4.73 from 11 votes
Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Spicy Tandoori Chicken served on crispy lettuce cups, drizzled with cooking cucumber raita and crunchy red onions makes a delicious and healthy option for holiday entertaining.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: lettuce wraps, tandoori chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 - 3 Persian cucumbers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
To Serve:
  • 1 head boston lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  1. Pat dry the chicken with paper towel. Make 3 to 4 small horizontal slits to each chicken piece. Apply salt and lemon juice to the chicken. Mix yogurt, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Apply evenly to the chicken and allow to marinate for 20 minutes or refrigerate if marinating ahead of time. 

  2. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot insert. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot. Carefully place the marinated chicken over the trivet. Baste the chicken with oil.
  3. Close the Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Pressure Cook for 8 minutes followed by 10 minute natural pressure release.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, make the Raita - Whisk the yogurt in a medium bowl. Peel and grate the cucumber. Add grated cucumber to the yogurt. Sprinkle salt and cumin. Mix well. Garnish with cilantro, keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to be served.
  5. Open the Instant Pot. Take the chicken and the trivet out. Optional Step - Broil Chicken in a preheated oven or grill for 5 minutes. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and keep aside.
To serve:
  1. Carefully remove 10 to 12 whole lettuce leaves from the head of the lettuce. Take 1 lettuce leaf, place a 4 to 5 pieces of chicken in the centre of the leaf. Pour 1 to 2 tablespoon raita over the chicken and top with sliced onions.

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Nutrition Facts
Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1564mg68%
Potassium 1271mg36%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 1185IU24%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.