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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Presented by Chef Monica


1.       2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2.       1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloin

3.       ½ small red onion, julienned

4.       Salt and freshly ground pepper to season

5.       ½ Tbsp of Oregano

6.       1 tsp of Paprika

7.       1 Fresh Whole Kernel Corn off the cob

8.       ½ tsp Fresh garlic minced

9.       3 chipotle peppers

10.    4 tbsp adobo sauce

11.    2 Tbsp of honey (optional) for added sweetness

12.    1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

13.    Juice of 1 lime

14.    1/2 red bell pepper, diced

15.    2 scallions, thinly sliced

16.    1 head lettuce, rinsed


1.       Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and oregano on both sides. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side, add fresh garlic, fresh corn kernels, red onions and red bell peppers.

2.       Sear chicken until cooked through. Set aside and rest for 5 minutes, then shred.

3.       In a food processor smoothly blend together the fresh chipotle peppers, adobo, cilantro, and lime juice.

4.       Add the bell pepper, adobo mixture, and chicken to the sauté pan on low heat. Stir well to combine and cook for 3-4 minutes.

5.       Add the scallions to the pan.

6.       Spoon the mixture into lettuce wraps and serve add fresh squeeze lime juice.

TV Notes:

Spicy dish

Chicken breast is an easy protein to cook and takes minimal time

Reduce the amount of spice by cutting back on adobe sauce and remove the seeds from the chipotle peppers

Lots of colorful ingredients

The lettuce wraps as a cooling agent

Use fresh corn kernels for added texture and hint of sweetness

Fresh green onions lift the flavor of the dish

Fresh lime juice brightens and brings out all of the flavors

Cost of this dish was $22.00

·         Servings: 6-8 wraps

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