Asian-Style Chicken Wraps – The Perfect Finger Food

Who needs bread? Asian-style chicken wraps will make you wonder why you ever thought sandwiches needed to include bread. A chicken wrap is one delicious finger food that is as healthy as it is fun to eat. Low carb. Low fat. Full flavor. You’ll love this Asian-style chicken wrap recipe.


For sauce:

1 small Jalapeno chili pepper, rinsed and split lengthwise—remove seeds and white membrane, then mince (about 1 Tbsp); for less spice, use green bell pepper

1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)

3 Tbsp brown sugar or honey

½ C water

½ Tbsp fish sauce

2 Tbsp lime juice (or about 2 limes)

For chicken:

1 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil

1 Tbsp ginger, minced

1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips

1 Tbsp lite soy sauce

1 Tbsp sesame oil (optional)

1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

For wrap:

1 (small) head red leaf lettuce, rinsed, dried, and separated into single leaves large enough to create wrap

8 fresh basil leaves, whole, rinsed and dried

2 C bok choy or Asian cabbage, rinsed and shredded


1. To prepare the sauce, add all ingredients to a saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, and let sit in hot saucepan for 3–5 minutes. Chill in refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until cold.

2. Prepare the chicken by heating oil in a large wok or sauté pan. Add ginger and garlic, and stir fry briefly until cooked, but not browned, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

3. Add chicken, and continue to stir fry for 5–8 minutes.

4. Add soy sauce, sesame oil (optional), and sesame seeds (optional), and return to a boil. Remove from the heat, and cover with lid to hold warm in hot sauté pan.

5. Assemble each wrap: Place one red lettuce leaf on a plate, then add ½ cup chicken stir-fry, 1 basil leaf, and ¼ cup shredded cabbage and fold together. Serve two wraps with ¼ cup sauce.


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 2 wraps, ¼ C sauce

Each serving provides:

Calories 373
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 393 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrates 17 g
Potassium 636 mg
Vitamin A 170%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 20%
Iron 15%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Reprinted with permission from Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. NIH Publication No. 10-7531. Page 16. December 2010.