Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These firecracker chicken lettuce wraps are tossed in a sweet and tangy firecracker sauce and topped with sliced bell peppers and crunchy peanuts.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Chicken Wrap, easy lunch recipe, light recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 lettuce wraps
Calories 231 kcal
Author Stephanie



  • 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*
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season with salt/pepper as desired.
  3. 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)
  4. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium and heat and cook the floured (or un-floured) chicken for a few minutes on each side.
  5. Mix firecracker sauce ingredients together in a large bowl. Remove chicken from the skillet and drop into the bowl, mixing around to coat thoroughly.
  6. 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.
  7. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons into the middle of each piece of lettuce. Sprinkle the top of each with diced peanuts and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Firecracker Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1860IU37%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.