Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps with chicken, nuts and mangoes.
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Delicious lettuce wraps filled with chunks of chicken seasoned with jerk seasoning, fresh mango and cilantro and a few chopped peanuts makes a perfect light dinner.

These Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps are fast, easy and delicious and can be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Lettuce wraps with chicken, nuts and mangoes.

Perfect for a lighter dinner

Sometimes I just really want something light and delicious for dinner. During hot summer days I am looking for meals with lots of fresh flavors.

These Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect for dinner. They are made quickly and are just filling enough to make you feel satisfied.

My meat and potatoes loving husband absolutely loved these wraps and he quickly snagged all the leftovers for his lunch the next day! Even though he loves a full hearty meal, he craves a lighter meal from time to time and he loved these wraps.

The jerk seasoning adds just a touch of heat and a ton of flavor. I’ve paired the chicken with fresh mango, but a fresh peach would also be perfect.

A fresh squeeze of lime and a little cilantro will leave you feeling like you’ve traveled to the caribbean!

Key ingredients

Raw chicken breast on a plate surrounded by other small bowls filled with limes and peanuts.
  • Chicken – I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chicken thigh meat could also be used.
  • Jerk Seasoning – make your own or buy premixed from store
  • Mango – Fresh mango or use fresh peaches. They add a touch of sweetness.
  • Peanuts – I used dry roasted peanuts. They add a bit of salty crunch.
  • Lettuce Leaves – Any large lettuce leaves work – Bib lettuce, Iceberg or Romaine
  • Toppings – Green onions, fresh cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice
Small bowls filled with mango, green onions, cilantro, limes and peanuts.

Step by step directions

  • Chop mango, peanuts, green onions and cilantro. Place in separate bowls.
  • Slice limes into wedges
  • Wash lettuce and separate into individual leaves
  • Cut chicken into one inch pieces
  • Coat with jerk seasoning and stir well making certain all pieces and sides are well covered
  • Cook chicken in a heated pan over medium heat with about 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes and then stir to rotate meat
  • Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through
  • Remove from heat and serve in a bowl. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before assembling wraps.
Jerk chicken in a bowl with several smaller sized bowls filled with toppings.
  • Place lettuce leaf on a plate. Top with chicken, and a small amount of mango, peanuts, green onions, and cilantro. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top.

recipe tips

  • Chop your chicken into small evenly sized pieces so they will cook evenly
  • Assemble all the topping in small bowl so everyone can make their own wraps
  • Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes before assembling. If too hot, the chicken will wilt the lettuce.
  • If lettuce leaves are too small, just use 2-3 overlapping leaves

Variations and substitutions

  • Instead of serving in a lettuce wrap, serve over rice
  • Add everything to salad and top with a lemon vinaigrette
  • Use peaches instead of mango
  • Use your favorite type of nut in place of the peanuts
  • Add sliced ​​jalapenos or other hot pepper
  • Keep chicken breasts whole and grill whole breast on an outdoor grill. After fully cooked, chop and serve.

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Chicken lettuce wraps on a plate.

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Lettuce wraps with chicken, nuts and mangoes.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Kathy

Chicken seasoned with jerk seasoning and served in a lettuce leaf with mango, peanuts and fresh lime juice.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Race main dish

Kitchen American

Servings 4 people

calories 244 calories

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Instructions

  • Wash lettuce and separate into individual leaves

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    1 head Bib lettuce

  • Chop mango, peanuts, green onions and cilantro. Place in separate bowls.

    1 Mango, 2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, 2 green onions, 1-2 tablespoons cilantro leaves

  • Slice limes into wedges

    1 file

  • Cut chicken into one inch pieces

    2 chicken breasts

  • Coat with jerk seasoning and stir well making certain all pieces and sides are well covered

    2 tablespoon jerk seasoning

  • Cook chicken in a heated pan over medium heat with about 1 tablespoon of oil

    1 tablespoon oil

  • Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes and then stir to rotate meat

  • Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through

  • Remove from heat and serve in a bowl. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before assembling wraps.

  • Place lettuce leaf on a plate. Top with chicken, and a small amount of mango, peanuts, green onions, and cilantro. Squeeze a lime wedge over the top.

Ratings

  • Chop your chicken into small evenly sized pieces so they will cook evenly
  • Assemble all the topping in small bowl so everyone can make their own wraps
  • Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes before assembling. If too hot, the chicken will wilt the lettuce.
  • If lettuce leaves are too small, just use 2-3 overlapping leaves
Variations and substitutions
  • Instead of serving in a lettuce wrap, serve over rice
  • Add everything to salad and top with a lemon vinaigrette
  • Use peaches instead of mango
  • Use your favorite type of nut in place of the peanuts
  • Add sliced ​​jalapenos or other hot pepper
  • Keep chicken breasts whole and grill whole breast on an outdoor grill. After fully cooked, chop and serve.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. To obtain the most precise nutritional information in a provided recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the exact ingredients you are using when preparing the recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Serving: 3wrapscalories: 244caloriesCarbohydrates: 14gprotein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 221mgPotassium: 746mgfiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3204UIVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg

Keyword Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Jerk Chicken, Lettuce Wraps

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