Thai Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps

Served as an appetizer or main course, rice lettuce wraps are a fun and interactive dish, offering something unique for every table. Made with fresh or leftover whole grain rice, chicken and vegetables, it’s a quick and healthy recipe for family and guests.

Thai Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps

Makes 6 servings.


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) bottled peanut sauce
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cubed grilled chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) diced, peeled mango
  • 1 cup (250 mL) julienned red pepper strips
  •   Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 whole large leaves Boston or iceberg lettuce


  1. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat; add cooked rice. Lightly sauté rice, stirring frequently – about 3 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, combine rice, peanut sauce, chicken, mango and pepper; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange lettuce leaves on large platter. Spoon rice mixture into center of each lettuce leaf and wrap around filling to eat.
  4. Serve with additional peanut sauce for dipping, if desired.