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Thai 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. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to