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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. 

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.

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.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Yield: 8 lettuce cups


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

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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