These light and healthy Thai Chicken Wraps are an easy and refreshing entrée and a simple “one pot meal” to boot. I often make them with leftover chicken, though I sometimes use leftover fish –any type of protein will do.
The other night I served this to my children with salmon and my little one loved it. The older one? Well, he’s another story and not all that adventurous in his eating habits of late. He enjoys his homemade burritos and organic hot dogs. Rather boring if you ask me, though I just make his food, I don’t eat it. And I have to give him credit, he scarfs down kale by the bunch on a nightly basis.
These wraps would make a great finger food type hors d’oeuvre for a New Year’s Eve party. If you are looking for gluten free recipes for a party I have a handy little New Year’s Recipe Round Up from last year.
Thai Chicken Wraps
- 12 Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 leaves Napa cabbage, thinly chopped
- 1 pound chicken breast, grilled and then diced into ½-inch cubes (or use Ina's Grilled Lemon Chicken)
- 1 cup raw broccoli, finely chopped
- 1 cup carrots, grated
- ¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced
- "Peanut" Sauce
- Spread out the lettuce leaves
- Place a tablespoon of Napa cabbage in each leaf
- Add 1 tablespoon each of chicken, broccoli, carrots and scallions to each leaf
- Drizzle with Tangy Peanut Sauce
The inspiration for this recipe came from the May/June 2009 issue of Clean Eating. Their version used both shrimp and chicken (too much cooking for me and too many flavors, I’d rather simplify) it also used spring roll wrappers which I replaced with lettuce.
About.com recently posted a recipe from my gluten free cookbook in the Celiac Disease section of their website. Here’s my super yummy Chocolate Chip Scones recipe from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.
For those of you following my book tour I’ll be doing a live streaming interview tomorrow at 10am (MT) with Dr. Derrick DeSilva, Jr. of Ask Dr. DeSilva on HealthRadio.fm.
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!
I just tried a coconut wrap and thought there must be a recipe for this in Elana’s Pantry. Perhaps Flat bread would work, but would love to have a recipe for wraps. Your recipes always turn out perfect. Honest and truly. Can’t tell you how often I make the Flax bread.
Elle, thanks for your comment. I have a recipe for Paleo Tortillas on pg 41 of my third book:
It might just be the wrap you’re looking for, but I haven’t tried it with this recipe so not sure how it would pair.
We tried these last night and they are fantastic!! I have to say I was a little skeptical of the raw slaw as I thought it would be too mucky, or upset my stomach. But nope the flavors blend so nicely, and no stomach issues at all! I even had to make some substations to the peanut sauce (didn’t have two items), and it was still sooo good. Have long known Whole Foods is the way I need to eat (it all started with Atkins years ago – but Atkins is not enough), but just recently really educating myself about Paleo because of health problems. Your website is so helpful. Thanks!
Sarah, I’m so happy to hear that my website is so helpful :-)
Elana, you are saving my life! Six months ago I was diagnosed with celiac, and recently my husband and I have been candida cleansing and think this might be a long-term lifestyle change. Your recipes have provided me with delicious nightly inspiration during what could be a very trying time as we make this shift. Thank you thank you thank you for making these available to the public. Your expertise and well-tuned palate are evident! <3
Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear about your celiac diagnosis, but glad we are on this healing journey together. Thanks for letting me know that my recipes are providing you with delicious nightly inspiration :-)
Sabrina secord says
My sister has brain cancer, so she can only eat certain foods, and your chicken wraps are her favorite , and they must be contagious, because her daughter and my son love them. In fact I’m making them as I comment, LOL
Sabrina, I’m sorry to hear about your sister, please give her my best wishes. I’m glad that I can be a part of her healing path through this recipe :-)