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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

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These chipotle chicken lettuce cups are the perfect lunch or dinner. Delicious ground pork jazzed up with chipotle peppers, spicy brown mustard, red bell peppers, and corn all wrapped up in crunchy bibb lettuce leaves. Then to top it off it’s drizzled with avocado sour cream. 

These chipotle chicken lettuce cups are the perfect lunch or dinner. Delicious ground chicken jazzed up with chipotle peppers, spicy brown mustard, red bell peppers, and corn all wrapped up in crunchy bibb lettuce leaves. Then to top it off it's drizzled with avocado sour cream.

I often settle for less than delicious (think boring) when it comes to lunch.  Since I leave for work around 1:30 pm 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.

These chipotle chicken lettuce cups are the perfect lunch or dinner. Delicious ground chicken jazzed up with chipotle peppers, spicy brown mustard, red bell peppers, and corn all wrapped up in crunchy bibb lettuce leaves. Then to top it off it's drizzled with avocado sour cream.

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.

These chipotle chicken lettuce cups are the perfect lunch or dinner. Delicious ground chicken jazzed up with chipotle peppers, spicy brown mustard, red bell peppers, and corn all wrapped up in crunchy bibb lettuce leaves. Then to top it off it's drizzled with avocado sour cream.

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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Yield: 8 lettuce cups

Ingredients:

For Lettuce Cups:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup frozen yellow corn
  • 2 tablespoons Saucy Mama chipotle mustard (or spicy brown mustard)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely 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

Directions:

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

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Sunday 3rd of February 2013

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Thursday 22nd of March 2012

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 :)

California Callie

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

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

Robyn

Tuesday 6th of March 2012

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!

5 Star Foodie

Wednesday 29th of February 2012

Delicious lettuce cups, the flavors with chipotle are terrific!

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