Chicken Sate Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple Jicama Slaw

Ever since I got my PB2, I’ve been trying to think of ways to use it. In case you haven’t heard, PB2 is a powdered peanut butter that you can mix water to eat any way you’d eat regular ol’ peanut butter, or add to recipes. Two tablespoons has just about 50 calories and 2 grams of fat -remarkably less than two tablespoons of the real stuff. This could just be a peanut-butter-loving-dieter’s dream. (And I know it sounds like what I’m describing must be artificial, but it’s not at all – I’ll let you read more about it on the website.) As wonderful as it sounds, I was actually hesitant to order it. Why? Real peanut butter is a source of good fat, and I actually have trouble getting enough of that in my diet. So adding a tablespoon of peanut butter to my cottage cheese, protein shake, or oatmeal is really good for me. But sometimes the added calories of peanut butter are just too much – one example is when I’m making a peanut butter sauce, like in my thai chicken pizza or chicken broccoli peanut pasta. I managed to make these dishes pretty healthy even with real peanut butter, but much of that is due to adjusting the other ingredient amounts to balance out calorie-dense peanut butter. With PB2, I could probably enjoy even a bit more protein and vegetables in these meals and still end up with less calories overall.

With that in mind, I thought about my favorite dishes that involve peanut sauce, and lettuce wraps immediately came to mind. Flavorful chicken and crunchy vegetables wrapped in a fresh piece of bright green lettuce – I even think of these as a lower carb and still highly delicious taco of sorts. And in my mind, lettuce wraps must have peanut sauce. I also had some leftover jicama, which I thought would make a fabulous slaw along with sweet pineapple, tangy vinegar and bright mint and cilantro. For the chicken I went with a simple sate marinade.
Don’t let the long ingredient list fool you – this meal is actually pretty simple and comes together fairly quickly. And the end result? So worth it. So delicious, and so healthy too. The sweet and spicy slaw went perfectly with the grilled chicken and peanut sauce (which, of course, would have been a lot more caloric if made with peanut butter!) It’s perfect for summer too, since it just requires some quick grilling and may even utilize some fresh herbs you have growing.

Chicken Sate Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple Jicama Slaw
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Slaw
1 green chili or jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 lime, juiced and zested
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
freshly ground salt & pepper, to taste
about 1 cup diced pineapple (150gm)
about 1 cup julienned jicama (100gm)

Chicken Sate
10oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 lime, juiced and zested
pinch of crushed red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

Peanut Sauce
3 tbsp PB2, mixed with a little water
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp chili paste with garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar

10 leaves Boston Bibb lettuce, washed and dried

Combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl and chill until ready to serve.

For the chicken sate, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper, and garlic. Slice the chicken into thin strips and toss with the marinade in a bowl or shallow baking dish. Let marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature, or up to an hour in the refrigerator. Meanwhile, whisk together the peanut sauce ingredients.

Preheat grill over low heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard marinade. Grill for about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Arrange the lettuce leaves, grilled chicken strips, and pineapple-jicama slaw on a serving platter and along with the dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 360.0
Total Fat: 4.2 g
Cholesterol: 82.2 mg
Sodium: 1,688.4 mg
Total Carbs: 40.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
Protein: 41.6 g

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26 Responses to “Chicken Sate Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple Jicama Slaw”

  1. 1

    Kalyn — August 14, 2009 @ 1:15 pm Reply

    Love the sound of this dish, and I'm intrigued by PB2.

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    beesknees — August 14, 2009 @ 3:16 pm Reply

    Looks great Cara! I am so glad you like PB2.One of my favorite meals when I worked at Chili's was their lettuce wraps. They don't have them any longer and I have been meaning to make my own so thanks :)

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    Kevin — August 15, 2009 @ 2:38 pm Reply

    What a tasty sounding meal! I am always up for a spicy peanut sauce.

  4. 4

    Katie — August 15, 2009 @ 3:23 pm Reply

    I have not heard of the PB2. I am going to check out the website now. And I need to try this recipe soon. It looks so yummy!

  5. 5

    Grace — August 20, 2009 @ 2:46 pm Reply

    this is just delightful! i'm a recent convert to loving peanut sauce, and i like the lettuce wrap idea. really great marinade and really great meal!

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    Lindsay — August 24, 2009 @ 2:55 pm Reply

    Thank you for your many posts using PB2 and the post of Chicken Sate Lettuce Wraps. It looks absolutely delicious! In fact, it looked so good, I used it as my weekend recipe on my company’s, the National Peanut Board, Facebook fan page. If you have the chance, check it out! http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Peanut-Board/63476447613 From America’s peanut farmers, thank you for your support and love of peanuts/peanut butter!Sincerely,Lindsay Spencer

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    Contessa Kris — July 1, 2010 @ 5:54 pm Reply

    I just found this post. A friend had recommended a jicama/pineapple slaw she had at a restaurant and I looked for a recipe and found yours! Looks delicious! I'll have to try it!

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    trisha too — July 1, 2010 @ 6:15 pm Reply

    Hey, I'm the friend! This sounds delicious, I'm going to try the slaw recipe! And blog stalk you . . . ;)

  9. 9

    Cara — July 1, 2010 @ 6:17 pm Reply

    great, hope you ladies like it! thanks for stopping by!

  10. 10

    Cara — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    great, hope you ladies like it! thanks for stopping by!

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    trisha too — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Hey, I'm the friend! This sounds delicious, I'm going to try the slaw recipe! And blog stalk you . . . ;)

  12. 12

    trisha too — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Hey, I'm the friend! This sounds delicious, I'm going to try the slaw recipe! And blog stalk you . . . ;)

  13. 13

    Lindsay — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Thank you for your many posts using PB2 and the post of Chicken Sate Lettuce Wraps. It looks absolutely delicious! In fact, it looked so good, I used it as my weekend recipe on my company’s, the National Peanut Board, Facebook fan page. If you have the chance, check it out! http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Peanut-Board/63476447613 From America’s peanut farmers, thank you for your support and love of peanuts/peanut butter!Sincerely,Lindsay Spencer

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    Katie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I have not heard of the PB2. I am going to check out the website now. And I need to try this recipe soon. It looks so yummy!

  15. 15

    Katie — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I have not heard of the PB2. I am going to check out the website now. And I need to try this recipe soon. It looks so yummy!

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    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    What a tasty sounding meal! I am always up for a spicy peanut sauce.

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    beesknees — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Looks great Cara! I am so glad you like PB2.One of my favorite meals when I worked at Chili's was their lettuce wraps. They don't have them any longer and I have been meaning to make my own so thanks :)

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    Kalyn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Love the sound of this dish, and I'm intrigued by PB2.

  19. 19

    Kalyn — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Love the sound of this dish, and I'm intrigued by PB2.

  20. 20

    Contessa Kris — March 28, 2011 @ 8:42 pm Reply

    I just found this post. A friend had recommended a jicama/pineapple slaw she had at a restaurant and I looked for a recipe and found yours! Looks delicious! I'll have to try it!

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    Grace — March 28, 2011 @ 8:49 pm Reply

    this is just delightful! i'm a recent convert to loving peanut sauce, and i like the lettuce wrap idea. really great marinade and really great meal!

  22. 22

    trisha too — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    Hey, I'm the friend! This sounds delicious, I'm going to try the slaw recipe! And blog stalk you . . . ;)

  23. 23

    Kevin — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    What a tasty sounding meal! I am always up for a spicy peanut sauce.

  24. 24

    Kalyn — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    Love the sound of this dish, and I'm intrigued by PB2.

  25. 25

    trisha too — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    Hey, I'm the friend! This sounds delicious, I'm going to try the slaw recipe! And blog stalk you . . . ;)

  26. 26

    Contessa Kris — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    I just found this post. A friend had recommended a jicama/pineapple slaw she had at a restaurant and I looked for a recipe and found yours! Looks delicious! I'll have to try it!

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