Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

These chicken lettuce wraps are crunchy, light and perfect for a flavorful meal. The sweet, anise-like flavor of Thai basil pairs well with the bold taste of the peanut sauce, but regular basil—or even mint or cilantro—works well too.

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Tip)

  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated

  • cup natural peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges for serving

  • cup unsalted peanuts, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, preferably Thai, plus more for garnish

  • 8 large or 16 small butterhead lettuce leaves

  • 1 medium mango, peeled and sliced

  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup shredded carrot


  1. Combine chicken, water, tamari (or soy sauce), garlic and ginger in an electric pressure cooker. Close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 9 minutes. Carefully release the pressure manually. Remove the chicken to a plate to cool.

  2. Switch to Sauté mode. Boil the liquid remaining in the cooker until reduced by about half, about 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and whisk in peanut butter, honey and lime juice until smooth. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Mix the chicken, peanuts and basil into the sauce. Serve the chicken in lettuce leaves with mango, radishes, carrot, lime wedges and more basil, if desired.


Electric pressure cooker


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
23g Fat
39g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 large or 4 small lettuce wraps
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 38g 76%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Vitamin A 3296IU 66%
Sodium 594mg 26%
Potassium 847mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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