child scopping meat onto lettuce wrap

Kids Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Edamame

From chopping veggies to measuring/sprinkling/pouring ingredients, there are lots of easy tasks for kids to assist with these lettuce wraps. Our kids especially loved filling their lettuce leaves like a sandwich/pita.  

While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: butterhead LETTUCE.

🥬food groups1🥬


    • Fruit: none
    • Veggies: celery, onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, lettuce, edamame2
    • Grains: none
    • Protein: chicken, peanuts, edamame2
    • Dairy: none

    1For information about food and health, go to

    2Beans are so nutritious that they’re classified as both a vegetable AND a protein.


child preparing bib lettuce


Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Edamame. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!

🍴Chicken & Veggies🍴

To make the chicken and veggie mixture, kids can:

Break up chicken as it cooks

Kids can use a spatula or potato masher to break up chicken.

Chop veggies*

Measure and add veggies to chicken mixture

We’re big fans of these Curious Chef kid-safe knives.


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To make the edamame, kids can:

Set the microwave timer

Teach your kids how to set cooking times.

Season with salt and stir together


🍴Lettuce Wraps🍴

To assemble the lettuce wraps, kids can:

Rinse and tear apart lettuce from the core

Be careful not to rip the leaves!

Crush peanuts and sprinkle atop chicken mixture

Place peanuts in sealed bag and gently crush with meat mallet.

Fill lettuce wraps

Kids can scoop chicken onto leaves with a regular spoon.

Cut cilantro with shears or tear with hands

This is an optional topping.

We like to use this cool, reversible Meat Mallet and these Kitchen Shears.


*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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