Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps: on the Dinner Table in 15 Minutes!

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Tangy flavors, crunchy vegetables and nuts, cool and crispy lettuce leaves come together for a delicious meal on a warm summer's night. COOK'S TIP: Be sure that all the ingredients are well-chilled before preparing. THIS RECIPE MAY BE DOUBLED.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups packaged cabbage-and-carrot Coleslaw
  • 14 cup spring onion, chopped (green onions, scallions)
  • 14 cup macadamia nuts or 14 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 6 small butter lettuce leaves, wahsed and dried
  • 2 oranges, quartered

  • 14 cup shallot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons gingerroot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic
  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 14 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the first four (4) ingredients; gently toss.
  2. Divide chicken salad evenly when spooning into the center of each lettuce leaf; top each with 2 teaspoons spicy ginger sauce (recipe directions below).
  3. Roll up; secure with a wooden toothpick. Serve with oranges.
  5. In a small bowl, combine together the shallots, ginger, chili paste, soy sauce, vinegar; set aside.
  6. In a small heavy saucepan, melt the brown sugar on high heat. Stir rapidly,until it is just melted -- DO NOT BURN. Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to boil until brown sugar is melted again .
  7. Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to serve with lettuce wraps.