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Creamy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

These creamy chipotle chicken lettuce cups are a delicious and healthy way to spice up dinner! The chicken is cooked in a smoky, spicy creamy made with chipotle peppers and milk, then spooned into crisp lettuce cups and topped with salsa. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun party appetizer!

Tasty Team
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Creamy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups

Under 30 minutes


for 3 servings

  • 12 oz chicken breast (345 g)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup milk (240 mL)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can canned chipotle pepper, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 leaves butter lettuce
  • pico de gallo, or salsa

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 311
  • Fat 10g
  • Carbs 13g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 38g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Toss in the diced onion and salt and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in the ground dried oregano and cumin.
  3. Add the minced chipotle and garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the milk and stir the mixture to combine. You can use skim or low-fat milk instead of whole milk, but make sure to reduce it on a lower heat to avoid curdling the milk.
  5. Once the mixture has bubbled and reduced slightly, mix in the shredded chicken until evenly coated.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly onto butter lettuce leaves. Top with pico de gallo or salsa and serve.
  7. Enjoy!
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Creamy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups