If you love spice, these sriracha chicken 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.

Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe on plate

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. 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


Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe on plate
Prep or Make Ahead Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

For parties, this is a wonderful dish to make as both a main meal or chicken appetizer. It’s lower carb and healthier than most other starchy entrees. Best of all, you can make this ahead of time.

  • Just cook all the sriracha chicken filling ahead of time. When you re-heat the chicken it still tastes wonderful. We usually like to store the cooked chicken in the serving bowl. Then we microwave the chicken or quickly re-heat it on stove top. Then just pour back into the serving bowl.
  • If you want to cook the chicken before serving, then prep all the raw chicken and sauce in separate bowls. Right before serving, you can cook everything fresh in the pan.
  • For serving ideas: 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.

Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe step by step

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Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe

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  • 1 pound (454 g) ground chicken breast or dark meat (or minced chicken)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 (1) onion , diced
  • 3 cloves (3 cloves) garlic , minced or crushed
  • 2 stalks (2 stalks) celery , diced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) oyster sauce or hoisin, optional
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Sriracha hot sauce , or to taste (here's a link for homemade Sriracha Sauce)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) 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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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 633mg, Potassium: 722mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg

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