Spicy Lettuce-Wrapped Chicken

Spicy Lettuce-Wrapped Chicken Recipe
Photo: Anne Liles
Crisp cups of Bibb lettuce envelope jalapeno-spiked chopped chicken thighs in these appetizer servings of Spicy Lettuce-Wrapped Chicken.


Makes 8 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes


2 heads Bibb lettuce
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
1 red Fresno pepper or jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Garnishes: fresh cilantro leaves, chopped peanuts


1. Core lettuce, and soak in cold water 15 minutes. Drain; separate leaves, and set aside.

2. Place chicken in food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped or minced. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sauté, stirring often, 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in shallots and next 3 ingredients. Stir in Pepper-Lime Dressing.

3. To serve, spoon chicken mixture into center of lettuce leaves, and garnish, if desired.

Farina Wong Kingsley,

Coastal Living

July 2013
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