Chicken lettuce wraps are a delicious and versatile meal that’s perfect for any day of the week.
Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or even an afternoon snack, these wraps can be served up with a variety of side dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Here’s a list of 15 dishes to serve with your chicken lettuce wraps that will make mealtime even more enjoyable.
From traditional sides such as potato salad and coleslaw to unique dishes like roasted Brussels sprouts and mango salsa, there’s something to please everyone at the dinner table.
Whether you’re looking for ideas to spice up your weekly menu or want some inspiration for hosting a dinner party, this list has you covered. Get ready to fire up the stove and get cooking!
Why These Side Dishes Goes Well With Chicken Lettuce Wraps– By Chef Natalie
To save you time, and to make your decision easy, I have built a nice chart on why these side dishes go well with Chicken Lettuce Wraps!
|Side Dish||Why it goes well with Chicken Lettuce Wraps|
|Potato Salad||Creamy and refreshing, balances the flavors of the wraps|
|Coleslaw||Provides a crunchy texture and adds a tangy flavor to complement the wraps|
|Roasted Brussels Sprouts||Offers a savory and slightly charred taste that pairs well with the wraps|
|Mango Salsa||Adds a sweet and fruity element, contrasting with the savory chicken wraps|
|Fruit Salad||Provides a fresh and light accompaniment to the flavorful chicken wraps|
|Baked Sweet Potato Fries||Offers a sweet and crispy counterpart to the wraps, providing a satisfying bite|
|Quinoa Salad||Provides a protein-packed option with a light and refreshing taste|
|Roasted Root Vegetables||Offers a hearty and earthy flavor that complements the chicken lettuce wraps|
|Fried Rice||Adds a savory and aromatic component, creating a fusion of flavors with the wraps|
|Corn On The Cob||Provides a sweet and juicy side dish that balances the flavors of the wraps|
|Green Bean Casserole||Offers a creamy and comforting side dish that pairs well with the wraps|
|Grilled Vegetables||Adds a smoky and charred taste, providing a contrast to the chicken wraps|
|Baked Potato Wedges||Offers a satisfying and filling option that complements the wraps|
|Roasted Asparagus||Provides a tender and flavorful vegetable side dish to accompany the wraps|
|Tomato-Avocado Salad||Adds a refreshing and tangy component, balancing the flavors of the wraps|
1. Potato Salad
Potato salad is an ideal accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps.
It’s creamy, savory and slightly acidic, making it the perfect balance to a light and refreshing wrap.
Preparing potato salad requires only a few simple steps.
Start by boiling potatoes until they are tender but still hold their shape.
Once cooked, drain and cool the potatoes before cubing them into bite-sized pieces.
Next, create a dressing by combining mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and white wine vinegar in a bowl and whisking together until smooth. Add salt, pepper and any other seasonings of your choice to taste.
Finally, toss the potatoes together with the dressing and top with chopped celery and parsley for added texture.
Enjoy this classic side dish alongside your favorite chicken lettuce wraps!
Coleslaw is an ideal accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps.
Not only does it provide a cool crunch, but its combination of cabbage, onion, carrots and seasonings offers a flavorful contrast to the wraps.
Plus, it’s easy to make and requires few ingredients!
To prepare coleslaw for your chicken lettuce wrap spread, you’ll need shredded cabbage, diced onions, shredded carrots and your favorite coleslaw dressing.
Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl until everything is evenly distributed.
You can also add salt and pepper to taste for extra flavor. For extra zing, you can add bits of jalapeno or other vegetables like celery or bell peppers.
Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, chill the coleslaw for at least an hour before serving so that all the flavors have time to meld together.
Serve alongside your chicken lettuce wraps for a delicious meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table!
3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Moving on from the crunchy, creamy coleslaw, why not add another layer of texture to your dish with roasted Brussels sprouts? They’re easy to prepare and can be cooked in just 30 minutes.
Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash and cut the Brussels sprouts into halves or quarters and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over them, season with salt and pepper, and mix them until they are evenly coated.
Roast for 20-30 minutes until the edges are lightly browned, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
Once finished, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the Brussels sprouts onto a separate plate.
The combination of their crunchy outside with a tender inside makes them an ideal companion for any lettuce wrap dish.
Plus, they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that make them an incredibly healthy side dish option.
Add some extra flavor by sprinkling Parmesan cheese over the top before serving alongside your chicken lettuce wraps.
For an extra pop of flavor that will elevate your meal to a whole other level, you could also try adding finely chopped garlic to the roasted Brussels sprouts before cooking.
With just one addition you’ll be able to enjoy a more complex taste experience that will leave you wanting more!
Serve up these delicious vegetable accompaniments alongside your chicken lettuce wraps for a flavorful twist on a classic favorite.
4. Mango Salsa
Mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps.
Bursting with flavor, it brings an unexpected but welcome twist to the dish.
It’s easy to make too – all you need are some ripe mangoes, red onion, chili pepper, cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of salt.
Simply combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and you’re done!
The sweet taste of mango combined with a hint of spice from the chili pepper makes for a delicious combination that will tantalize your taste buds.
Serve it with chicken lettuce wraps and you have a meal that truly satisfies.
5. Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is an excellent accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps. It’s light, refreshing, and full of vitamins.
Start by choosing a variety of ripe fruits – apples, oranges, pears, grapes, peaches, and strawberries are all great choices.
Slice the fruit into small pieces and combine them in a large bowl. To give the salad some sweetness and crunch, add a handful of raisins or chopped walnuts.
For extra flavor, drizzle a tablespoon of honey over the top. Next comes the dressing.
Start with two tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice – it’ll provide just the right amount of acidity to cut through all that sweetness from the fruit.
Then mix in two tablespoons each of olive oil and white wine vinegar for extra depth of flavor. If you like your dressing on the spicier side, add in some freshly grated ginger root or cayenne pepper for a kick!
Finally stir everything together until it’s well blended and pour it over the fruit salad.
This delicious accompaniment is ready to be served alongside your chicken lettuce wraps! The bright colors and flavors will complement each other perfectly – giving everyone at your table something delicious to enjoy.
6. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Moving on from the delightful fruit salad, we’ll be serving up some golden and delicious baked sweet potato fries
These oven-baked treats are sure to put a smile on your face – and you can even customize them with your favorite seasonings for a unique touch.
First, preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Peel 3 large sweet potatoes, chop them into thin strips, then toss in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cumin.
Spread the strips on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Arrange the crispy baked sweet potato fries on a platter alongside your chicken lettuce wraps and voila!
A tantalizing meal fit for any occasion. With its combination of crunchy textures and savory flavors, this dish is sure to be an instant hit!
7. Quinoa Salad
Quinoa salad is the perfect accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps.
This light, fluffy and delicious dish can be made with a variety of ingredients and spices for a unique flavor that will compliment your meal.
To start, cook one cup of quinoa according to the instructions on the package. While that cooks, dice up some fresh vegetables – peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, or whatever you like – and add them to a bowl.
To add some protein to the dish you can also throw in some cooked chickpeas, edamame or lentils.
Once your quinoa is done cooking, let it cool before adding it to the vegetable mixture. For an extra kick of flavor drizzle over some olive oil and red wine vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Then mix everything together until evenly combined:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup diced vegetables
- ¼ cup cooked legumes (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
This dish is sure to be a hit at dinnertime!
Quinoa salad is a great way to add texture and flavor without weighing down your meal. Plus there are endless combinations of ingredients you can use so you can customize it however you want – making each time you make it a new experience!
8. Roasted Root Vegetables
After the quinoa salad, it’s time to move on to the roasted root vegetables.
These are a great accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps as they bring an earthy flavor and crunchy texture to the dish.
Start by preheating your oven to 375°F, then peel and cube carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces.
Place them in a large bowl with olive oil and seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
Toss everything together until evenly coated before transferring the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roast for about 35 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through and starting to brown.
Serve alongside your chicken lettuce wraps for an extra layer of flavor and texture!
9. Fried Rice
Fried rice is an ideal accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps. The classic dish of fluffy white rice stir-fried with vegetables, eggs and seasonings provides a flavorful contrast to the light wrap.
Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized with any ingredients you have on hand.
Start by heating a tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Then add diced carrots, onions, garlic and other vegetables of your choice.
Let them cook for several minutes until softened before adding the cooked cold rice, soy sauce, and seasonings such as ginger and sesame oil.
Stir everything together until the vegetables are evenly distributed throughout the rice. Push the contents of the skillet to one side, then crack an egg into the empty space and scramble it.
Once cooked through, mix it into the fried rice mixture so that it’s fully incorporated before serving.
Serve up your fried rice alongside chicken lettuce wraps for a complete meal that is sure to please everyone at the table! Scatter some freshly sliced scallions on top for added brightness and crunch. Enjoy!
10. Corn On The Cob
After the savory, crunchy fried rice, it’s time to move on to a classic summer side dish: corn on the cob. A great accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps, this side is easy to make and can be cooked on the grill or in a pot of boiling water.
When buying corn on the cob, look for ears with vibrant green husks and pale yellow silk poking out from underneath.
Avoid any that have shriveled husks or dark spots. When you’re at home, peel back the husks to check for worms before cooking.
When you’ve chosen your perfect ear of corn, it can be boiled in salted water for about 5 minutes or grilled for 10-15 minutes over indirect heat. Slather it with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper for optimal flavor!
11. Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish that is perfect with chicken lettuce wraps. It’s easy to make and incredibly tasty, making it ideal for large gatherings or just a family dinner.
To make Green Bean Casserole, you’ll need:
- 1 10.5 oz can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups cooked cut green beans
- 1 1/3 cups French fried onion rings
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup, milk, black pepper, and beans.
Pour the mixture into a 2 quart baking dish.
Top with onion rings and bake for 25 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
Serve alongside your chicken lettuce wraps for the perfect meal!
12. Grilled Vegetables
After the heartiness of the green bean casserole, it’s time to lighten things up with some grilled vegetables.
Whether it’s a medley of mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions or a simple side of zucchini and squash slices, grilling adds smoky flavor that pairs well with chicken lettuce wraps.
Plus, you can use whatever is in season for the freshest flavor.
Start by prepping your chosen veggies – wash them off and cut into even-sized pieces so they cook quickly and evenly.
Brush with olive oil on both sides before adding seasoning like salt, pepper, garlic powder, or chili flakes.
Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through and lightly charred on each side.
When done grilling, serve alongside your chicken lettuce wraps for a light yet flavorful meal that everyone will love.
Let guests customize their wraps with their favorite veggies to create unique yet delicious combinations!
13. Baked Potato Wedges
The perfect accompaniment to chicken lettuce wraps, baked potato wedges are a great way to round out your meal. Their crispy golden exterior and fluffy inside provide an excellent textural contrast to the crunch of the lettuce wraps.
You can season them with salt and pepper or get creative by adding herbs and spices like garlic powder, paprika, or cumin – whatever you fancy!
When it comes to baking potato wedges, it’s important to use starchy potatoes like Russets for optimal results. Cut them into wedges about 1/2 inch thick and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss together until evenly coated.
Pop them in the oven at 425°F for 25 minutes and voilà – spud perfection! Once they’re done baking, be sure to serve them while they’re still hot.
A sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley or oregano adds a pop of flavor that takes these potato wedges over the top!
So don’t hesitate – give these delicious sides a try with your next batch of chicken lettuce wraps.
14. Roasted Asparagus
Moving away from the baked potato wedges, roasted asparagus is a delicious side dish to pair with chicken lettuce wraps.
It’s easy to make and a healthy alternative that everyone can enjoy.
To begin, preheat the oven to 400°F. Trim off the tough end of the asparagus spears and discard them. Place the spears in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, then drizzle olive oil over them.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over the asparagus, then roast them in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until they are tender but still crisp.
Here are some tips for making delicious roasted asparagus:
- Use fresh asparagus spears for the best results
- When trimming off tough ends of the asparagus, cut about 1 inch off each spear depending on their thickness
- Drizzle olive oil generously over the spears before roasting
- Don’t overcook by leaving them in the oven too long – they should be tender but still crisp when done!
Roasted asparagus is a tasty side dish that pairs perfectly with chicken lettuce wraps. Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!
15. Tomato-Avocado Salad
When looking for an accompaniment to serve with chicken lettuce wraps, a tomato-avocado salad is a great option.
The vibrant colors of the tomatoes and avocados contrast beautifully against the green lettuce wraps, creating a visually appealing dish.
It also has a wonderful balance of light and fresh flavors that perfectly complement the flavors of the chicken lettuce wrap without overpowering them.
This salad is incredibly easy to make and can be done in minutes. All you need are some ripe summer tomatoes, avocados, red onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Slice up the tomatoes and avocado into cubes and place them in a bowl together with diced red onion. To give it flavor and depth, mince some garlic and add it along with plenty of chopped cilantro.
Then dress everything with freshly squeezed lime juice as well as some extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. The result is a vibrant salad that looks gorgeous on any plate or bowl. Its flavors are bright but not too acidic while the creamy texture of the avocado ties everything together nicely.
So if you’re looking for an easy side dish to go with your chicken lettuce wraps this tomato-avocado salad is definitely worth trying!
These 15 dishes are sure to complement chicken lettuce wraps perfectly.
With potato salad, coleslaw, roasted Brussels sprouts, mango salsa, and more, there’s something for every palate.
Plus, each dish is a great way to add some extra nutrition and flavor.
Whether you’re hosting a party or just having a weeknight dinner with the family, these sides will elevate your meal and make it even more delicious. I can’t wait to try them all out!
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