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!