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Thai Chicken Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps

Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 Bibb or Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 Napa cabbage leaves, thinly chopped
  • 1 cup raw broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • cilantro

Thai Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbs coconut aminos (taste like soy sauce)
  • 2 Tbs lime juice (or the juice of 1 lime)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Grill chicken breasts and dice into 1/2" cubes.
  2. Wash lettuce leaves and spread out on a plate (reserve half the leaves for leftovers).
  3. Fill with chicken, broccoli, napa cabbage, carrots, green onions and cilantro.
  4. Drizzle with Thai Sauce.
  5. Reserve leftover filling mixture for lunch the next day, but wait to fill lettuce leaves until serving.

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


31 Comments

  1. macarthur31

    What is “Thai sauce”? I know there is Fish Sauce, Sriacha, and Pad Thai sauce — but I’m not sure what this recipe is referring to.

  2. I believe it would be close to a ‘peanut thai sauce’ i’ve seen in the grocer, but with almonds instead. yum!

  3. I made this recipe for my sister and husband last night. We all loved it. My favorite recipe so far, but they all have been good.

  4. Laurie

    What does “Paleo friendly” Thai sauce mean? (or for that matter, “Paleo friendly” anything). I’ve seen the term used in a few of the recipes.

    • Neely

      It usually just means that a traditional recipe has been altered to make it fit into the guidelines of the Paleo diet. For instance, Paleo “rice” is just shredded cauliflower – it looks and acts like rice, but it’s not a grain.

  5. Laurie

    So what’s in regular Thai sauce that isn’t Paleo-friendly? I assume some sugar?

    • Neely

      Yes, often sugar, preservatives, soy, etc. By the way, I just changed the recipe to say “coconut aminos” instead of tamari. Coconut aminos taste like soy sauce, but don’t come from a non-Paleo source. Thanks for bringing my attention to this recipe.

  6. This is SO flavorful! I made this for my family and our 3 year old couldn’t stop eating it. She even asked to eat it again before bedtime. The home-made tamari sauce is KEY! I used Braggs Liquid Aminos b/c I have not been able to find coconut aminos anywhere. Also, if you have kids try chopping the broccoli and carrots in a food processor until they are REALLY fine. I have found that my kids will eat these raw veggies if they are chopped really fine and the texture is so nice.

  7. ps: also on the tamari sauce – I put everything in my food processor to get the garlic and almond butter to a very fine texture. OMG this sauce is SOOOOOO delicous!!!!!!!

    • Thanks for your very creative suggestions for this recipe, Judie. Nice work making it kid friendly!

  8. zayasluis

    OMG!this was awesome! Who needs real Thai food when you can have this! I highly recommend this recipe. I ended up chopping the chicken and throwing it on the pan with some sea salt and black pepper and also added some lemon juice. I let it cook on med/hi until it was all dry. I skipped out on the cabbage. The secret though is in the sauce. Do the exact recipe (I used soy sauce instead) and you’ll love it. Had this the next day as a chopped cold salad.

  9. wfumed2

    My leftovers became a salad as well.

    Great recipe. Going to try the “paleo” sauce next time.

  10. These are now a regular meal around our house. We love them!!!!

  11. graceac

    It’s my first days of Paleo and I live one after another… I am truly amazed.

  12. paleoQ

    I would up the quantities of veggies on this if I make it again. Like, double the amount of broccoli/cabbage/carrot. Also, I added some grated ginger to the sauce, and I think that was a good idea.

  13. My husband and I loved this recipe! Thank you!
    I made this with a Thai Chicken Curry soup. The grocery store Wegmans has a chopped salad in a bag that has the shredded carrot, broccoli, shredded cabbage in it already–that made by prep time pretty easy. I also used a Thai peanut sauce that Wegmans has although that made my version not 100% paleo–but close. Next time I’ll be sure to make your sauce.

  14. This was the tities

  15. I made this two days ago, loved it so much and ate the left overs for lunch yesterday. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I even had a friend at work try a bite!

  16. I was becoming kind of discouraged with my Paleo diet, but then I found this website, gave me so much inspiration! This was the first recipe I cooked, it was incredible and really easy! Thank you so much! I will definitely be coming back for more!

  17. Is the chicken the only thing cooked?

    • Neely Quinn

      Tisha – Yes, but you’re welcome to steam the veggies if you like.

  18. ljalbert@gmail.com

    Where can you find coconut aminos?

  19. ljalbert@gmail.com

    Okay, I researched where to find coconut aminos since my Whole Foods and regular grocery store didn’t have them. I was able to find them at the Vitamin Shoppe and on Amazon which sells the Vitamin Shoppe kind, but there’s added shipping attached to that cost.

  20. 2sdolan@gmail.com

    I found coconut aminos at my local Sprouts

  21. Erin Goldin

    “Thai Sauce” is the actual sauce you’re making with the ingredients followed below ; )

  22. Fantastic. Ate it like a salad without the lettuce leave wraps.

  23. YUM! My whole family loved this! (I have three boys 7,5,2) and a veggie-hating husband. We all loved it. :) I did what a previous poster suggested and chopped all the veggies up in my Ninja so they were very very small. I think that helped with the kid-liking factor. I also had to use low-sodium soy sauce since I couldn’t find coconut aminos anywhere. :( I’ll keep looking because I love this recipe!

  24. I have been following the Paleo lifestyle for a year now, how did I miss this website? I love it and I use it to educate others. I always followed a low fat, low sodium lifestyle, but something was still missing. Even though I worked out with the iron, I could not get the results I wanted in my muscle tone. Now I have it. Anyway, we loved this recipe, I added a few dashes of Sririacha and slivered almonds to the veggie mix. I added a couple dashes of low sodium Tamari to the chicken, but I don’t think you are a fan of that. I did use a previous comment and found broccoli slaw, drastically reduced prep time and it included broccoli, carrots and cabbage. I am looking forward to trying the Chicken, Kale, Red Pepper recipe. Thank you for this site, after a year, I NEEDED some new recipes to keep the family happy.

  25. I’m in Texas & found Braggs coconut aminos at HEB – very reasonable too ($6 for a 16oz bottle)

  26. My mistake – it’s not coconut aminos it is from soy protein. Not sure if that’s still classed as paleo?

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