Orange Chicken Lettuce Cups - a fast dinner recipe
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Orange Chicken Lettuce Cups

A healthy spin on the popular Chinese takeout dish, you're going to love this fresh and flavorful recipe. Ideal for a light dinner or appetizer!
Course Entree
Cuisine Asian
Keyword lettuce cups, orange chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts - cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 juice and zest of orange
  • 2 tablespoons Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • bibb lettuce cups to serve
  • scallions and black roasted sesame seeds optional garnish


  • Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet over high heat.
  • Sprinkle chicken cubes with salt and pepper then add to the hot pan. Stir-fry until golden brown on all sides, about 6-7 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • To the hot pan, add ginger, garlic and chili paste. Stir-fry for 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  • Add orange juice and zest to the pan. Use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits.
  • Pour in rice vinegar, soy sauce and corn starch and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until sauce begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and stir to coat with orange sauce. Drizzle with sesame oil and stir once more.
  • Serve chicken in lettuce cups and garnish with scallions and black roasted sesame seeds.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 3g