Chicken Lettuce Cups

Chicken Lettuce Cups

These are basically tacos – but the shell’s now turned into a leafy green. And if it’s green, it must be good for you, right? At least that’s what I tell myself when I eat 8 of these. THEY. ARE. SO. DELICIOUS. I’ve listed the ingredients starting with what’s needed for the sauce – which by the way – I’m certain you could put on anything.

Chicken Lettuce Cups

Chicken Lettuce Cups

  • Author: Carmen
  • Total Time: 20 Mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce (or Iceberg)
  • 3 Tbs Soya Sauce
  • 3 Tbs Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs of Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (minced)
  • 3 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 lb. of Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion (minced)
  • 68 Baby Bella Mushroom Heads (minced)
  • 8oz. Sliced Water Chestnuts (minced)
  • 2 Tbs of Chives (sliced)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, add: Soya, Hoisin, Rice Vinegar, Sriracha, Worcestershire, Garlic, Honey and Garlic powder. Whisk until all ingredients are mixed together, and the honey is nicely distributed. Place to the side.
  2. Grab your head of lettuce, and cut off the bottom stem. Carefully (and delicately) remove each individual leaf of lettuce, and set aside. Tip: Personally, I find the outer layers to be a tad large, so I tend to cut them in half.
  3. In a medium sized pan, begin to cook your ground chicken over medium heat.
  4. Once your chicken begins to brown, stir in your minced onions, mushrooms, and water chestnuts and cook for 4-5min. Be sure to stir your ingredients often to avoid burning!
  5. With about 1-2min remaining, add in your chives and the sauce you set aside earlier. Stir to make sure all ingredients are coated in your delicious sauce.
  6. Remove pan, and pour chicken-mix-goodness into a bowl with a serving spoon. Allow for guests (or just yourself) to scoop their desired amount into lettuce cups.

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