Saturday, September 11, 2010

Gluten Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps by The Gluten Free Notebook

Today's guest post & recipe is shared by celiac sisters Shelley and Suman of the blog, The Gluten Free Notebook

Gluten Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I made these on a whim one day, wanting something light and fresh on a very hot summer day. They turned out delicious!


1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized strips or pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Add a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and heat on med-high heat and sauté chicken until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


1 package A Taste of Thai Peanut Noodles or any other flavoured gluten free rice noodles of your preference.

Cook as per directions on the package.

Vegetable mixture:

1/2 small onion finely chopped
1 celery stalk finely diced
2 carrots grated (reserve one grated carrot for topping the lettuce wraps at the end)
6-7 button mushrooms diced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon gluten free soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and add all chopped vegetables except mushrooms. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until onion has softened slightly. Add the mushrooms and the soy sauce and continue to cook until the mushrooms reduce. Remove mixture from heat.

Fresh Toppings:

1 grated carrot (reserved from above)
5 green onions chopped (green and white parts)
blanched peanuts-coarsely chopped

You will also need:

1 head of iceberg lettuce, washed and carefully separated
sweet chilli sauce
gluten free plum sauce (optional)

To assemble: Take one piece of lettuce; add a few spoonfuls of the veggie mixture. Add chicken, and then add noodles, fresh grated carrot and sprinkle with some of the chopped green onions. Sprinkle some chopped peanuts over top. Finish with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce and/or plum sauce. I used both. Just remember that a little of each goes a long way. Wrap and enjoy.  If you are a vegetarian, just leave the chicken out and the recipe tastes just as good.

Serves 3-4

About Shelley & Suman

Shelley and Suman are two celiac sisters discovering the gluten-free way of life in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley! Having been diagnosed since 2004, they are constantly learning about the gluten-free lifestyle and hope to help others through their website (

The Gluten Free Notebook is a collaboration of Shelley and Suman’s gluten-free findings in Vancouver, Canada and its surrounding suburb Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. On their website, one can find a compilation of places to shop for GF items, a list of their favourite GF products, their favourite recipe books and websites. In addition, they include any gluten free restaurants they have discovered in the area.  Shelley and Suman love to find great new recipes, healthy alternatives and are passionate about finding new gluten free products and dining options. All this information is shared on their website as a resource in the hopes of helping others find more GF options.

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