Thai Lettuce Cups

A healthy lunch idea! You might also enjoy Caesar Lettuce Cups.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 iceberg lettuce heads, cut into quarters and leaves gently removed to make the lettuce cups
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 handful basil, chopped


Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook in the pan until golden brown on all sides.

Add in the red pepper and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add in the chili sauce and honey and simmer to reduce it and coat the chicken.

To serve, lay the lettuce leaves on a platter, then scoop some of the chicken mixture onto each leaf.

Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts, lime juice and basil.

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