I am
Thai chicken lettuce cups
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Thai chicken lettuce cups

10 minutes (15 minutes)
Serves 4

Serves 4

See recipe for Serves 2 here 

  • 2 teaspoons sunflower oil
  • 500g chicken breast mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup Thai chilli jam
  • 1½ tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice (see tip)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 small Lebanese cucumber, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1½ cups coarsely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 8 large iceberg lettuce leaves
  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick wok or frying pan over a high heat. Add chicken and garlic. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, breaking up mince, until chicken is cooked.
  2. Combine chilli jam, soy sauce, lime juice and 2 tablespoons water in a jug. Add to wok with rice. Stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes or until well combined and hot. Remove from heat.
  3. Add peanuts, carrot, tomatoes, cucumber and coriander leaves. Toss well to combine. Spoon into lettuce leaves to serve.

Tips

  • Thai chilli jam is available from the Asian food section in supermarkets. Replace with any type of Thai-style curry paste, if preferred. Check labels and choose the brand lowest in sodium.
  • You’ll need to cook ½ cup raw brown rice to make 1½ cups cooked rice. For a shortcut, use a 250g packet microwave brown rice and heat following packet instructions.

You might also be interested in

What is FoodTrack?

What is FoodTrack?

What is FoodTrack?

FoodTrack supports the collection and monitoring of nutrition and product data for foods and beverages in Australian supermarkets. ...

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Tasty recipes to start the day | Breakfast Recipe Booklet

Have an easy and delicious start to your day. Get your free copy now....

What is plant-based eating

What is plant-based eating

What is plant-based eating

Learn about plant-based eating and its impact on heart health ...

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

Almond & oat crusted salmon with vegetable kebabs

30 minutes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

6 delicious and healthy soups

These healthy soup recipes are packed full of goodness but they also pack a punch when it comes to flavour....

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Heart Healthy Dinner Plan

Sign up now and discover delicious, easy to follow dinner recipes. Plus shopping lists, tips and other helpful information to make healthy eating easy. ...

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Apple and cinnamon muffins

30 minutes

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Beef recipes

Find heart healthy beef recipes....

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

9 winter recipes that’ll keep you warm

These recipes prove that comfort food doesn't have to be bad for you....

Heart Age Calculator

Heart Age Calculator

Heart Age Calculator

Could you be at risk of heart disease? Get your estimated heart age now....

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Environment, climate change and heart health

Environment, climate change and heart health

Environment, climate change and heart health

Information on how air pollution, heatwaves and bushfires can impact heart health, and what you can do to look after yourself. ...

Types of physical activity

Types of physical activity

Types of physical activity

Nine out of 10 Australians could reduce the risk of heart disease by walking as little as 15 minutes more each day....

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Health Professionals - Patient Resources

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Health Professionals - Patient Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation Recovery Support and Resources

Heart Foundation programs and resources to support your recovery....

How we work

How we work

How we work

One Heart, One Team...

About the Lighthouse Hospital Project

About the Lighthouse Hospital Project

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Australia, but the burden of disease disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples....

Mexican vegetarian pizza

Mexican vegetarian pizza

Mexican vegetarian pizza

10 minutes
Serves 4 (1 pizza per serve)

Heart stories

Heart stories

Heart stories

Stories of hope from Australian men and women fighting heart disease....

Keeping your heart healthy

Keeping your heart healthy

Keeping your heart healthy

Keeping your heart healthy is something you can work on every day. ...

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

Blueprint for an active Australia 

Blueprint for an active Australia 

Blueprint for an active Australia 

The Blueprint for an active Australia provides evidence-based actions to help address physical inactivity....

Quesadillas with avocado and tomato salsa

Quesadillas with avocado and tomato salsa

12 minutes
Serves 6 (as a side)

Heart Foundation supports Wollongong City Council’s draft 10-year cycling strategy

Heart Foundation supports Wollongong City Council’s draft 10-year cycling strategy

Heart Foundation supports Wollongong City Council’s draft 10-year cycling strategy

Media Release - 30 June 2020 ...

Moroccan chickpea tagine

Moroccan chickpea tagine

25-40 minutes
Serves 4

GLOBAL CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH FUNDERS FORUM

GLOBAL CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH FUNDERS FORUM

GLOBAL CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH FUNDERS FORUM

FACILITATING INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL TRIALS ...

9 food and heart health myths, busted

9 food and heart health myths, busted

9 food and heart health myths, busted

Let’s dive into nine common food and health myths and the facts behind them....

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Find heart healthy dessert recipes....

Seafood recipes

Seafood recipes

Seafood recipes

Find heart healthy seafood recipes...

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Honour the life of a loved one with a donation to the Heart Foundation. Your donation offers hope for Australian hearts....

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

One of the most powerful ways to help support a future without heart disease is to include a gift to the Heart Foundation in your Will...

What is plant-based eating

What is plant-based eating

What is plant-based eating

Learn about plant-based eating and its impact on heart health ...

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Support for young adults: Online events

Check back in for the latest updates on Supporting Young Heart events...

Chicken and avocado banh mi

Chicken and avocado banh mi

Chicken and avocado banh mi

15 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
Serves 2

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

Clinical resources: Coronary heart disease and mental health

The prevalence of depression is high in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)....

Breakfast tacos

Breakfast tacos

Breakfast tacos

5 minutes
Serves 1

Asian tofu rice salad

Asian tofu rice salad

Asian tofu rice salad

10 minutes
Serves 2

For professionals: Cardiovascular disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

For professionals: Cardiovascular disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

Recommendations for assessing Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ...