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chicken taco lettuce cups // cait's plate

chicken taco lettuce cups

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6+ cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner


these easy chicken taco lettuce cups are a great way to use up ground chicken! serve them up in lettuce or, if you prefer, a soft tortilla!


  • 1 head of bibb lettuce, washed
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 15 ounce can lower sodium black beans
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Toppings: mexican-blend cheese, diced avocado, plain greek or skyr yogurt, chipotle hot sauce, pico de gallo


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, chili powder, paprika and cumin and mix well with your hands to
  2. Wash your hands well then place a saute pan over medium heat
  3. Add olive oil once the pan is hot then toss in minced garlic stirring with a spatula until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes)
  4. Add chicken mixture into the pan and using a spatula to move around and break up the meat, cook until no longer pink (or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F)
  5. Add black beans into the pan tossing to combine and warm the black beans (about 1-2 minutes)
  6. Top the chicken and bean mixture with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Lay pieces of bibb lettuce out onto a tray or cutting board
  8. Scoop about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the mixture into each of the lettuce cups then top with desired toppings

Keywords: chicken, taco, lettuce, lettuce cups

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