These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps combine crispy chicken, sweet mangoes, crunchy chow mein noodles, and nutty sesame seeds all in a lettuce wrap. Drizzle on the sweet (5-ingredient) Asian-inspired dressing and be prepared for a taste-bud explosion!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Total Time 27minutes
Servings 4servings (12 wraps)
Author Chelsea Lords
13oz.frozen breaded chicken tendersNote 1
12large lettuce leavesBoston or butter lettuce works best
CHICKEN: Start by preparing chicken tenders according to package directions (We like air frying them best -- they're done in about 11-12 minutes!). Let cool to warm and then dice into small pieces.
LETTUCE LEAVES: Wash and completelydry 12 lettuce leaves.
DRESSING: While chicken is cooking, prepare the dressing by whisking together all the dressing ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper; I add 1/4 tsp fine sea salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.
ASSEMBLY: Divide the cooked, diced chicken evenly among the 12 lettuce leaves. Divide the carrots and mangoes evenly among the leaves. Add 1 tablespoon chow mein noodles to each lettuce wrap. If desired, sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions to each wrap. Drizzle sauce generously over the wraps and enjoy immediately (Dunk the wraps in any leftover sauce -- yum!).
STORAGE: Dressed wraps don't sit well, so if you want to have leftovers or make ahead, store everything separately. Whisk dressing again before topping lettuce wraps.
Note 1: Chicken tenders: I use Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips (not sponsored) which cook up in about 18 minutes or 11-12 in the Air Fryer. Make sure to cook them in the oven or air fryer, not the microwave. (We're after a crispy texture!) Use whatever chicken tenders you like; you can even do homemade chicken strips. 13 ounces is about 5 chicken tenders or 2-1/2 cups of diced chicken.Note 2: Mangos: We love honey mangoes (also known as Ataulfo or yellow mangoes) best in these wraps, but regular mangoes work great as well. (Honey mangoes are sweeter and creamier than regular mangoes.) To tell if the mangoes are ripe, gently squeeze the fruit. If it’s ripe, it will give slightly. Wait to make this salad until the mango is at peak ripeness for the best flavor and texture. Here’s a quick and helpful visual guide on how to cut a mango.