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Orange Tofu or Chicken Lettuce Wraps (gluten-free)

Vibrant Orange Tofu or Chicken Lettuce Wraps, are a simple and delicious meal, perfect for lunch or dinner! You can easily make these gluten-free by substituting the soy sauce for tamari.

Course Dinner, Lunch
Keyword Chicken, Gluten Free, orange, Tofu
Servings 4


For The Marinade:

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more depending on desired spice level)

For The Wraps:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs OR 2 packages Extra Firm Tofu (350g) cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 diced green onions
  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • ½ long English cucumber sliced
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • sliced oranges (for garnish)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (optional)
  • sesame seeds (garnish)


  1. Add all of the marinade ingredients together in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

  2. Add chicken or tofu to a plastic bag or shallow dish (with lid) and pour 1 cup of marinade on top. Let sit and marinade for at least 1 hour - If you can try 4 hours or overnight! Place the remaining marinade in a resealable container and refrigerate.

  3. Remove the chicken or tofu from the fridge and let come to room temperature 1 hour before planning to cook.

  4. Add the remaining marinade mixture to a sauce pan on medium heat, allowing to cook until it has reduced by half and has slightly thickened.

  5. Heat a frying pan on medium heat, with 1 tablespoon of oil. When hot, fry the tofu and chicken until brown and chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 F.

  6. Brush both sides of chicken or tofu with some of the reduced marinade. Then remove from the pan and cut into bit sized pieces. Assemble by topping each lettuce leaf with tofu or chicken, green onions, almonds, cucumbers, cilantro, orange slices and sesame seeds (optional). Use extra reduced marinade as a drizzle and enjoy!!