Spicy Chicken & Mango Collard Green Wraps

Be sure to carefully cut out the thickest part of the center rib and stem of the collard greens so the wraps can be tightly rolled up. Serve with extra hot sauce for those who like a little kick.

Spicy Chicken & Mango Collard Green Wraps
Photo: Jerrelle Guy
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt-free Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ lime

  • 8 medium collard or chard leaves (or 4 large leaves, halved lengthwise)

  • 1 medium mango, peeled and thinly sliced

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce


  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, jerk seasoning, garlic powder and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, squeeze lime juice over the chicken and refrigerate until cooled, about 15 minutes.

  3. Add collard (or chard) leaves to the boiling water and cook until wilted and pliable, 30 to 90 seconds. Drain and rinse with cool water. Pat dry. Cut the thickest part of the stem and center rib away, keeping the leaves in one piece.

  4. Lay a leaf on a clean work surface with the short end facing you. Put a few strips of the chicken, mango and bell pepper on the edge closest to you. Top with some cilantro and hot sauce. Roll the leaf up tightly, folding in the sides as you go, like a burrito. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 8 wraps.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 8029IU 161%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Potassium 755mg 16%

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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