Chicken and Bamboo Shoots in Lettuce Cups

May 1, 2015  |   Emma Zumsen
chicken recipe inside lettuce cups
45 min


  • 1 Tbsp Hain® Organic Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Asian basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp mint, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 C bamboo shoots, slivered
  • 16 whole leaves of butter lettuce


  1. Heat Spectrum Naturals® Unrefined Peanut Oil over medium heat and add garlic, shallot, ginger, chile and lemongrass. Stir fry 1 minute, until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken and sauté until golden and cooked through.
  3. Stir in sugar and soy sauce and toss to coat. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken mixture to a bowl, stir in bamboo shoots, cover and set aside to cool.
  5. Once chicken has cooled toss with basil and mint and spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of chicken mixture into each lettuce leaf to serve.

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Emma Zumsen

Emma Zumsen

Emma is a wildly curious baker, mama, creator, and reader who loves a good farmer’s market almost as much as she loves a new pair of shoes. Born in Montana and raised in Minnesota, she made her way to the east coast nine years ago where she has settled in Brooklyn with her husband and son. In an effort to channel her various interests, passions, and experiences into something productive, she divides her professional brain between food and digital marketing – both of which she finds endlessly fascinating. Emma’s two favorite foods are freshly popped popcorn shared with her kiddo and guacamole.