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Clementine Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Healthy Clementine Chicken Lettuce Wraps made with ground chicken seasoned with a sweet and zesty clementine honey sauce served in a fresh lettuce wrap. 



1 pound ground chicken

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp salt

dash of black pepper

4 Darling Clementines®

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

2 tbsp honey

12 romaine or bib lettuce leaves

crushed peanuts and chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


Place the ground chicken in a medium sized bowl

Add all of the ingredients through the black pepper to the bowl with the chicken

Using a zester, zest the 4 clementines and add the zest to the bowl, set aside clementines for later

With clean hands mix everything into the ground chicken until evenly distributed

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat

Add the onion and red pepper, sauté 2-3 minutes

Add the ground chicken mixture to the skillet with the onions and peppers

Working with a wooden spoon, break up the chicken and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes

In a small bowl, juice the 4 clementines

Add the honey and whisk

Pour the honey clementine mixture over the chicken in the skillet, sauté for 2 more minutes until the juice has cooked into the meat

Remove skillet from heat and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes*

Divide the chicken mixture between the 12 lettuce leaves

Serve topped with crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro


*If you put the chicken in the lettuce wrap too hot it will wilt the lettuce, you can serve the lettuce wraps with the chicken warm, at room temperature or cold

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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