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Grilled Chicken Lettuce wraps with dipping sauce.

Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe (with No Added Sugar Marinade and Sauce)

An easy appetizer or main dish, cube up boneless-skinless chicken breast, marinade, and then grill. Wrap in romaine with fresh vegetables with a soy dipping sauce.
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Asian, Asian inspired
Keyword chicken lettuce wraps, grilled chicken lettuce wrap recipe, grilled chicken lettuce wraps
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 150kcal
Cost $20


  • 2 whole boneless and skinless chicken breasts, (cut into cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper

Chicken Skewer Marinade

  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce (for gluten free use tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice (about ½ an orange)
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (white wine vinegar also works as a substitute)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly graded ginger
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, crushed

For Wraps

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and leaves separated (butter lettuce works well too)
  • 2 whole carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 whole red pepper, julienned
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy (substitute tamari for gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (you can sub white wine vinegar also)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Marinate Chicken: Place a large (one gallon) Ziploc bag in a glass bowl, add marinade ingredients and chicken into the plastic baggie and combine. Place in the refrigerator for two hours, up to four.
  • Prepare Grill: Prepare the grill for direct grilling, targeting 450 – 500 degrees Fahrenheit. For a gas grill that’s medium heat. Remove the chicken from marinade and discard the marinade. Season chicken with the salt and pepper and place on skewers.
  • Grill: Pace over direct heat, close lid, and grill direct for 5 minutes. Flip when you see good sear marks. Continue grilling 5 more minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit using a good instant read Thermometer. Remove and then roughly chop up the chicken into smaller pieces.
  • Make Wraps: To prepare the lettuce wraps, layout the romaine and other toppings. Combine the dip ingredients together and stir. Place chicken, and all the toppings in the wrap, lightly drizzle in the dipping sauce.


  • Appetizer: Simply sub the romaine for endive cups or butter lettuce and you can plate this as a beautiful appetizer.
  • Heat: Add red chili pepper flakes to the marinade and dipping sauce for more heat (or sprinkle inside the wrap).
  • Gluten Free: Tamari is a good gluten free soy sauce alternative.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg