How to make chicken rice mango lettuce wraps
BBQ chicken in a lime vinaigrette wrapped in lettuce with rice, cucumber, mango, green onion, and a creamy sesame soy ginger dressing. This will be a sure fire hit with anyone!
Peel and slice an English cucumber in half
Scoop out seeds
Slice into 1/8" matchsticks
Cut the white and light parts of a bunch of green onions into 1/8" wheels.
Wash and Chop 1/2 cup cilantro.
Peel a semi-firm mango
Slice into 1/8" matchsticks. It really helps to have a mandolin for this.
Watch the seed.
Triple rinse 1 cup of jasmine rice. Then fill pot with 1 3/4 cup water and 1 tsp salt. The rinsing helps to keep the rice from getting sticky.
Bring mix to boil. Turn heat to low & simmer covered for 10-15 min, until water evaporates. Take off heat. Wait 10 min, uncover and fluff with fork. Cover once slightly cooled and keep at room temp.
Make dressing; combine 3 tbsp mayo, 1 clove garlic, 2 tbsp fresh ginger roughly chopped, 1/4 tsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, and 1/4 cup olive oil in a blender
Purée until smooth
Mix up a sweet and sour lime vinaigrette : Juice of 1 lime ~2-3 tbsp, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes, 1 tsp honey, and 3 tbsp olive oil.
Mix it up
Rub 1 lb chicken breast with a spicy rub & pound thin to an even 1/2" thickness. I used ~2 tbsp chili powder, a dash of cumin, 1/2 tsp smoked salt, 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp black pepper & 2 tbsp oil.
Clean & Preheat your grill. If you use a wire brush make sure it does not leave stray wires behind!!! Drizzle some oil on a paper towel & use it to wipe grill down right before you start grilling.
Add chicken. cook 3-4 minutes covered on medium, then flip. If grill heat is uneven- rotate pieces halfway through.
After another 3-4 minutes on the other side pull chicken.
Pour lime vinaigrette over chicken
Break down chicken. I find scissors easy but it should be more of a shred not chopped.
Set out all wrap ingredients and let everone make their own
I like to lay the rice down first followed by chicken, then some dressing, the veges, and a little more dressing.
Roll up, eat, & enjoy!! 🍴 Have forks and napkins handy these are messy. Fortunately pretty low cal so you can have a couple and not feel like 💩about it.
- 1.0 Cucumber
- 1.0bnch Green onions
- 2.0 Limes
- 1.0 Mango
- 2.0in Ginger peeled
- 1.0 Bibb lettuce or iceberg lettuce
- 1.0lb Chicken breast
- 3.0Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2.0Tbsp Soy sauce
- 1/4c Rice vinegar
- 1/2tsp Sesame Oil
- 2.0tsp Salt
- 1/2tsp Pepper
- 1/2tsp Chili Pepper Flakes
- 1.0tsp Honey
- 1/4c Rice wine vinegar
- 6.0Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1.0c Jasmine rice