Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Today’s yummy lettuce wrap post is sponsored by Grapes from California🍇


Okay, first things first.

Miso + crunchy peanut butter + chili spiced chicken + grapes. It doesn’t even make sense, you say.

Oh, but friend, it most definitely DOES. It’s a classic chicken salad meets an Asian chicken salad meets a lettuce wrap – all those flavors and textures together? just… 👌.

It’s been way too long since I made a meal that’s as lunchable as this one. I mean, I definitely have a deep, longtime love of warm lunches – a creamy soup and a melty-cheese panini combo is basically everything my life is meant to be and more. Minnesota fall, winter, and spring just requires this of us.

But there is something to be said for that quick chicken-salad style lunch that is addictingly delicious eaten straight outta the fridge, and in this case, wrapped in light and delicate butter lettuce leaves. Or if you’re being extra self-generous, scooped up with crackers or chips. It’s ready to be an amazing lunch for you at barely a moment’s notice. Grab and devour.

I guess the same is true for dinner, because you know those nights when you finally finish work and start thinking about dinner – and suddenly realize that you still have 800 things to do (read: 800 episodes to watch on Netflix) before you go to bed? The struggle is just so very real. Here’s the trick, though: in those moments, all is right in the world when you remember that you have leftover Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps – or your own variation of that – waiting for you in the fridge.

Making this on the weekends to give yourself a safety net for meals throughout the week? HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 👊

I hereby give this recipe meal lifesaver status.

Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - grilled chicken and juicy grapes tossed with a simple creamy miso-peanut sauce. Super easy and healthy recipe! | pinchofyum.com

So… let me read your mind.

GRAPES?! Grapes. I don’t know where grapes have been all my Asian-flavor-inspired lettuce wrap life, but they are never leaving now that this amazing combo has made its way into my mouth.

If I can go there, it’s kind of like having those sweet bites of little canned mandarin oranges in your Asian salads, but better because, well, they’re not mandarin oranges from a can – they’re the sweetest, most bursty little red grapes that have been lovingly grown in sunny California, and bonus! you probably already have them in your fridge, right? Grapes for lyfe.

We’re approaching the fall time, and you might be starting to feel a little nervy because aren’t grapes going out of season soon? Good news, yo. Grapes from California (which are considered our local grape here in the United States since 99% of U.S.-grown grapes are, in fact, grown in California!) are actually available from May through January. Hello I just said JANUARY. Winter time! California grapes will still be around, ripe and juicy and ready to eat. 👅

Celebrate the good times!

Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - grilled chicken and juicy grapes tossed with a simple creamy miso-peanut sauce. Super easy and healthy recipe! | pinchofyum.com
Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - grilled chicken and juicy grapes tossed with a simple creamy miso-peanut sauce. Super easy and healthy recipe! | pinchofyum.com

Okay, to review this Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wrap situation.

These are:

  • ideal for straight-from-the-fridge lunches
  • also ideal for ready-made dinners
  • adaptable to lettuce or crackers or chips or bread or anything, really
  • loaded with flavor and texture – think silky smooth sauce, chili spiced chicken, happy grapes, crunchy nuts, herbs and other yums…
  • favorite
  • thing
  • ever
  • YES
  • PLEASE
Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps - grilled chicken and juicy grapes tossed with a simple creamy miso-peanut sauce. Super easy and healthy recipe! | pinchofyum.com

And you’re off! With yummy lettuce wraps in your sights.

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Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 (2 large lettuce wraps each) 1x

Description

Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps – grilled chicken and juicy grapes tossed with a simple creamy miso-peanut sauce. Super easy and healthy recipe!


Ingredients

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  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons miso
  • 1/2 cup broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, minced (optional)

For the Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups red, green or black Grapes from California, halved
  • butter lettuce leaves for serving
  • lime juice

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Heat a grill or skillet over medium high heat. Coat the chicken with the chili powder and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. When the grill is hot, add a little bit of butter if necessary to prevent sticking, and add the chicken. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through. I like to let it get it really golden brown on the outside. Set aside and let cool for at least five minutes. Cut or shred into small pieces.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine about half of the sauce with the chicken and the grapes. Add more sauce as needed to get everything evenly coated.
  4. Stuff each butter lettuce leaf with the mixture. Add water or oil to the remaining sauce until it pours evenly off the end of a spoon – use it to drizzle over the top. Squeeze with lime juice when serving if you’re that kind of person.

Notes

Store the chicken and grapes mixture separate from the lettuce for up to three days in the fridge.

Miso can be found in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores. The stuff I buy just comes in a little container similar to sour cream or yogurt. Ask your grocer!

Miso paste is thick and very salty. In this recipe it adds flavor and weight to the sauce. If you can’t find miso, you will need to compensate for the sauce thickness AND for the saltiness. For example, use more peanut butter to thicken, but also add a little more soy sauce for saltiness.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: miso peanut chicken lettuce wraps, chicken lettuce wraps, peanut chicken lettuce wraps

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Aww dose lil’ grapes can’t help but be amazing with everything

    It has been a hot minute since I have had a lettuce wrap and I was seriously slack in packing lunches this week

    Sounds like a have my solution! ☝
    Thanks!!






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    Annmarie

    I am turning this into an Asian Chicken Salad in my mind so it can be eaten at my desk at work…YUM!!!






  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I have been meaning to make lettuce wraps like forever but still didn’t manage. This version looks amazing!!!

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    Janna

    I’m making this for our work lunch this Monday. Thanks soooo for sharing this beautiful looking recipe.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I love the idea of adding grapes to an asian inspired dish – I’ve experimented with lots of other fruit but grapes are a new one. Anything with an asian flair is right up my alley so I’m definitely going to give these a shot!

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    Laura

    These sound delicious but I’m a vegetarian. Any recommendations for an alternate protein source? I’d really love to try them. Thanks!

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    Ann

    These look so good but grapes are unbearably expensive in Asia. What should I substitute?

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    Great recipe, Lindsay! I’ve recently started to add grapes in savory dishes, and I realized it was a mistake not to. I’ve noticed that you forgot to wrap “For the Sauce:” in code ![b]For the Sauce:[/b]. It’s not me but my inner perfectionist made me write this 🙂






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    I loooove this. Not only because I love premade meals (hello meal prep Sunday), but because they sound delicious. I often put grapes in my salad, they are a perfect addition and I don’t find your combo all that weird. I need to try this!

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    Cat

    Yum! I am ALL ABOUT pairing sweet things with peanut butter things with meat things, but I honestly never considered grapes as a viable option! I do make recipes featuring raisins often, but grapes would obviously impart a juicy quotient that’s just not there with dehydrated fruits, ya know? YAAAASSS. Gonna try this ta-night! Or soon.

    ps. I love your blog! It has inspired me to start my own blog! http://www.asamatterofsnack.com (hope it’s ok to plug myself here!) It’s just itty-bitty so far, but so fun 🙂