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The Cactus Club’s Szechuan Chicken Wraps (Only Better!)

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I can’t even tell you how many people in the HKLE community requested this recipe I’m not going to lie, I had my doubts on this recipe. I’ve had a lot of chicken wraps before and I wasn’t sure how special this one was going to be. So when I was asked for the recreation, I ordered it to try out and I don’t know what it was about it, but I couldn’t stop eating it. 

So for everyone that messaged me to tell this was all you at the Cactus Club, I totally understand why. 

Why You’ll Love This Szechuan Chicken Wraps Recipe

At first glance, this looks like might not sound like much, but there are so many components of this dish that make this a restaurant favourite. 

The sweet and spicy Szechuan chicken is perfectly complimented by the crisp lettuce and tied together by fried wontons, toasted peanuts and topped off with two addictive sauces. Seriously, the spicy yogurt sauce is one of those things I couldn’t stop going back too, which especially bad when I was preparing this post because I was scared I would eat all of it before I finished putting it all together! 

How To Serve This Szechuan Chicken Wraps Recipe 

This recipe is served with 2 sauces: 

One is a Korean Chilli Vinegar and the second sauce is a spicy yogurt. They are both worth it to make and takes about 5 minutes to put together!

This wrap also has a number of toppings including cilantro, green onion, peanuts and fried wontons.   

Szechuan Chicken Wraps Recipe Tips 

My secret to getting anything extra crispy is using potato starch, but corn starch also works very well!

If you like it spicy, you can also add additional red chillis when frying the chicken or szechuan peppercorns (be careful with this spice, it’s the numbing kind!).

The spicy yogurt is usually made with a specific ranch packet called Uncle Dan’s Ranch Seasoning. I have also provided a copycat of that recipe below as it’s mostly available in BC/Canada. Optional but I also added 5 Spice powder to the spicy yogurt to enhance the spice and tie in the asian flavours! 



The Szechuan Chicken Wraps Recipe


Szechuan Chicken

3-4 Chicken Breast orThighs Cut into Bite Size Strips (Skinless and Boneless)
½ Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Chicken Bouilon Powder
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce and Chinese Cooking
Wine (Drain excess)
¼ Cup Potato Starch

Optional If You Like Spice: Red Thai Chillis, Szechuan Peppercorns, and/or Red Pepper Flakes

Sweet Chilli Sauce

1/2 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Honey
Tsp Ginger
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 Tsp Garlic Chilli Sauce (or to taste)
1 Tbsp Ketchup
2.5 Tsp Cornstarch

Korean Vinegar  

1/4 Cup of Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp Goguchang
1/2 Tsp  Honey
1/2 Tsp Lemon juice

Spicy Yogurt
1/4 Cup of Plain Yogurt
1/4 Cup of Mayo
1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Cayenne
1 Tsp Rice Vinegar
1 Tsp Dill (Fresh is best but dried works too!)
Optional: 1 Tsp of 5 Spice Powder

Additional Wrap Ingredients 

1/2 Iceberg Lettuce
3 Wonton Wrappers (Cut into strips)
1/4 Cup of Roasted Peanuts
6 Stems of Cilantro (or as preferred)
3 Green Onions Cut into thirds (or as preferred)


  1. Cut the skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs into bite size strips.  
  2. In a bowl, mix together the pepper, garlic powder, chicken bouillon powder, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and potato starch into add it into the chicken.  
  3. To make the sweet chili sauce, mix together the water, rice vinegar, honey, minced ginger, minced garlic, and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  4. To make the Korean vinegar, mix together the rice vinegar, gochujang, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  5. To make the spicy yogurt, mix together the plain yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, lemon juice, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, rice vinegar, and dill in a small bowl.
  6. Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the lettuce leaves (It should be about 3-4 Wraps depending on how big your lettuce is). Top each lettuce wrap with wonton strips, peanuts, cilantro, and green onions.
  7. Drizzle the sweet chili sauce and Korean vinegar over the top of the wraps. Serve with the spicy yogurt on the side. Enjoy!
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