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Chicken Lettuce Cups

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

serves 6 to 8

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. —Katie Lee

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine stir-fry seasoning, water, soy sauce, lime
  2. juice and sugar. Set aside.
  3. 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
  4. minutes. Add red bell pepper, water chestnuts, scallions and red
  5. pepper flakes and cook 5 minutes. Stir in reserved stir-fry seasoning mixture. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve in lettuce cups garnished with mint, cilantro, bean sprouts and chopped peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 115 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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