Recipe: Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

(Photo: PopCulture)

Lettuce wraps are a huge trend in the foodie world right now, and who can be mad at it? The crunchy lettuce gives your wrap the perfect texture — plus it saves you a ton of calories. Embrace the lettuce wrap and whip up this recipe the next time you need a light lunch!

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in 100% juice, juice reserved
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) no-sugar-added mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (½ cup)
  • ½ cut shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 Boston Bib lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In a medium stock pot, bring the chicken broth to a simmer. Add the bay leaves and chicken and simmer covered for 15 minutes, flipping over at the halfway mark. The internal temperature should read 165ºF.
  2. Discard the bay leaves and reserve the chicken on a plate until cool enough to touch, then shred and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, pineapple, mandarin oranges, celery, carrots, almonds, green onions, salt, and pepper. Add in the set-aside dressing, and toss with tongs to evenly combine.
  5. To serve, place ½ cup chicken salad in each lettuce leaf.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 chicken salad wrap)
Calories: 245
Calories from fat: 73
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Sodium: 542mg
Carbohydrates: 21g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar 12g
Protein: 23g
WWP+: 6
SmartPoints: 7

The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.