • nancy szofran
    April 20, 2022

    Please include nutritional information. The link in this recipe sent to a page about Web Accessibility. Thanks

    Reply

  • D
    January 13, 2020

    Omg – i just made quinoa using my rice cooker – no more guessing, clumps, overflows. Thank you so much! I plan to make the chicken wraps with Boston lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, chicken with rice paper.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review

      Reply

  • L
    January 12, 2020

    I wanted to use ground turkey or ground pork, how much of the marinade could I use with one pound of ground meat?

    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      Hi L, the average chicken breast weighs 5-6 ounces. I haven’t weighed it that way but that should be around one pound for two breasts.

      Reply

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