These NO COOK Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce are a low carb, keto friendly easy meal for days you just CAN’T with dinner.
If your weekdays are like mine, there are a lot of times when we just can’t make a dinner from scratch. Not to mention, it’s getting hotter out there and on those scorchers, so WHO wants to even cook?! Unfortunately, a girl and her family can’t live on cereal and toast (though admittedly, I have and do sometimes). That was the inspiration behind these no cook rotisserie chicken lettuce wraps.
If I told you that dinner was as simple as a quickie sauce, store-bought chicken, microwave cauliflower rice and some veg, would you believe me? You got this, friends.
key ingredients to make these crazy easy no cook rotisserie chicken lettuce wraps
This recipe is really just based around a lot of my personal grocery staples and things I always have in the fridge and pantry. In fact, this no cook recipe was born out of exhaustion and a lack of desire to cook from scratch.
Rotisserie Chicken- If you had cooked up a whole chicken days before and had leftovers, even better, but if not, a store-bought rotisserie chicken is perfect.
Lettuce – I find boston, bibb or butter lettuce work best but you can also use romaine hearts if you can’t find those.
Peanut butter – I always opt for a natural peanut butter so we don’t have added sugar or salt.
Cauliflower rice- Nowadays, there are a few brands that sell this frozen that you literally just pop in the microwave to heat through. So convenient!
Tamari – I prefer a low sodium tamari, but you can also use soy sauce!
Rice vinegar- This helps balance everything out and give a little tang.
Honey- You can also use agave or maple.
Garlic – Essential.
Ginger- Also essential.
Veggies for topping!
tips for making this meal easy and as healthy as possible
This is basically an assembly style recipe as you’re literally going to pile the cauliflower rice, chicken and veg on top of some lettuce and call it a lettuce wrap. Whisking together the sauce is the most “work” you have to do, and if you want to make that even easier, you can totally buy a store-bought peanut sauce!
what to serve with these lettuce wraps
Personally, I’m not counting carbs so I would probably serve this with a noodle salad, or a fresh mango salad for a lighter meal. But these are surprisingly filling as a low carb meal all on their own or with a simple asian slaw.. For dessert, these watermelon “fries” are also totally no cook, and a favourite amongst everyone who tries them.
FAQ about this recipe
I tend to get a lot of questions so here are some answers for you to make it easy to get what you need before you start to make your chicken lettuce wraps.
what should i look for in a store-bought peanut sauce?
If you’re going to do a store-bought peanut sauce, look for one that has the least amount of salt and sugar, that has peanuts at the top of the ingredient list (not sugar or some other additive).
can I use regular rice instead of cauliflower rice?
Absolutely, if you don’t care to make this recipe low carb or keto, or are serving this to your kids who love carbs, you can definitely use regular rice. To make it nutritious, choose a whole grain rice, and to make it super fast, you can use a microwave or freezer pack of cooked rice, or minute rice.
what if we have a peanut allergy in our family?
The peanut sauce is totally delish but you can also make this sauce with sunflower butter or you can skip the peanut sauce all together and dress your rotisserie chicken lettuce wraps with a little teriyaki or another favourite sauce.
are these lettuce wraps keto friendly and low carb?
Yes, these are absolutely low carb and can definitely work on the keto diet with just 11 grams of carbs per serving. You can even reduce the carbs further if you need to for medical or health reasons by using a non calorie sweetener in the sauce, and using green bell pepper and green cabbage instead of red.
what are your thoughts on keto for weight loss?
Honestly, I’m not here to judge what diets you decide to take on or the reasons. I do not professionally believe that doing a keto diet for weight loss purposes is sustainable, and the research also supports that (I’ve written about it all here). However, if keto feels good to you, or you have a medical condition that is helped by a keto diet, then go for it!
do you have any other suggestions for no cook recipes that are healthy and easy?
Absolutely. And if you like these no cook recipes, I will make some more.
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts on this super simple low carb no cook recipe and what are some of your go-to dinners when you just can’t make dinner from scratch.
NO COOK Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup reduced sodium tamari or reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic pressed or very finely minced
- 1 tsp sriracha or more to taste
- 1 Rotisserie chicken skin removed and meat shredded
- 1 10 oz bag Cauliflower rice
- 1 cup shredded Red cabbage
- ½ Red bell pepper finely diced
- 2 heads Bibb Boston or Butter lettuce, leaves removed
- Crushed peanuts
- Sesame seeds
- Green onions cut on a bias
- Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients.
- Cook the cauliflower rice according to the package directions in the microwave.
- Lay out the lettuce wrap leaves and add the cauliflower, chicken, red cabbage, bell pepper, peanuts, sesame seeds and green onions. Drizzle generously with the peanut sauce and enjoy!
Updated on July 21st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.