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Chicken Lettuce Cups

 Chicken Lettuce Cups
Adults and kids alike enjoy the make-it-yourself aspect of these festive appetizers. The mint and cilantro add so much flavor, and the lettuce cup provides a refreshing crunch. For accompanying recipes, entertaining tips and a video, visit —Katie Lee
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.


  • 1 packet stir-fry seasoning powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce (inner leaves only), or 2 heads of butter lettuce and /or radicchio
  • For garnish: Mint, cilantro, bean sprouts, chopped peanuts


  • In a small bowl, combine stir-fry seasoning, water, soy sauce, lime
  • juice and sugar. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken meat and use a
  • wooden spoon to break up the meat. Cook until browned, about 10
  • minutes. Add red bell pepper, water chestnuts, scallions and red
  • pepper flakes and cook 5 minutes. Stir in reserved stir-fry seasoning
  • mixture. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 2 to 3 minutes.

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Chicken Lettuce Cups (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Serve in lettuce cups garnished with mint, cilantro, bean sprouts and
  • chopped peanuts.
  • Yield: serves 6 to 8.
Nutritional Facts: 1 lettuce cup (calculated without garnishes) equals 115 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.