Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

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I often settle for less than delicious (think boring) when it comes to lunch.  Since I leave for work around 1:30pm I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen right before I leave. 

However, I have found my new favorite lunch dish and I can thank Saucy Mama for that.  They asked me to participate in their “Skinny Mama – Cooking with Mustard” contest and I was super happy to play along.  I love their products and I’m a sucker for a fun contest.

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I decided to play with their chipotle mustard since I have recently fallen in love with chipotle. It’s a love affair I don’t see going away anytime soon.

Part of the contest rules was that the dish had to be healthy.  So I knew I wanted to stay away from anything with too much fat or calories.  What I ended up with was flavorful, fresh and super simple to throw together.


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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Yield: 8 lettuce cups


For Lettuce Cups:
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 red bell pepper - diced
1/2 - 1 chipotle pepper in adobo - finely diced
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup frozen yellow corn
2 tablespoons Saucy Mama chipotle mustard
1 lime - juiced
1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
Kosher salt - to taste
Hydroponic bibb lettuce leaves

For Avocado Sour Cream:
1 whole ripe medium avocado
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon sriracha
1/2 lime - juiced
Kosher salt - to taste

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


For Lettuce Cups:
Melt and heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes until it starts to soften. Add diced chipotle pepper and sauté for 1 minute.

Add in ground chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add in corn, chipotle mustard, lime juice and cilantro. Let ingredients heat through and add kosher salt to taste.

Serve warm chicken mixture in bibb lettuce cups. Top with avocado sour cream.

For Avocado Sour Cream:
Add avocado, sour cream, sriracha, lime juice and kosher salt to food processor. Blend until smooth.

* These calorie counts are estimates as I am not a professional

15 Responses to “Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups”

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) — February 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m an even bigger procrastinator than you are! I’m finishing my post up too.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) — February 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    PS: I used the chipotle mustard too. We are two peas in a pod, my love!

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    Lyndsey — February 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    These are great!!! I love lettuce wraps, and chipotle….so these are perfect!!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 27, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Between Chick fil A and Chipotle…I might have to leave this area solely because of fast food. Why oh why don’t we have any around here?! Drives me nuts! Although, these look like a delicious recreation 🙂

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    Erica — February 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Seriously-yum!! And i still want a tub of the avocado sour cream

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    Kathryn — February 28, 2012 at 4:46 am

    These look so great, I’m always looking out for healthy lunch alternatives and this looks like it has more than enough protein to keep me going!

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    Blog is the New Black — February 28, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Yum! THis looks tasty!

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    Alison @Coupon Kitchen — February 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I just bought ground chicken on sale last week and popped it in the freezer. Can’t wait to try these next week, they look and sound delicious!

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    Cassie — February 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    These look so good, awesome flavors!! And I’m dying over the avocado sour cream!

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    Raina — February 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    That is what I call a yummy lunch! Love chipotle and with the avocado sour cream, I know this would be something I would really enjoy:)

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    5 Star Foodie — February 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Delicious lettuce cups, the flavors with chipotle are terrific!

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    Robyn — March 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Oh my! The only thing I can’t have (per my stupid allergy list) is the sour cream… and I can buy ‘fake’ sour cream, so it’s all good! This looks AMAZING. Thanks for posting. YUM!

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    California Callie — March 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Simple and easy to make recipe the Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I always kind of skimp on lunch too since I like to focus all my energy on dinner. I just can’t be superwoman and make a huge elaborate lunch meal and a dinner meal in the same day.

    On another note, these lettuce cups look so great. I tend to make some sort of Asian-inspired version of lettuce wraps but I’m definitely going to try these! It’s different from what I’m used to, and I LOVE the flavor of chipotle 🙂


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