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5 from 3 votes

Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 8 lettuce wraps
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
These firecracker chicken lettuce wraps are tossed in a sweet and tangy firecracker sauce and topped with sliced bell peppers and crunchy peanuts.



  • 2 large, boneless/skinless chicken breasts*
  • Salt/pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup flour, Optional, omit for a healthier option*
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil*

Firecracker Sauce

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar*
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter*
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, optional

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 lettuce leaves, butter lettuce works well
  • 15 diced peanuts, to garnish*


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt/pepper as desired.
  • Place the flour in a zip lock bag and drop the chicken pieces into it. Seal the bag and shake to coat. (*Feel free to omit the flour ingredient for a healthier spin)
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium and heat and cook the floured (or un-floured) chicken for a few minutes on each side.
  • Mix firecracker sauce ingredients together in a large bowl. Remove chicken from the skillet and drop into the bowl, mixing around to coat thoroughly.
  • Place the chicken and sauce in a baking dish (the size is not important, just large enough to hold the chicken) and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop 2-3 tablespoons into the middle of each piece of lettuce. Sprinkle the top of each with diced peanuts and enjoy!


Calories: 231kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 334mg, Potassium: 113mg, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 1860IU, Vitamin C: 4.3mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Stephanie