Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Looking for a new way to use chicken breast in a healthy, easy, and delicious way? Look no further. This recipe covers all of those basis.

These chicken lettuce cups are great as a main with dinner, as an appetizer, lunch, really whatever you want.

You cannot go wrong with a quick recipe that takes a matter of 20 minutes to put together!

So wether you are looking for a quick weeknight meal, a delicious game day appetizer, or a simple lunch. Here you have it.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe

Yield: 12-14 cups Prep time 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce*
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp chili paste
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 inch cube fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 sprigs green onion, finely diced
  • 10-12 Boston leaves, ice berg lettuce, or romaine lettuce
  • For topping: Sesame seeds, hoisin sauce, siracha


  1. Start by chopping your chicken breasts into smaller cubes.
  2. Add soy sauce, honey, and chili paste into a bowl and stir to combine. Add your chicken breast to the bowl and marinate for anywhere between 20 minutes to 2/3 hours. (If you are making this in a pinch 5-10 minutes is fine)
  3. Prepare garlic, ginger, and green onion.
  4. Heat up a large skillet to medium-high heat. Then add your sesame oil to the pan, followed by the garlic, ginger, and green onion.
  5. Sautee for about two minutes, and then add the marinade chicken to the pan as well.
  6. Cook on medium-high heat for about 10-12 minutes total. Stir-frying the cubed chicken around to ensure it cooks through all pieces.
  7. Once the chicken is fully cooked, turn the heat off and prepare your lettuce of choice as your cups.
  8. Fill your lettuce cup with a few heaping tablespoons of chicken.
  9. Top it off with some sesame seeds, hoisin sauce for a hint of sweetness, and sriracha for a kick!


Per 1 of 14 cups

Calories: 61 Total Fat: 3g Sodium: 296mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 7g

Published by athl-eats

I'd like to consider myself a food and coffee enthusiast. I always get excited to create eat flavourful recipes that fuel my mind and my body. A few of my favourite foods consist of salads (the fun kind), sourdough bread, avocados, and almond butter. My coffee order is an iced americano with oatmilk no matter the weather.

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