Source: "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo | Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart

Crunchy Chicken Cilantro Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps look fun and festive, especially when they're arranged on a large platter.

Crunchy Chicken Cilantro Lettuce Wraps


  • Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce 45 mL
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp water 15 mL
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp orange zest 5 to 7 mL
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes 1 mL
  • Filling
  • 2 cups bagged coleslaw mix 500 mL
  • 1/2 of (8 oz/225 mL) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and cut in half 
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed 125 mL
  • 1 cup pre-cooked diced chicken breast 250 mL
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz/ 45 g) dry roasted peanuts, toasted 75 mL 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves 60 mL
  • 12 large Boston Bibb or romaine lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry


  • 1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended. Combine filling ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • 2. To serve, arrange three lettuce leaves on each of four dinner plates and spoon equal amounts of filling on top. Serve with sauce on the side. Have people roll up their own lettuce wraps and dip into sauce.


4 servings

serving size

3 lettuce wraps

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber4 g
Protein16 g
Sodium585 mg