Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps



In this article, we will explore the delicious recipe for Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps. This recipe was created by Melissa Barlow from Fruit Heights, Utah, who came up with this amazing dish when she had an abundance of cherries on hand. Her family loved it so much that they asked for more, and luckily, Melissa had enough fruit to make it again the next day. These refreshing and flavorful lettuce wraps are perfect for a light and healthy meal. Let’s dive into the details of this recipe.


Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delectable combination of tender chicken, crisp lettuce, and the sweetness of fresh cherries. A delightful blend of flavors and textures, these wraps are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. The tangy teriyaki sauce and the crunch of almonds add an extra dimension to this dish. Whether you're serving it as an appetizer or a light main course, these lettuce wraps are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped pitted fresh sweet cherries


  • Sprinkle the chicken cubes with ground ginger, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the seasoned chicken cubes to the skillet and cook and stir for 3-5 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and stir in shredded carrots, chopped cherries, chopped green onions, and coarsely chopped almonds.
  • In a small bowl, mix rice vinegar, reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce, and honey. Stir this mixture into the skillet with the chicken and vegetable mixture.
  • Take Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves and spoon the chicken mixture onto each leaf.
  • Fold the lettuce over the filling to create a wrap.
  • Serve these delicious Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps as an appetizer or a light main course.


These Cherry-Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a light lunch, or even a refreshing dinner option. The combination of cherries, chicken, and lettuce provides a burst of flavors and textures that will satisfy your taste buds. You can also customize these wraps by adding your favorite sauce or garnish. They are perfect for any occasion, be it a casual get-together or a summer picnic.

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