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Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Cups

Easy KUNG PAO CHICKEN LETTUCE CUPS made with a classic honey garlic soy sauce. A flavorful 12-minute chicken recipe served on lettuce as a main dish for dinner or an appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Lettuce Cups, Wraps
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 126kcal


  • 16 oz ground chicken or turkey
  • ½ tbsp stir fry oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tbsp cold water
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch green lettuce or butter lettuce
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced


  • Heat a rimmed skillet to medium heat. Add stir fry oil and ground chicken. Break up chicken with a spatula and cook until no longer pink; about 7 minutes. Stir in red pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, rice vinegar, and cornstarch.
  • Pour sauce into skillet and simmer on low until sauce has thickened and is absorbed into chicken; about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon mixture onto lettuce cups and top with green onions.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3050IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg