Weeknights mean little time for the kitchen. With 2 kids and activities and home work, I have my hands full and sometimes we make it home almost at dinner time. This is a quick recipe when you are looking for something fun, yet delicious. Make it as spicy as you like.

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or any ground meat)
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 10-12 cilantro springs, chopped
  • 1 head of butter leaf lettuce, washed, separated and dried (or use wraps if you like)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and chicken.
  3. Cook, stirring often until the chicken is cooked, approx 6 minutes.
  4. Add the hoisin sauce and bell pepper and cook until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  5. Squeeze in the juice of the lime and toss well.
  6. Next add the red pepper flakes if you are using them.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve chicken in lettuce leaves, garnish with the cilantro and enjoy!