Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By Dee Miller, canfitpro PRO TRAINER

Enjoy this simple recipe with the perfect combination of savory, spicy, tangy and sweet. If you are packing these up for lunch, make sure not to assemble them beforehand otherwise you will end up with soggy lettuce!

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes


1 lb (450 g) ground chicken, lean

1 ½ cups (375 mL) carrots, shredded

1 ½ cups (375 mL) edamame, frozen

1 ½ cups (375 mL) red peppers, diced

1 ½ cups (375 mL) green onions, sliced

1 cup (250 mL) mango, cut into matchsticks

½ cup (125 mL) cilantro leaves, chopped

12 leaves butterhead (Bibb or Boston) or iceberg lettuce

2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar

4 tsp (20 mL) Bragg’s All Purpose Seasoning

1 tbsp (15 mL) honey

2 tsp (10mL) sesame seeds

1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil

pinch hot pepper flakes

salt and pepper, to taste

Asian sweet chili sauce (optional)


  • In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar and honey until well blended.Add carrots, mango and sesame seeds.Toss to combine.Set aside, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat sesame oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.Add the chicken cooking until no longer pink. Turn heat to medium and add red peppers and hot pepper flakes, stirring often till peppers are crisp-tender (about four minutes).Add Bragg’s, edamame and green onions stirring gently for two minutes.Add carrot mixture and cilantro gently tossing to coat.Season to taste.
  • Serve into individual lettuce leaves and, if desired add chili sauce.

Nutrition Facts:

1 serving (12.4 oz)

Calories 332

Total Carbs 25 g

Dietary Fibre 7 g

Sugars 16 g

Protein 28 g

Total Fat 14.7 g; Saturated Fat 3.3 g; Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 98mg

Sodium 147mg

Calcium 9%; Iron 17%; Vitamin A 202%; Vitamin C 116%


Dee Miller is a canfitpro PRO TRAINER and a sought after speaker and educator, regularly presenting at canfitpro events and Cancer Patient Education Conferences. Over the past few years, Dee has received: “Ajax Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award”, has been nominated for “Business Person of the Year”, and CBC’s Champion of Change. Dee (with the help of everyone who voted for her idea) won the Pepsi “Refresh Project” which turned out the Healthy Bites Cookbook – Over 100 Recipes of Healthy Choices for Cancer Survivors.

Dee also holds certifications with ACE, RYT 200, TRX R4, FMA.