Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps


Here’s a fresh and easy chicken dinner that’s great for weeknights when you need to get food on the table fast. Despite being quick, it packs a ton of flavor, thanks to the addictive coconut-peanut sauce, which unites the various components (rice vermicelli noodles, sliced cucumber, and lettuce to wrap it all in) in delicious harmony. Don’t be shy about the toppings—scallions, basil, and peanuts are suggested here, but shredded carrot, thinly sliced bell pepper, and snow peas would be welcome, too. Save any leftover peanut sauce for rice bowls or to use as a veggie dip.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 4 ounces rice vermicelli noodles

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1¼ lb.)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ¼ cup canned unsweetened coconut milk, well shaken

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ tablespoon sriracha

  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves

  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumber

  • Thinly sliced scallions, basil leaves, and chopped roasted peanuts, for serving


  1. Soak rice noodles according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until charred and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.

  3. Whisk peanut butter, coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, and sriracha in a small bowl.

  4. Serve chicken and noodles with lettuce, cucumber, and peanut sauce, alongside scallions, basil, and peanuts for topping.

    Caitlin Bensel

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

445 Calories
23g Fat
29g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 445
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 897mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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