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Far Eastern Chicken Lettuce Cups

These Asian-inspired lettuce cups feature hoisin-sweetened ground chicken, garlic, onions, and water chestnuts atop fresh lettuce cups with a spicy kick from sriracha.




  1. Wash lettuce leaves and blot dry. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a wok or saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the ground chicken (or turkey) and cook until it’s fully browned. Break up the pieces as it cooks to make sure the meat cooks thoroughly.
  4. Drain excess fat from the pan and return to the heat.
  5. Add garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and Sriracha.
  6. Cook until onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add water chestnuts and green onions; cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Scoop several spoonfuls of the mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf. You can also wrap the cups, depending on the type of lettuce you’re using. Serve.