Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe
Previously, we shared a recipe and video for an easy chicken lettuce cups that’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Now we have a version for all you spice lovers! Both fresh and flavorful, this simple chicken lettuce cups recipe is made with healthy chicken breast, wonderful spices and plenty of sriracha hot sauce. If you love sriracha chicken, these lettuce cups will be one of your favorites because it combines both the spicy kick of sriracha, healthy chicken breast, vegetables and fresh, crisp lettuce leaves. There’s very little oil in this recipe, so it’s low-calorie and packed with spices and sauces for maximum flavor. You can add extra vegetables if you want to make it extra fresh and change up the vegetables if you want by adding fresh chopped mushrooms, carrots or zucchini. The options are endless to make this an extra healthy chicken recipe.
Video: Recipe for Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups with Sriracha
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For parties, this is a wonderful dish to make as both a main meal or chicken appetizer. Best of all, it’s lower carb and healthier than most other starchy entrees. Just prepare all the sriracha chicken filling ahead of time, because the chicken still tastes wonderful when it’s cold. Add platters of fresh lettuce and a big bowl of the filling, then allow your guests to make their own chicken lettuce wraps. Some other great variations on chicken lettuce cups recipes are thai larb chicken lettuce cups and here’s a great turkey lettuce cup recipe from Steamy Kitchen.
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- 1 pound ground chicken breast or dark meat (or minced chicken)
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion , diced
- 3 cloves garlic , minced or crushed
- 2 stalks celery , diced
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce or hoisin, optional
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce , or to taste (here's a link for homemade Sriracha Sauce)
- 1/2 cup choppped cilantro
- Fresh lettuce leaves
Heat a large skilet over medim heat. When heated, add oil then stir in the garlic and onions and cook until translucent, about 1 minute.
Add chicken and cook until browned. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and Sriracha hot sauce. Stir well until sauces are combined.
Add celery and cook for about 5 minutes or until everything is combined well.
- Pour chicken filling into bowl and allow to cool, then top with fresh cilantro.
- Serve with fresh lettuce leaves.
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This recipe was originally published in 2013 and updated in 2020 with new video and photos.