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Easy Pineapple Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Here’s a tasty and fun recipe the whole family is sure to love. The crispy and soft lettuce makes a perfect wrap for the slices of pineapple and chicken. A winner of a recipe! 
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Main Meal
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, Mediterranean
Keyword Chicken and Pineapple, Chicken Wraps, Lettuce Wraps
Servings 10
Author Pam


  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 1 fresh pineapple cored and cut into spears
  • 1 head bib lettuce, leaves left whole, if you can’t find bib lettuce you can use romaine
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 8 ounces pineapple juice, I used canned, no sugar added
  • 2 dried red chili peppers, this to optional for added spice and heat


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    2.In a medium saucepan, add tamari or soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and pineapple juice. (If using the dried peppers, throw them in whole)

    3.Whisk ingredients together, and bring to boil. Take out the peppers now.

    4.Turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until thickened and reduced by about half.

    5.Lay chicken and pineapple onto a baking sheet. (You can line with foil sprayed with cooking spray or lay right on pan that’s been sprayed as well)

    6.Add 1/2 cup of the thickened sauce to a heat proof measuring cup or heat proof bowl. (Been using these great products and love them)

    7.Using a basting brush, coat chicken and pineapple with sauce.

    8.Place chicken and pineapple in oven for about 20 minutes. Then, put under broiler for about 10 minutes.

    9.Flip and broil an additional 10 minutes, or until chicken reached 165 degrees. Juices should run clear.

    10. Remove skin if desired or leave on and cut up chicken and pineapple.

    11.Gently separate lettuce leaves and rinse in cold water, pat dry with paper towels.

    12.Fill lettuce with about 1/2 cup chicken and several pineapple pieces.

    13.Drizzle 2 teaspoons of sauce over the chicken and pineapple filling. Enjoy the wonderful flavors and textures!