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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce – Perfect as a Light Dinner or a Fancy Appetizer. Loads of veggies, combined with grilled chicken and the Peanut Sauce will please even the pickiest eaters. The Thai Peanut Sauce can be used not just for Thai Lettuce Wraps, but for Salads and even Thai style pasta.

Lettuce wrap with chicken and a peanut sauce wrapped and being held.

When you want a light, but delicious appetizer, you should think of these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce. They can be prepared ahead of time and assembled right before serving and what can be better than that?

Lettuce wraps on a plate with Thai chicken and a homemade peanut sauce.

How to make-ahead the Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Just wash and dry the lettuce, carrots and cucumbers. Cut the cucumbers and carrots into strips. Store vegetables in an airtight container. Prepare and grill the chicken breast with the Thai Peanut Sauce Marinade. Allow the chicken to cool, then store in the fridge.
You can assemble the platter right away, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use, OR assemble the platter right before serving.

Two lettuce wraps with Thai chicken in peanut sauce on a plate.

It doesn’t take long to assemble the platter with the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Thai Peanut Sauce, but don’t be surprised when they disappear super fast.

The flavors of the ginger, garlic, sweet chili sauce, and the peanut butter are so well-balanced in the Peanut Sauce, that you’ll be tempted to break out into a song. At least I did!

You’re totally going to be surprised that the veggies (even if you were to omit the chicken) can taste this good! The Thai Peanut Sauce is the magic behind the deliciousness.

A plate with a lettuce, Thai chicken, peanut sauce and toppings.

After ordering the Thai Chicken Wraps three times in a row in a course of a week at a local popular chain, I knew that if I keep up my habit, our household might go broke from all the eating out. So, off to my kitchen, I went.
After tweaking the Thai Peanut Sauce recipe which is what makes this whole Thai Lettuce Wrap thing come together, I am finally ready to share the recipe and let me just say it. is. good! Really good!

Substitute for Coconut Noodles:

I never did eat Cheesecake Factory’s cold coconut noodles that were usually included on the platter, so I didn’t bother including them in my recipe. Instead, you can replace them with differently colored shredded carrots, like I did. Or use some cooked rice noodles, quinoa, or even brown rice.

A lettuce wrap with Thai chicken with peanut sauce drizzled on top.

The Peanut Sauce recipe you might want to pin and remember it. It’s not only the wraps that it’s good with. You can make it as a dressing to an Asian inspired salad, or a pasta salad with some freshly shredded veggies. Or just grab a spoon and eat it! The choice is yours!


How to make Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

  1. Gather all of your ingredients, wash and chop the vegetables.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the Thai Peanut Sauce and thin it with water if needed.
  3. Use part of the sauce to marinate the chicken breast strips. The Peanut Sauce is amazing on its own raw, but also makes a very easy chicken marinade, delicious too! Just don’t use too much of it if you’re grilling the meat, otherwise, it sticks to the grill and makes a mess.
  4. Grill the Chicken Breast by preheating the grill to 400F and cooking it for a couple of minutes on each side.
  5. Lastly, assemble the platter by arranging the vegetables, chicken and the sauce on it.

A bitten into lettuce wrap with cucumbers and Thai chicken.

Here are some other Appetizer ideas:

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Peanut Sauce - Perfect as a Light Dinner or a Fancy Appetizer. The Peanut Sauce can be used for Wraps, Salads and even Thai style pasta.
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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce - Perfect as a Light Dinner or a Fancy Appetizer. The Peanut Sauce can be used for Wraps, Salads and even Thai style pasta.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken lettuce wraps
Calories: 389 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 People


Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts , cut into ½ inch strips
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 carrots , any color, julienned
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 cups cucumbers , cut into thick strips
  • ¼ Tbsp chopped roasted peanuts
  • Cilantro

Thai Peanut Sauce Recipe Ingredients


How to make Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

  1. Gather all of your ingredients, wash the vegetables, shred and cut the carrots, cucumber and chicken.

How to Make the Thai Peanut Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce except the water. Whisk until smooth. Use the water to thin the sauce to desired consistency.

How to Grill the Chicken for the Thai Lettuce Wraps

  1. Turn the grill to 400°F and heat it through while preparing the sauce and chicken.

  2. Add the chicken breast strips to a bowl and mix together with a ½ cup of the prepared peanut sauce and 2 tsp of kosher salt.

  3. Grill the chicken strips on each side for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through in the middle. Then, remove to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm until ready to serve.

How to Assemble the Thai Lettuce Wraps

  1. Arrange all the ingredients on a large platter, then pour the sauce into a dish and place it in the middle. Pour a little bit of the peanut sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. The Thai Lettuce Wraps can be pre-wrapped by adding a little bit of each ingredient to a butter lettuce leaf and then wrapping it into a roll, or each guest can create their own wrap.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1641mg71%
Potassium 866mg25%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5190IU104%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • cassie

    Just made these — wow! The sauce was so yummy. I had the lettuce wraps and served basmati rice with it for my husband. Great new dish in our rotation!

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  • Maya

    This dish was amazing! Thank you so much for a lovely recipe. The sauce was delicious and made everything wonderful.

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  • Diana

    Wow these were amazing and so refreshing, restaurant quality if not better. And the peanut sauce is one of the best I’ve had. Thank you! Will definitely make it for a next gathering.

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  • Ira

    Chicken wraps looks yummy & fresh! Will definitely try to make it for lunch. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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  • Evnika Lysenko

    These look so good! I love thai wraps, looking forward to make them a lot during sumertime. I was wondering, would it be fine if I put just cooked hot/ warm chicken or does it taste better cold?

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