These easy, nutritious and super tasty curry chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect solution to busy weekday lunches or dinners!
Imagine the perfect combination of sweet, salty, savory and tangy… that’s how I describe these curry chicken lettuce wraps! It has become one of our favourite go-to recipes, especially on busy weekdays when I’m juggling a million things and needs a quick lunch or dinner option (ahem… isn’t that everyday?!). It’s a simple recipe that everyone seems to love (even your picky eater), and that you can make a big batch of and enjoy throughout the week. I find that it’s versatile too – you can eat with crackers, in a tortilla wrap, or with iceberg lettuce leaves lettuce wraps!
Serve these lettuce wraps family-style!
Kids love dipping and scooping and wrapping – so laying all of the ingredients out on the table and letting your kids build their own wraps helps them to have a sense of control over what goes on their plates, and will increase the likelihood of them eating it! We try to do family-style meals at least once or twice a week, whether it’s these wraps, tacos, yogurt parfaits, or a charcuterie-style meal!
Non-chicken alternatives to these lettuce wraps
We love chicken over here – I often buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cook them in a big batch, and then shred it for the week (this works perfectly for this dish!). And If you’re really stuck on time, you can purchase a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken (whole or shredded) and then add the other ingredients! How simple is that?! But, if you’re not a chicken fan, or don’t have any on hand, you can use ground meat, chicken or turkey, tofu, pork, cooked chickpeas, or lentils instead!
I like to use Three Farmers Camelina Oil (which comes from the camelina seed—similar to a flax seed) to add a hefty dose of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and a naturally nutty flavour! I love that this oil because is Canadian made, unrefined and free of toxins, and that it has a smoke point of 475 degrees (which means it doesn’t only work perfectly in this recipe, but many many others!). It can easily replace any cooking oil for salads, dips, dressings, marinades, sauteeing, roasting or grilling!
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