Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Light & Fresh Recipe Series

These chicken lettuce wraps are a light and fresh recipe that is perfect for lunch or an easy dinner. 

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Today’s a big day! Not only is this my first recipe post of the new year, but it’s also the kick start to this month’s recipe series, Light & Fresh. I know one of the most popular New Years resolutions we make is being more intentional about the foods we eat, and I’m here to help! For the month of January, I will be sharing some of my favorite Light & Fresh recipes with you, that are full of flavor, use fresh ingredients, and that your body will love. I am so excited for this, and I know you are going to fall head over heels with some of the awesome recipes I have planned. 2017 is gonna be epic! 

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Now on to the recipe… Lettuce wraps are a lot of fun. There are so many different ways you can go with them, but the most common is with a little Asian flair. I decided to go for a lighter version of orange chicken with lots of veggies. The result? Some killer chicken wraps! These wraps are perfect for taking to work for lunch, or even for a light dinner that your family will love. To make packing lunch easier you can bring the filling in a container, and the prepped lettuce in a sandwich bag. When it’s time for lunch, just wrap it up and you’re good to go!

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For the filling, I made an orange sauce with fresh orange juice, water, rice vinegar and soy sauce. I added some cooked chicken breast, mushrooms and julienned butternut squash. Easy and full of flavor!
One of my favorite life hacks lately has been using the shredded rotisserie chicken breast you can buy in bulk from Costco. It cuts down on cook time, and I don’t have to worry about cleaning a whole cooked chicken. Win-win, y’all. I swear, the membership to Costco is worth it just for the chicken… And their awesome samples, of course! 

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps


  • Author: Rebecca Hicks
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 5 1x

Description

These chicken lettuce wraps are a light and fresh recipe that is perfect for lunch or an easy dinner.


Ingredients

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For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 6 small oranges)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

For the wraps

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup butternut squash, julienned
  • 1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 5 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Spinach leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat the sauce ingredients at medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir continually until sauce has thickened (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the mushrooms and butternut squash until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and veggies to the sauce and stir together.
  4. Prep the lettuce by washing the leaves and cutting off the thin, tougher part of the leaf (closest to the stem).
  5. In the center of the lettuce, spoon out about 1/3 cup of the mixture. Top with spinach, and roll up. Hold the wrap together with toothpicks.
  6. Enjoy your wraps with a warm or cold filling.

Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is your favorite way to lighten up one of your favorite foods?
What is one of your resolutions?

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  1. Tine says:

    So light and fresh, I love it! Interesting choice for the sauce too, do you have a recommendation to replace the orange juice though cause I can’t have oranges unfortunately..

  2. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. says:

    Chicken lettuce wraps are definitely my go-to when we order out! I feel like it’s the lightest thing on the menu. It’s probably even lighter when homemade! <3 These look great!

  3. What a healthy, light and easy option. I think these can be for lunch or dinner. I love the ability to change the whole taste by the dressing you choose to. Thanks for this!

  4. Francesca D'Onofrio says:

    These look delicious! It’s the perfect thing after I’ve been indulging over the holidays!

  5. Sarah Jean says:

    Wow an orange flavored wrap – I love it. Pinning! I’ve already made several of your recipes so excited to give this a go too :)

  6. Jessica Bradshaw says:

    I love doing lettuce wraps! I actually have a similar post in my que because they are the perfect way to lighten up foods. I always love reading your recipe posts. :)

  7. These look really good! I’m going to try these out soon. :)

  8. JamieSplendry says:

    These look delicious! I’ve never done a lettuce wrap before but I need to try it! Pinning this for later!

  9. Julie says:

    I’m always looking for great lettuce wrap recipes. This sounds delicious and seems super easy. Thanks for the tip on Costco. I’ve gotten rotisserie chicken there but didn’t know that you could get shredded chicken there.

  10. Krissie Aguilar says:

    I LOVE lettuce wraps! Great lunch option when you want tons of fresh flavor without all the carbs. Delicious!

  11. Sophia says:

    What a good healthy meal, I feel like it is something I can make and carry to work.

  12. Looking to cut back on carbs, so this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing it!

  13. Ayanna says:

    Yum! I love that this looks light, fresh and filling. Pinned!

  14. Leah says:

    looks yummy. pinned it!

  15. Chrissy Z. says:

    These seriously look delicious!

  16. Jackie says:

    Omg yum lettuce wraps are one of my favorite meals!!

  17. Brittany Dyer says:

    Some really great things all rolled up into 1!

  18. Neely says:

    This would be perfct this weekend! We are having friends over!

  19. this is a great lunch recipe! cant wait to try it

  20. Jazzmine Woodard says:

    I love this idea! Can’t beat a simple chicken dish for dinner. :)

  21. Amanda Kanashiro says:

    These sound delicious. Lettuce wraps are one of my favorites. Love the veggie combination and the sauce. A yeah, let’s try this recipe.

  22. That’s so much more healthy then just bread, lettuce is so yum!!!!

  23. Kayvona B. says:

    I totally needed more healthy meal ideas! I’m definitely trying this out!

  24. You should! I also love using iceberg lettuce or cabbage leaves to give a nice crunch. Yum!

  25. Thank you Lisa! And yes, this works perfectly for healthy living challenges. You’ll love it!

  26. Yes! That’s what I loved about them. I’ll take most any way to cut empty carbs, that’s for sure!!

  27. Stephanay Jnote says:

    That doesn’t only look and sound good but seems to be very healthy. Yum!

I'm becca, and I'm so glad you're here.

I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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