“What can I replace bread with on a PCOS diet?” is a question I see a lot each time I run my free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge!

Sandwiches and wraps have to be some of the hardest foods to replicate well on a PCOS-friendly diet. Sure, there are plenty of gluten-free products available nowadays, but many still tend to put the carb content a little higher than what I’d consider ideal in certain circumstances. For women like me that have insulin resistance, often near-ketogenic levels of carb consumption lead to better health outcomes, especially in the weight loss department.

With this in mind, I was excited to discover the use of collard green leaves as wraps. While the purpose of the collard greens is predominantly functional i.e. it replaces a carby wrap, they also boost the nutritional profile and make for a great salad ingredient.

PCOS Diet Recipe Chicken Lunch Wraps

Here’s everything you’ll need to make a delicious Chicken Collard Wrap:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Coconut aminos
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro/coriander
  • Red cabbage
  • Collard greens

This chicken collard wrap is a simple recipe to test for yourself this innovative bread substitute, but the reality is, that any combination of foods that works well in a sandwich, will also taste great in a collard wrap.

xo Kym

P.S. If you are struggling to make the switch to a PCOS diet, I run a free 30-Day PCOS Diet Challenge every quarter which is the perfect way to really kickstart your health transformation. This live event includes weekly meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, and video lessons, all within a supportive community environment. However, if this recipe has inspired you and you want to get started right away, then I recommend downloading my free 3-Day PCOS Diet Meal Plan as well. It’s a 15-page PDF ebook that contains some of my most popular PCOS recipes, a shopping list ready to go, and some additional information about how to use food to heal your PCOS.

This PCOS lunch recipe is perfect for those with insulin resistance!

PCOS Diet Recipe Chicken Lunch Wraps
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Chicken Collard Wraps (PCOS-Friendly)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

While the purpose of the collard greens is predominantly functional i.e. it replaces a carby wrap, they also boost the nutritional profile and make for a great salad ingredient.

Ingredients

Protein

  • 1 lb Chicken thighs (boneless)

Pantry

  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Vegetable

  • 1/2 cup Fresh cilantro/coriander (minced)
  • 2 cup Red cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 2 Collard greens (bunches)

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken: Bake, grill or fry your chicken. Shred or chop it into small pieces when cooked. Allow chicken to cool in the fridge. 
  2. Prepare collard greens: Blanch the collard greens, in boiling water for 30-60 seconds. Do just one leaf at a time before quenching in an ice bath and setting aside. If you trim the spine to be as flat as the leaf prior to blanching, it will also make it much easier to roll into a wrap. 
  3. Prepare wraps: Combine mayonnaise, coconut aminos, garlic powder, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the chicken and cabbage to the mayonnaise mixture and gently mix until well coated. 
  5. Scoop a generous amount of chicken salad onto each collard green leaf. Wrap it up like a burrito, tucking in the ends.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 970mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

Please note that the nutrition information above isn’t always 100% accurate.

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