Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 23, 2010

I have been itching to make some lettuce wraps ever since getting my lettuce transplants from the store earlier this year.  I’ve been waiting for the leaves to grow larger enough to actually wrap…and that time is now.

When I learned about Chris Lilly and his Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mango Marinade recipe from KC Masterpiece, I was inspired.  I made my own twist on the recipe to keep it close to $5…and love the way it turned out!!!

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Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes (30 minutes for marinating)

Cooking Time – 15-20 minutes


  • 1.5 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs ($2.98)
  • about 3/4 cups Spicy Mango Marinade from KC Masterpiece ($.50)
  • 2 mangoes, diced ($1) On sale for $.50 each lately…how to select and cut a mango
  • 1 celery stalk ($.10)
  • 2 garlic cloves ($.10)
  • 1 Tbsp Spicy Mango Marinade ($.05)
  • Lettuce leaves from the garden
  • Optional: Use tortillas instead of lettuce wraps
  • 1 bag Steamers frozen peas ($.67) Recent sale and coupon match


  • Marinate the chicken thighs in the Spicy Mango Marinade for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

“Transport your taste buds to the tropics with a new, spicy mango marinade sure to make any meal pop. A delicious blend of ripe mangos, select spices and a hint of cayenne pepper, the marinade adds a flavorful kick to grilled chicken, pork or shrimp.” – From KC Masterpiece’s Spicy Mango Marinade

  • While the chicken is marinating, cut the mango and chop the celery. Crush the garlic and add it into the mix. Season with some salt and pepper.

  • After the chicken thighs have marinated, grill them until they are cooked through. Then slice and dice them…and add them to the mango mixture. Toss and add into lettuce leaves or tortillas.
  • Cook the Steamers peas as directed on package.
  • Serve Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps with peas.

Cost $5.40

I did receive the bottle of KC Masterpiece’s Spicy Mango Marinade free.  More information can be found on the site’s disclosure policy.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelsey June 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

emailing this one to my mama!


Lori June 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Where did you find the Spicy Mango Marinade, I live in Texas, I am unsure if I have ever seen this here, love the recipe thou, would love to try it, I used to live in Florida and had a Mango tree out my front door, and used to love to make recipes with Mango in them, thanks for this


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom June 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm


I believe it’s a new product…check the condiments/marinade shelves?! And if it’s not there yet, it will be soon. :)


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy June 24, 2010 at 6:44 am

I”m going to try to find that marinade or sauce. It sounds awesome! LOVE the wraps! I”m hoping to use mango more this summer. Thanks!


Andrea June 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

This looks SOOO AMAZING!


Jessica June 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

Love this and your site!


Jessica March 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Couldn’t find the sauce today )-; Hoping to substitute something- cause it sounds yummy- although it’s also not really grilling season here yet.


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