Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Plus a Review and Giveaway!

Recently I was contacted by Kelapo Coconut Oil, asking if I would do a review.

I have to be honest…I’ve never even tried coconut oil. After a little research and this is what I found out:

-Although both coconut oil and olive oil are healthy fats, coconut oil has no trans fat or cholesterol.

-Coconut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which is more ideal for cooking with higher temperatures.

-Coconut changes from a liquid to a solid below 76 degrees.

To melt – add the amount of oil you need to a small glass bowl, then place the bowl in a slightly larger one filled halfway with hot water. Stir until melted.


I wanted to make a savory dish to see how much of difference using coconut oil made.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into chunks

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 8 oz can water chestnuts

1 cup mushrooms, washed

1 1/2 cups chow mein noodles

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp teriyaki sauce

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Peanuts, crushed

Iceburg lettuce leaves

Add to a food processor the water chestnuts and mushrooms. Pulse until chopped pretty fine. Not shredded – but tiny pieces.

Over medium-high heat, add the coconut oil. When hot, toss in the chicken. After about a minute, give it a good stir and reduce heat to medium-low. Toss every minute or two until almost done, about 5-7 minutes, then add ginger and vegetables. Cook for another 3 minutes, making sure the chicken is completely done.

To make the sauce, whisk together the soy sauce through red pepper flakes. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of the chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf, then some of the sauce, chow mein noodles and finally, crushed peanuts.



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Delicious. Cooking the chicken in coconut oil gave it just a teensy hint of sweetness – but not really sweet. It complimented the flavors very, very well. I also LOVED how the oil tolerated heat. Good stuff!

To one of my readers, I am giving away one 8 oz. jar of Kelapo Coconut Oil.

Mandatory Entry:

  1. Comment on this post.

Bonus Entries:

  1. Follow me on Facebook, and comment that you did.
  2. Subscribe to my blog and verify subscription.
  3. Follow me on Twitter, and comment that you did.
  4. Follow Kelapo on Facebook, and comment that you did.


You have until October 2nd at 11:59 PM Central Time to enter. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

~Dixie Chik~
 *This contest is closed*



  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Avrora Davidovna

    I like Kelapo Coconut on facebook as Avrora Davidovna.

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  2. Avrora Davidovna

    I subscribe to your blog with Google Friend Connect as Avrora Davidovna.

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    I like you on facebook as Avrora Davidovna.

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  4. Avrora Davidovna

    This looks delicious! I’ve been experimenting more with coconut oil, both in cooking and soapmaking, and I’ve been really impressed with how versatile it is.

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

  5. LaCinda Brooks

    I just liked your facebook page and Kelapo’s as well. I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and have been using it for 5 years now. It boosts energy, ups your metabolism and is so healthy for you due to the lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids. I’ve never tried Kelapo before and I hope I win, I have coconut oil in my pantry at all times. It is also very nice for skin moisturizing.

  6. Beth Michelle

    Never cooked with coconut oil before but am going to go out and see if I can find it here. Sounds like a great alternative to olive oil.
    Love these lettuce wraps! Such a great way to use the coconut oil!

  7. Joy

    Great recipe. I would love a jar of that. I normally make my own coconut oil.

  8. carolinaheartstrings

    Boy do those look fantastic. New to the coconut oil too. Will definitely have to try it.

  9. Caia

    Yum – that looks fantastic. Coconut is very versatile, I use it as a sub for dairy in baking. Excited to try this brand.

  10. Jen

    Subscribe to your blog

  11. Jen

    Liked (following) Kelapo on FB

  12. Jen

    Follow you on Twitter

  13. Jen

    Like you on FB!

  14. Jen

    Commenting on your post. Question, does coconut oil have any coconut flavor to it?

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thanks for commenting. It has a very slight taste – but you can, for the most part, use it in your everyday recipes. For example, tonight I used it in a Greek dressing I made for a salad instead of olive oil. No one noticed the difference. However, when I sauteed my chicken in it, you could tell a teensy bit if you were looking for it.

  15. SunnyD @ andloveittoo

    🙂 Coconut oil is great in so many things! Because we are dairy-free, this is my go-to butter replacement in most everything. I haven’t tried Kelapo just yet, but appreciate the great review!

    As you know, I follow you on twitter and Facebook…I’ll post this a little later, too.


  16. Jennie

    Flavored oils add a dimension to recipes that bring them from standard to truly delicious!

  17. Stacey

    I like Kelapo 🙂

  18. Stacey

    I subscribed!

  19. Stacey

    Im following you on Twitter!

  20. Stacey

    Love coconut oil! I liked your Facebook page!

  21. Haven’t tried cooking with Coconut Oil yet [and I live in a tropical city so you’d think I would have right? lol]. Seems like it should be fun though! Great giveaway! *crossing fingers* Hope I win! 🙂

    ♥ Vanessa
    Coupon Loving Chicks

  22. Nichole C

    I am on a low carb fix lately and this recipe totally looks tasty and is a meal I can make and eat!! I love coconut oil, so this dish is such a win for me!

    I already like Kelapo on facebook
    I liked you on facebook
    I followed you on Twitter (@NicholeCrews)
    and I am now subscribing to your blog by email!!

  23. Cindy

    Haven’t tried Kelapo coconut oil yet but have been looking at it. Great to hear all the good about it.

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