Impromptu Thai Lettuce Wraps

Friday, January 20, 2012

Have you ever eaten the Thai lettuce wraps from the Cheesecake Factory? They are delicious. Did you also know one order has over 1000 calories. 
I always thought I was doing myself a favor and ordering something 'healthy and low-cal'; I
guess not! 

Still, they are one of my favorite meals and I figured I would try to put them together a little bit healthier. 

Now by no means did I count the calories in this dish, but you could make it as healthy (easy on the peanut sauce) or as high cal ( go ahead, drizzle a little more sauce) as you would like. 

I also wanted to put these together without having to purchase a bunch of different sauces and spices; I hate collecting a bunch of condiments. 

You can also add in any sort of veggies or toppings you prefer. Here's what I thought tasted good:

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
package of bib lettuce, rinsed and dried 
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped
package of coleslaw mix 
peanut butter
low sodium soy sauce
ground ginger
sesame oil 
vegetable oil 
sesame seeds (optional)
green onion 

Rinse and pat dry chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper. With a sharp knife cut chicken into bite size pieces. Put chicken in a mixing bowl. Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter,  2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger to bowl. Mix until chicken is coated evenly and marinate for 30 mins or so.

Heat a medium skillet on high heat. Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil. When oil is hot add chicken and coleslaw mix and saute until cooked through. If the meat seems dry add a little vegetable or canola oil.

Meanwhile slice all your veggies and prepare your peanut sauce. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a dash or two of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Whisk in canola oil until the sauce is to your desired texture, about 3 tablespoons.

Assemble your lettuce wraps with sliced veggies and chopped green onion. Serve.



  1. I love lettuce wraps...why is it that the good stuff is always the bad-for-you stuff? This is a great take on Cheesecake Factory's version. Sounds delicious!

    1. I know right; if only it worked the other way. I think I would live on fried salty things and sweets.
      Thanks Cassie!! Have a great weekend!

      : ))

  2. This looks outrageously good!!

    1. Thanks so much Naomi!
      Hope you have a great weekend!!

      : ))

  3. this looks great! I love meals with lots of veggies and this sounds, I have all the sauce ingredients in my pantry already. Lovely!

  4. I love lettuce wraps! I hate when things seem healthy, and then it ends up you would have been better off eating a burger and drinking a beer! This looks pretty healthy, love it!

    1. I hate that too Jackie! Especially when it is something that includes a lot of veggies. Such a tease!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      : ))

  5. These look fabulous!!! Definitely would love some right now!


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