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Chicken Lettuce Cups

A simple and healthy dinner for one
chicken lettuce cups
Leah Itsines

This dish is filled with protein and lots of vegetables, and yet it's packed with flavor.

Recipe courtesy of Leah Itsines.

Ready in
30 m
10 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
1
Servings
588
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the chicken lettuce cups:

  • 1/3 Cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 small zucchini, finely grated
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small brown onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and sliced thinly
  • 3 1/2 Ounces chicken mince
  • 1/2 small red capsicum, sliced
  • 3 button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 2 Ounces green beans, topped and tailed, cut in half
  • 3 cos (romaine) lettuce leaves
  • Sweet chili sauce, to serve (optional)
  • Coriander leaves, to serve (optional)

For the dressing:

  • 1 Teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Directions

For the chicken lettuce cups:

Cook rice according to package instructions.

Using a muslin cloth, squeeze excess water from zucchini.

Heat olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium–high heat.

Add onion, garlic and chilli and cook for 2–3 minutes or until onion becomes translucent.

Add mince and, using your cooking utensil, break it up into smaller pieces. Cook for 2–3 minutes before throwing in zucchini, capsicum, mushrooms and string beans. Cook for a further 5–6 minutes, or until veggies are cooked to your liking.

Add cooked rice and top with dressing.

Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and top with sweet chilli sauce and coriander, if you like.

For the dressing:

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving588
Total Fat22g34%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated5g27%
Cholesterol74mg25%
Protein30g60%
Carbs70g23%
Vitamin A166µg18%
Vitamin B120.4µg14.7%
Vitamin B61mg100%
Vitamin C129mg100%
Vitamin D0.3µg2%
Vitamin E2mg15%
Vitamin K37µg31%
Calcium108mg11%
Fiber8g32%
Folate (food)109µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)109µg27%
Iron4mg24%
Magnesium172mg41%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)14mg84%
Phosphorus481mg69%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium1194mg25%
Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg46.2%
Sodium1134mg47%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg44%
Zinc4mg33%