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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Mango-Cilantro Salsa

Delicious, easy Thai chicken lettuce wraps with a refreshing sweet mango cilantro salsa. You'll love this unique twist on traditional lettuce wraps for a healthy lunch or dinner that's gluten, grain, dairy free, and paleo!
Course 30 min or less, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Chicken, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Paleo, Thai
Keyword chicken lettuce wraps
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Monique Volz


  • For the sweet mango-cilantro salsa
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • For the lettuce wraps
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame or olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 12 bibb or butter lettuce cups


  1. First, make your mango-cilantro salsa. Mix all ingredient in a medium bowl, and place in fridge for 20 minutes to bring out flavors.
  2. Next, make your lettuce wraps. Mix garlic powder and ginger and sprinkle on chicken. Heat a large skillet on high and pour oil into pan.
  3. Once heated add chicken and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.

  4. Once chicken begins to brown, add the minced garlic, peppers, onions, and scallions. 
  5. Cook another two minutes.

  6. Add soy sauce and stir. Then add basil and stir until wilted.

  7. Transfer into a medium bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  8. Place spoonfuls of chicken into 12 lettuce wraps. Spoon mango-cilantro salsa on top and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve.