Sticky Chicken Lettuce Cups

Making chicken lettuce cups at home is very quick and simple. Its also fun to eat with your fingers as well as little mess to clean up afterwards. Most of all, if picking up kids from school or before you are heading out after work, its a perfect on the run snack. Its not too filling but rather light so not to complain about not eating at all. Although I have provided this recipe, I have also provided another version.

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500g Australian Chicken Breast Mince
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) hoisin sauce
1/4 head green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated on large holes on a box grater
2 spring onions (white and green parts), thinly sliced diagonally
1 iceberg lettuce, halved and cored
2 tbs coarsely chopped coriander


Section 1:
* Heat a large heavy non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat;
* Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, breaking up chicken with a wooden spoon for 4 mins or until just cooked through;
* Transfer to a heat-proof bowl

Section 2:
* Bring pan to heat;
* Add the oil, onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 min or until onion begins to soften;
* Stir in celery and cook, stirring often for 3 mins or until vegetables are slightly tender

Section 3:
* Mix/Stir in the hoisin sauce;
* Return the chicken to the pan and cook for 30 seconds to blend flavours;
* Stir in the cabbage, carrot and half the spring onions and season with pepper;
* Remove pan from heat

Section 4:
* Carefully separate lettuce leaves to get 16 neat cups, trimming as needed;
* Arrange lettuce leaves on 4 plates;
* Spoon chicken mixture into each leaf and garnish with remaining spring onions and coriander

Note: Plan ahead – prepare veggies for lettuce cups up to 8hrs ahead & refrigerate

Nutrition/Per Serve:

Energy 1237kJ/296 cal (14%)
Protein 28g (56%)
Fat 10g (14%)
Sugar 16g (18%)
Dietary Fibre 6g (20%)

Related: Sticky Chicken Lettuce Cups (Taste)