RECIPE: Asian Leaf Lettuce Wraps

Aug 14, 2017Recipes


From my Sandwich Month TV segment, here is a healthy and delicious alternative to the traditional sandwich. Fun and low in carbohydrates, here you can enjoy a something different that is also good for you!

RECIPE: Asian Leaf Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 30 mins | Total Time  30 mins | makes 4 servings


3 green onions
4 ounces cooked chicken breast, chopped
1/2 of a medium green sweet pepper, seeded, cut up
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1 cup shredded Chinese cabbage
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
8 leaves butterhead lettuce. I used Mucci Farms Naked Leaf Living Lettuce


  1. Trim off and discard root ends of green onions. Cut off and slice green tops and set aside. In a food processor combine white parts of the green onions, the chicken breast, sweet pepper, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar, the oil, black pepper and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Cover and pulse with several on-off turns until chicken mixture is finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add cabbage and toss to combine. Divide chicken mixture into four individual microwave safe container; chill.
  2. Dipping sauce: In a small bowl combine sliced green onion tops, the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, the water, and soy sauce. Divide among 4 small containers.

To pack:

  • Pack chicken mixture, lettuce, and dipping sauce separately in insulated container with ice packs.
  • To serve, cover bowl of chicken mixture with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 45 to 60 seconds or until heated through, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  • Spoon a rounded 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture on each lettuce leaf. Roll up to eat and serve with dipping sauce.

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Welcome, I'm Michelle! I'm a TV and digital media registered dietitian and Asian cuisine content creator based out of Hamilton, ON Canada!


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