Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here is one of my favorite go to meals that’s always a hit with the family. 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken mixture

4-5 chicken breasts

3 tbsp of Tamari Wheat Free soy sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth

garlic powder to taste

2 zucchini diced

6-8 mushrooms diced

sesame oil


1 head iceberg lettuce cored and leaves removed for wraps

Shredded green or purple cabbage

1 red bell pepper finely chopped

3 green onions chopped

1 can water chestnuts diced

sliced or slivered almonds

2 – 3 carrots finely chopped

I like to cook the chicken in the crock pot on low for 6 hours or until falling apart.  Place the chicken in the crock pot and cover with garlic powder and cover with the soy sauce and chicken broth.  When the chicken is done, shred with a fork or throw it in the food processor and pulse it a few times.  In a large soup pan saute zucchini and mushrooms in a generous amount of sesame oil until the veggies are tender.  Add the shredded chicken and mix well.  Serve the chicken mixture in lettuce leaves and add your condiments.  Top with more sesame oil, hot chili oil if you like, and San-J  makes a good gluten free Thai Peanut sauce if your feeling crazy.  I have made my own  “Thai Peanut Sauce”  with almond butter that’s a tasty substitute as well but these wraps are also great just on their own.

Also pictured is lunch the following day: I sauteed the left over chicken, chopped veggies, and almonds with some left over steamed brussel sprouts that I found in the fridge.  It was a fast and delicious way to make the best of my leftovers!


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  1. Alexis says

    Hey Sarah!! I just stumbled upon your site after checking out another one of your yummy recipes… Great Job!! I also wanted to thank you for posting these on Facebook. I do not follow the Paleo diet but my diet is almost completely gluten free (I’m only human!) and I have been lowering Ross and Sasha’s gluten intake gradually. Your recipes are inspiring and give me wonderful ideas of ways to diversify what I eat and it tastes good so it is so much more convincing to my bread loving Huber’s!

    I really miss you!
    xoxo Alexis

    • Sarah says

      Hi Alexis!! I really miss you too! I’m glad you found my site and I hope that you, Sasha, and Ross are loving the beautiful ocean and adjusting to the move. Please please keep in touch and I hope you are doing well!! : )

  2. Tuismomma says

    I am new to this paleo thing, but I thought soy was not paleo. It comes from a bean doesn’t it. Or are your receipes not strict paleo? I also thought potatoes, sweet or not were also not paleo. Any answers would be great.

    • Sarah says

      Hi Tuismomma!
      I do conisder myself to be “strict” paleo, although I’m not even sure what that means exactly…. LOL!! You’ll get a lot of different opinions when it comes to paleo and so much depends on what your goals are, if you are an athlete eating paleo, if you’re trying to lean out, bulk up, and so on. As far as soy, I do NOT advocate eating soy products, soy beans, soy milk or anything soy related, EXCEPT a little fremented soy (which does not have the evil properties of other highly processed soy products) now and then, such as the wheat free tamari I used in this recipe. Here is a great article that discusses why one should avoid soy products and also highlights the health benefits associated with eating butter.
      I hope this helps!

    • Sarah says

      Sorry Tuismomm, I forgot to answer about the sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes (yams actually, the brightly colored ones) are highly nutritious and especially a great carb source for kids. I do not eat regular potatoes, these are too starchy, and not that beneficial health wise. I rely on sweet potatoes for post work out recovery and do not eat them with every meal. If someone is trying to lose weight, we usually recommend sticking to sweet potatoes only after a work out or just every now and then. : )

  3. says

    Just made this tonight for dinner and the WHOLE family (hubby + two kiddos) loved it. It’s going in the recipe rotation for sure! I love how easy and tasty it is!

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