Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with cashews come together in minutes for an easy fake-out of this restaurant favorite. Completely transform last night’s chicken dinner with this cook once, eat twice meal!

Easy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe

I sure hope you have some extra Blackened Chicken Breast with a touch of honey tucked away! If so, these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps will come together in minutes. Minutes. (I’m just saying, my mantra is: it’s always a good idea to make lots of chicken when you’re cooking!) If so, this is a cook once, eat twice meal.

And…if that’s something that you’d like to do more of, then hop down to the bottom of this post and see all of the healthy, cook once, eat twice recipes my nutritionist and healthy-minded blogger friends are sharing today. But first…

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Tips and Tricks

Ingredients for Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here are all the ingredients you need to make these tasty wraps:

  • A big bowl of thinly sliced cabbage (I used a bagged coleslaw mix of green and red cabbage and carrots)
  • Fresh cilantro and green onions are piled on top of the cabbage
  • Asian-inspired dressing is tossed with the cabbage
  • Cashews
  • Leafy green lettuce
  • And of course, cubed Blackened Chicken Breast with a touch of honey!

Asian Chicken Salad with Cashews

I’m not going to lie to you. Things can get messy.

It helps to use nice, big leaves, like green leafy lettuce, that you can wrap around the filling.

On the other hand, big romaine lettuce leaves make a nice sturdy shell.

Whatever you do, ahemm, eat them in the proper company. 🙂

Or, turn this recipe into a salad. No judgment here!

Easy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

If you choose to go the lettuce wrap route. You will not be disappointed.

I truly did not miss the flour tortilla. Instead, I kinda felt like I was eating a salad with my hands…and…well, I liked it!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
 
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps topped with cashews come together in minutes for an easy fake-out of this restaurant favorite.
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Serves: 6-8 lettuce leaves
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of thinly sliced green cabbage (I used a bag of cabbage prepped for coleslaw that had red cabbage and carrots mixed in)
  • 1 batch of Asian Dressing (see ingredients below)
  • 3 cups of cooked and cubed Blackened Chicken Breasts
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (more to taste!)
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup of cashews, chopped
  • 1 head of green leafy lettuce, washed, dried and separated into single pieces
Dressing
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 2 Tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine.
  2. Toss cabbage and Asian Dressing together in a large bowl.
  3. Fold in chicken, cilantro and green onions.
  4. Scoop chicken/cabbage mixture into the center of a piece of lettuce and top with cashews. (The amount will vary depending upon the size of the lettuce leaf.)

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. I love lettuce wraps! I have never made them at home before. Need to try.

  2. Marjory, I love, love, love your selection of ingredients. Cashews and cilantro. Chicken and green onions. What’s not to love? These look so tasty and healthy!

  3. I love the cashews in this…I never think cashews with salad but great idea

  4. I love recipes that re-purpose all ready cooked chicken or turkey. You turned this into a kid friendly meal, they love to at with their hands!

  5. Well, I dont have any of that chicken tucked away, but I wish I did! I love lettuce wraps, mess be darned. 😉 These are great flavors, and something I’d be happy to eat any day of the week.

  6. i love the cashews in these wraps. Such an easy healthy weeknight meal!

  7. I just love these flavors and I happen to have some chicken (just need to grab some lettuce), and then off I go to make these fab wraps!!

  8. I rarely make Asian food at home but this makes me want to change my meal plan and make it immediately! Looks so delicious!

  9. I always cook extra chicken too so that I have it on hand for quick meals like this. And I can never resist a good lettuce wrap!

  10. mmmm leafy lettuce is so perfect for these wraps! I need to make some of these for lunch!

  11. I always feel like slightly rebellious when eating lettuce wraps, because something about it feels so wrong but tastes so right. I love how quickly this recipe comes together!

  12. I love lettuce wraps! Your take on it looks fabulous. I must try this recipe!! YUM!!

  13. These wraps look delicious! Love that cabbage slaw (one of my favorite vegetables of all time!) and you can never go wrong with a tangy Asian dressing.

  14. I want to make this right this very minute. Not only is it healthy it’s also gorgeous. A total must try.

  15. I adore lettuce wraps — and these look incredible. Might have to add something like this to next week’s meal plan!

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