Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Southwestern Entreé
40 min.
4 Servings
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Invite your friends over for a “build your own wrap” party after you master this recipe for chipotle chicken lettuce cups. This easy-to-make dish is a perfect alternative to classic shelled tacos, and just as delicious to enjoy!


  • 2 heads iceberg lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp. Herdez hot chipotles
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 limes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. Nature's Basket 98% fresh ground chicken
  • 1 tsp. Giant Eagle light brown pure sugar
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt


  Prep Time: 25 min. • Cook Time: 15 min.

Cut the bottom third off the lettuce and place the lettuce in a bowl of cold water. Let soak for about 10 minutes to help the leaves separate. Separate the leaves and trim with scissors into ‘cups’. Finely chop the chipotles. Chop the garlic. Trim and thinly slice the red onion, top to bottom. Cut one lime in half and the other into wedges. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, and cut into thin wedges. Separate cilantro into sprigs.

Heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the vegetable oil and the ground chicken. While cooking, stir and break up the meat. Once cooked through, add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.* Add the chipotles, sugar, salt, and juice from half of the lime. Cook another 30 seconds. Adjust seasoning and add more lime to taste.

Serve the chicken mixture with the lettuce cups, onions, avocado, cilantro, and lime wedges and let your guests build their own lettuce wraps.

*For food safety, cook ground chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 290, Fat 12g, Sat Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g, Fiber 8g, Sugars 8g, Protein 31g

Dietitian Pick, Diabetes Appropriate, Heart Healthy

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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