Lettuce Cups with Tangy Ground Chicken

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The cold crunch of lettuce contrasts with the warm, chunky filling of juicy chicken bits.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 small red chili pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 12 lettuce cups (iceberg or butter lettuce)


  • In a medium bowl, combine ground chicken with garlic, sesame oil, green onion, cornstarch, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and sherry.
  • Heat peanut oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Pour chicken mixture in and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, celery, and red chili.
  • Stir fry until chicken is cooked and sauce is thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts.
  • Spoon filling into lettuce cups. Serve immediately.