Chicken Lettuce Cups

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

One of my side projects includes shooting the recipe cards for One Potato (an organic/healthy meal kit delivery service created by my friend Catherine of Weelicious).  I shoot an average of 4-5 new recipes each week and it’s been changing how I cook- for the better!

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Through this opportunity, my family has been introduced to many great meals!  This Chicken Lettuce Cup recipe is one of our all time favorites. To see my husband and kid eat so much lettuce…and ask for more, tickles me.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

I add cashews because I love a crunchy kick in our lettuce cups. Cooper loves it too…which is awesome because he normally says NO to nuts. The leftovers (if you have any!) make a really great base to fried rice.  You can also serve the chicken over rice instead of lettuce cups. Thanks so much for making dinner a stress free/no hassle situation, Catherine. I’m so thankful that I have a dish that we ALL can eat in my household…and the best part is that NO ONE COMPLAINS.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Lettuce is washed.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Things are prepped.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Ground chicken is cooked in coconut oil.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Red pepper & jalapeño addition after the meat is totally cooked.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Garlic and ginger say hello.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Tamari makes an entrance. WHATUP TAMARI?!

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Basil, cilantro, scallions, cashews and hoisin say howdy.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Let’s get it all ready.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

The meat is tender and full of flavor.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Spoon it out!

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Drizzle with extra hoisin. Casey and I love sriracha on top too.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

You won’t feel bad about having 5+ lettuce cups.

Chicken Lettuce Cups are a healthy low carb dinner option that comes together so easily. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

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Chicken Lettuce Cups

serves 4

recipe inspired by Weelicious

  • 1 head bibb lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1lb. ground chicken
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger, grated
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (both white & green parts)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon hoisin sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews, roughly chopped
  • sriracha, for serving

 

Wash lettuce, pull apart leaves and set aside.

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 4-5 minutes. Add red pepper and jalapeño and continue to cook, until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Stir tamari into mixture until well combined. Follow with scallions, hoisin, basil, cilantro and cashews. Cook until herbs have softened, about 2 minutes.

To serve, spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of the ground chicken mixture into each lettuce cup. Drizzle with hoisin sauce and sprinkle with cilantro for garnish. Serve immediately!

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  • Kari

    These are my favorite to get at PF Changs, but we never seem to go very often. I should start making them at home!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Catherine McCord

    Honored to have you taking the images for One Potato! We LOVE your gorgeous images and making all the One Potato families happy with this recipe :) xo

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    Yum! It’s always nice to find inspiration for new recipes!

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  • Libby

    These. Look. DELIGHTFUL! More than anything, I just love, love a colorful meal!

  • Amy

    I made these for dinner tonight and they’re unbelievable! They are so quick and easy and have incredible flavour! Thanks for the mid-week dinner inspiration. They are for sure going in the regular dinner rotation. :) You’re the best, Tracy!

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  • omlet

    Yum!!!! Made it tonight.

  • Jessica

    I made these last week and am putting them on the meal plan for this next week too. They were so quick and simple to make and really tasty. My two- and four-year-olds both ate them happily as well!

  • Rachel

    I know this is a major throw-back, but I still make this recipe at least once every month or two. We looooove these lettuce cups and they’re so quick and easy. You’re amazing!

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