Peanut Chicken Salad Wraps

Now that we are so close to the end of January, how are your new years resolutions coming along? If one of your resolutions was to eat healthier, then I have an amazing recipe for you! Chicken wraps stuffed with cucumber, bell peppers, a delicious Asian peanut sauce and crisp lettuce. You can also make this a vegetarian meal by substituting the chicken breast for tofu. These wraps are so delicious you won’t even know they are from Cooking Light! This healthy and delicious recipe is under 300 calories!

Peanut Chicken Salad Wraps

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  • 1 1/2  tablespoons sugar
  • 1  tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3  tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1  garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4  cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2  tablespoons water
  • 3  tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1  cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 3/4  cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1  teaspoon peanut oil
  • 6 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8  (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 4  cups chopped romaine lettuce


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, salt, red pepper, garlic. Add peanut butter and water and whisk until smooth. Add cilantro, cucumber and bell pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with red pepper flakes and saute until browned. Add chicken to the peanut butter mixture and stir well.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla; top each serving with 1/2 cup lettuce, and roll up.

Source: adapted from Cooking Light, June 2000

16 Responses to “Peanut Chicken Salad Wraps”

  1. #
    KeepItSweet — January 28, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    I don’t always love chicken, but I think that incorporating peanut butter into my chicken dish would make it exponentially better:-) These wraps look like a terrific healthy meal.

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    Happy When Not Hungry — January 28, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    These wraps look so healthy and delicious! I tend to make the same old chicken dishes (and get sick of them), so I’ll definitely have to try this one out. I love peanut sauce too!

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    Sara — January 28, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I love savory peanut butter dishes. This looks like a great, easy, and quick meal to make. I’ll definitely give these a try.

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    briarrose — January 28, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Wonderful mix of flavors for a wrap. Love it! The mix of veggies and pb….yummy!

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    Peggy — January 28, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I love salad wraps! The addition of the peanut chicken is just a bonus! This sounds great!

  6. #
    les 2 gourmands — January 28, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    where you find peanuts, you find pleasure !!

  7. #
    Fresh and Foodie — January 28, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Yum. This looks like an excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Babygirl — January 28, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    This peanut chicken salad wrap really looks yummy and healthy. I will have to try out this recipe soon. Nice post.

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    Felicity @ Our Little Beehive — January 28, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Ah-may-zing. I can’t wait for S to get home so I can try these out for dinner!

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    sensiblecooking — January 28, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    Oh my you made eating healthy sound so delicious and easy. All those flavors and the fresh veggies I might stick to my resolution.

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    Angela — January 29, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Yum, yum, yum. Chicken and peanuts were made for each other.

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    Mary — January 29, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    These wraps look and sound delicious. I love peanuts added to my food and I know I’d like this recipe. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Lucie — January 30, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a peanut-butter based savory dish for next week–thanks for the inspiration!

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    AnnaMarie — February 14, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    We made this for dinner tonight. My 3-year-old didn’t like the sauce, but my 1-year-old did. They ate the filling over rice. I liked it well enough to recommend this recipe. One thing to note is that in the first step, the pepper you add is not the sweet red bell pepper, but regular pepper. Also, the ingredients should have been listed in the order they’re used. But it’s not too hard to figure out!

    • Christina replied: — February 15th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

      I fixed it so that the ingredients are in the correct order. Thanks for catching that for me! 🙂 In the first step you add both the ground red pepper and the red bell pepper. I bet that this chicken would be delicious over rice for a change. I will have to give it a try! Thanks! 🙂

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