Chicken and Basmati Lettuce Cups

These Asian-inspired lettuce cups with store-bought dressing, Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice and cooked chicken, make a delicious lunch with minimal effort.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 6 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 1 min
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 6 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup power blend slaw mix
  • 2 tbsp Asian-style dressing
  • 3 large lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Prepare these delicious and crisp lettuce cups in just 3 steps with a few simple ingredients!

    Step 1

  • Microwave rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss together rice, chicken, slaw and dressing; spoon into lettuce leaves.

    Step 3

  • Garnish with sliced almonds.

    Recipe Tip

    Sesame and peanut dressings work nicely in this recipe but you can also use a poppy seed or citrus dressing.

    Use leftover chicken or turkey, or use store-bought rotisserie chicken for this dish

Tasty and Fun

Lettuce cups are a great way to enjoy your meal and have fun eating it too! Not to mention, these simple wraps are assembled and ready to eat in just 10 minutes! How is that possible? With the help of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, which is precooked, so it heats up perfectly in the microwave in just 1 minute.

If you’re preparing dinner for family or friends, pick up a few more Ready to Serve Basmati Rice cups and double or triple up on the ingredients for this recipe.

Not sure which lettuce leaves to choose to make cups? We suggest using iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce or leafy butter lettuce.

Hidden Veggies

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, lettuce cups are the way to go. This recipe combines a power blend slaw mix with cooked chicken and basmati rice. Everything is then coated in an Asian-style dressing. Finally, each wrap is topped with sliced almonds for added crunch that even picky eaters are sure to enjoy!

For more ideas, make sure to check out our top easy vegetarian meals ready in under 5 minutes for all kinds of tasty meals with vegetables! Or, for more recipes with chicken, grains and vegetables, take a look at a few tips for making chicken and rice meals.