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Spicy-Sweet Chicken Lettuce Cups

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch

 

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 2 lettuce cups)
A quick vinegar soak keeps the chicken moist and intensely flavorful in this light dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced serrano chile
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken thigh or drumstick
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves
  • 24 English cucumber slices
  • 6 tablespoons dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh mint

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 17.5 g
  • carbohydrate 4.7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 265 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in carrot; let stand 10 minutes to soften. Add chicken to carrot mixture; let stand 5 minutes. Drain and discard liquid.

  2. Place about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each lettuce leaf, and top each lettuce leaf with 2 cucumber slices, 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts, and 1 teaspoon mint.

Cook's Notes

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