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Terah’s Delicious Lettuce Wraps

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These lettuce wraps were my favorite menu item at Chili’s until they discontinued them. The peanut dipping sauce tastes just like I remember it.

Lettuce wraps are a healthy option for lunch or dinner. Vadim’s co-worker, Terah Clemons, shared this recipe with him and it is definitely a family favorite. We’ve made it several times; lunch for two, and even dinner for 8. Everyone loves it. We always eat it like we’re starving.

Try it and you’ll see exactly what I mean! It’s simple to prepare, especially if you have a mandolin to do the veggie slicing. The only thing that needs cooking is the chicken. Thank you Terah!

Ingredients for the Lettuce Wraps:

2 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Teriyaki marinade (Yoshibas or Lawry’s teriyaki w/ pineapple are good options)
1 head of Bib/Boston/Butter lettuce (it has many names)
2 carrots
1 bunch radishes
1 small jicama
1/2 bunch of cilantro

Ingredients for the dipping sauce:

1 cup Newman’s Own low-fat ginger sesame dressing
2 heaping Tbsp creamy peanut butter

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How to Make Lettuce Wraps:

1. Marinate the chicken breasts for 20 min in about 1/2 cup of teriyaki marinade. Than grill the chicken or saute in oil until cooked through. Set a side.

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2. While chicken is still grilling, cut the carrots, jicama and radishes julienne-style (matchstick strips) Note: If I’m in a hurry, I grate the carrots  and pulse the radishes in a food processor.

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3. Cut off the bottom of the lettuce and separate the leaves; rinse and dry the lettuce (I use a salad spinner).

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4. To make a dipping sauce, pour 1 cup of Newman’s Own dressing into a container with lid and add 2 heaping Tbsp of peanut butter. Cover and shake well until the consistency is smooth.

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5. When the chicken rested for at least 5 minutes, slice it into strips. Than load everything onto a large platter and make it self-serve. To serve, place some chicken and vegetables on a lettuce leaf and add desired amount of peanut sauce.

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Enjoy!

Notes:

Jicama is a root vegetable that is a cross between an apple and a water chestnut. To me, it tastes like the skins of fresh garden peas. The bib lettuce and jicama are available at the grocery stores like Winco and Fred Meyer.

Terah's Delicious Lettuce Wraps

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This was my favorite menu item at Chili's until they discontinued it. The peanut dipping sauce tastes just like I remember it. Lettuce wraps are a healthy option for lunch or dinner. Vadim's co-worker, Terah Clemons, shared this recipe with him about a month ago and its already a family favorite. We've made it several times; lunch for two, and even dinner for 8. Everyone loved it. It's simple to prepare, especially if you have a mandolin to do the veggie slicing. The only thing that needs cooking is the chicken. Thank you Terah!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$13
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki marinade Yoshibas or Lawry's teriyaki w/ pineapple are good options
  • 1 head of Bib/Boston/Butter lettuce it has many names
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 small jicama
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Newman's Own low-fat ginger sesame dressing
  • 2 heaping Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken breasts for 20 min in about 1/2 cup of the marinade. Than grill the chicken or saute in oil until cooked through. Set a side.
  2. While chicken is still grilling, cut the carrots, jicama and radishes
  3. julienne-style (matchstick strips). Note: If I'm in a hurry, I grate the carrots and pulse the radishes in a food processor.
  4. Cut off the bottom of the lettuce and separate the leaves; rinse and dry the lettuce (I use a
  5. salad spinner).
  6. To make a dipping sauce, pour 1 cup of Newman's Own dressing into a container with lid and add 2 heaping Tbsp of peanut butter. Cover and shake well until the consistency is smooth.
  7. When the chicken rested for at least 5 minutes, slice it into strips. Than load everything onto a large platter and make it self-serve. To serve, place some chicken and vegetables on a lettuce leaf and add desired amount of peanut sauce.

Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Jicama is a root vegetable that is a cross between an apple and a water chestnut. To me, it tastes like the skins of fresh garden peas.
The bib lettuce and jicama are now available at Winco and at FredMeyer.

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  • Nata K
    October 10, 2019

    DELICIOUS… Very tasty ,very easy to make and very light not heavy and I love that great appetizer and so pretty too for sure will be making it again Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2019

      I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed that, Nata! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Shirleen
    May 7, 2019

    Would sesame butter work, my son’s allergic to peanuts and all nuts? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2019

      Hi Shirleen, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Mary
    December 29, 2017

    I’m thinking to make my husband and I some lettuce wraps for dinner- would you recommend these wraps or the quinoa chicken lettuce wraps? Which do you recommend more? They both look delicious! Thanks:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 29, 2017

      Hi Mary, honestly, we make these (Tera’s) more often (only because they are easier without having to make the quinoa), but they are truly equally delicious. I guess it depends on whether or not you want grain 🙂 Reply

  • deann.mcgowan@yahoo.com
    March 17, 2016

    Is this the one they had in the restaurant at Chii’s.? I’m asking only cuz I’ve had so many wraps! I really loved the one at Chili’s so far cuz of the peanut sauce! Can’t find the same flavor! Would love the recipe!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 17, 2016

      We loved the ones at Chilis and this isn’t an exact copycat recipe but its pretty close. We are absolutely obsessed with this peanut sauce. It’s so easy and truly delicious. Let me know what you think of it! Reply

  • tonya
    August 30, 2014

    Delicious!!!! Just made it today for the first time.. and we loved it. I don’t like peanut butter usually but this was very tasty and lite perfect for lunch. Oh and first time trying jicama, and I loved it. Thank you to you and Terah 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 30, 2014

      You’re so welcome! It is a cool little root isn’t it? 🙂 Reply

  • Marina
    December 28, 2013

    I made this three times the past week!!! It is absolutely delicious, my husband(who’s really picky about food) loved it!! It says a lot about the dish if he likes it. The grilled chicken is key to this recipe!! It adds a lot more flavor. Can you add more dinner recipes to your favorites? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 28, 2013

      Awesome!! I’m so glad you liked it! I think I need to add more to that page all-together! 🙂 It needs an update desperately 😉 Reply

      • Marina
        January 2, 2014

        Thank you! Reply

  • YanaP
    July 1, 2012

    This recipe is one of my favorite recipes! Have made it numerous times! Thank you for sharing.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 1, 2012

      We are equally obsessed with it! They used to have nice lettuce wraps at Chili’s but don’t have them anymore. We had to find a replacement and I think these are even better and healthier than the restaurant ones! I get excited when someone else discovers one of our very very favorites!! Reply

  • Angela
    October 27, 2011

    I just left a comment a second ago but I was wondering if you knew of any asian/slavic fusion dishes? My boyfriend is Ukrainian and I’m part Korean and eat Korean food a lot. He’s used to more mild food but I like really pungent spicy food. I think Uzbek style korean food is a good half way point for us but do you have any recipes? Does your family have any asian-ish meals that you make frequently? Thank you, your blog is lovely! Reply

    • Natasha
      October 28, 2011

      I don’t really know any “fusion” dishes. Not that I can think of. I guess some of my Asian dishes take on a Slavic flare 🙂 Ukrainian/Russian people seem to love Asian food! Reply

  • morgan
    January 18, 2011

    Do you have any other asian recipes? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 18, 2011

      I do have a great stir fried rice recipe, but i’m not sure when I’ll get a chance to post. I’ll try to make it one of my next posts. Reply

  • Natalia K
    March 4, 2010

    Wow, that looks yummy and easy. And I love trying new foods–excited to try jicama. Reply

  • February 21, 2010

    I love water chestnuts and jicama sounds even better! Such an easy recipe for something totally new. Thanks. Reply

  • Veronica
    February 21, 2010

    Sounds yummy and so simple! I will try this. Reply

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