Asian Lettuce Wraps is a healthy, low-carb, easy lunch that involves no cooking. Lettuce filled with leftover rotisserie chicken, crunchy coleslaw and an easy homemade peanut butter sauce!
One of the best things I did recently was grow my own lettuce in my lil’ home garden. It is difficult to get hold of freshy and crispy lettuce leaves here, high up in the mountains especially because that’s not part of the vegetation.
I grew the Butterhead Lettuce leaves and it came in handy during this quarantine period. We had a lot more salads than usual – and most of the coleslaws including a handful of chopped lettuce.
That’s when I thought I should share an easy recipe with pantry staples. Also, don’t you think Lettuce wraps is a bl@@dy brilliant idea! Genuis, isn’t it? Instead of making tortillas, use a lettuce leaf to wrap!
You may also use them as ‘boats’ instead of wrapping.
Asian Lettuce Wraps is made with leftover rotisserie chicken.
What is Rotisserie Chicken? How different is it from Tandoori Chicken?
The principle behind both Rotisserie and Tandoori chicken is almost the same. It’s just some grilled chicken. There is a big BUT coming up though.
Tandoori Chicken is prepped with a delicious marinade of Indian spices and yogurt first. The marinated chicken is allowed to rest for hours so that it tenderizes the meat. The chicken is then cooked in a tandoor and the flavor! Masha Allah! It’s out of the world!
A rotisserie chicken is equally delicious but in different ways. The chicken is rubbed with seasoning and skewered on a rotating spit (like Tandoor). This turning cooks the chicken evenly. The rotisserie chicken doesn’t use yogurt for marination and can also be cooked in an oven.
We had some leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before. For preparing the Asian Lettuce Wraps, the vegetables were chopped and a dressing was made.
These Asian Lettuce Wraps come together in under 10 minutes and are insanely yummy. They are fun to eat, simply add the chicken and veggies, top it with some dressing, wrap and stuff it in your mouth.
Low-carb and Weight Watcher Diet friendly, this is an easy recipe you can prepare if you are following a Ketogenic diet.
How to Make Peanut Butter Sauce
To make the Peanut Butter sauce, mix together organic peanut butter ( I used the crunchy variety), honey, vinegar, olive oil, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, pepper, minced garlic, and salt.
How to Assemble Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Shred the leftover rotisserie chicken. You may also use tandoori chicken/grilled chicken/barbecue chicken.
- Gather all the vegetables you want to use. I used some finely chopped onions, green bell pepper, jalapenos, and spring onion greens. You may also use cabbage, shredded carrot, bean sprouts, cucumber, or some sauteed mushrooms. Just go wild!
- Arrange the lettuce leaves on a platter. Place the vegetables one after the other, in this case, onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, spring onion greens.
- Spoon some shredded chicken.
- Add a generous amount of dressing.
- Wrap and eat! Yum!
You may thank me later! 🙂
Do You Have a Vegetarian Alternative?
Yup. How about adding some roasted cauliflower or paneer (cottage cheese)? Mushrooms and sweet corn works too.
Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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