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)
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
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.
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.
3. Cut off the bottom of the lettuce and separate the leaves; rinse and dry the lettuce (I use a salad spinner).
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.
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.
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.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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.
- 2 boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki marinade, Yoshibas or Lawry's teriyaki w/ pineapple are good options
- 1 Boston Lettuce, (head of Bib/Boston/Butter lettuce)
- 2 carrots
- 1 bunch radishes
- 1 jicama, (small)
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 cup low-fat ginger sesame dressing, (Newman's Own brand)
- 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, (heaping Tablespoons)
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.
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.
Cut off the bottom of the lettuce and separate the leaves; rinse and dry the lettuce (I use a
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.
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.
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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I just made your dressing for my own, made up Chinese Chicken Salad, it was delicious. 💗
(Newman’s Ginger Sesame dressing and peanut butter).
Try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Hi Debbie! Thank you for sharing with us.
Looks amazing…. Is there nutritional info available or at least carb count for us keto peeps please? 😊
Hi Michele, I added a nutrition label to this one. It was a little difficult to find sesame ginger dressing though in our nutrition calculator and I imagine it will vary by brands.
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
I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed that, Nata! Thank you for that great review!
Would sesame butter work, my son’s allergic to peanuts and all nuts?
Hi Shirleen, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe
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:)
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 🙂
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!!!!!!
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!
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 🙂
You’re so welcome! It is a cool little root isn’t it? 🙂
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?
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 😉
This recipe is one of my favorite recipes! Have made it numerous times! Thank you for sharing..
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!!
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!
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!
Do you have any other asian recipes?
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.
Wow, that looks yummy and easy. And I love trying new foods–excited to try jicama.
I love water chestnuts and jicama sounds even better! Such an easy recipe for something totally new. Thanks.
Sounds yummy and so simple! I will try this.