Copycat Rainforest Cafe Lettuce Wraps and Thai Chicken Salad

Published on October 26, 2011

If you ever had Rainforest Cafe’s wonderful appetizer of lettuce wraps, it was no doubt as memorable as it was to me. It was one of those dishes you had to come home and try to figure out how to make. I was writing down all the ingredients in my head as I was eating it so when I got home I could get it down on paper. It didn’t take long to come up with this copy of their famous dish, which unfortunately has been discontinued being served at their restaurants. It may have been too labor intensive. There is a lot going on especially getting the lettuce leaves separated without tearing them.

It’s a beautiful dish for making company feel special.

Copycat Rainforest Cafe Lettuce Wraps

Rainforest Cafe Lettuce Wraps

Teriyaki Chicken


Marinade chicken pieces in sauce for 10 minutes. Saute for 5 minutes or until completely cooked.

Rainbow Slaw


Place all slaw ingredients in a bowl. Pour dressing over them and mix until everything is coated.



Measure all dressing ingredients into a jar and shake until well blended.


Mix dressing with slaw. Arrange the chicken pieces and slaw on a large platter along with:

*Trader Joe’s Trader Grotto’s Sicilian (cold pressed) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a blend of three olives from Sicily, packaged in Italy in a beautiful bottle. It’s light and delicious. Store it in the dark and use up within a month.

Rainforest Cafe Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Salad

Use the same slaw ingredients substituting diced fresh mango for the golden raisins. Lay lettuce leaves around a bowl and spoon slaw on to the lettuce. Drizzle with dressing and top with diced avocado, toasted peanuts halves and softened or fried rice sticks.

rainbow slaw salad

Coconut Secret has come out with a teriyaki sauce. But I am keeping this recipe here for making a teriyaki sauce using Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos.

Soyless Teriyaki Sauce



Bring the wine to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 5 more minutes.

cabbage plants at the farmers market
jicama and peanuts
red green onions at the farmers market
carrots at the farmers market
iceberg lettuce at the farmers market
pretty display at farmers market with lush grasses