Even if you’re not celebrating Chinese New Year, these chicken lettuce cups are a great way to change things up this Super Bowl, and give yourself and your guests a healthier option. They’re delicious with a cold beer too!
For these Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups, start by stir-frying chicken with a colorful mix of red & orange bell peppers and cucumber, in a savory homemade sauce – spiced with our handcrafted Penang-style Chinese Five Spice.
That’s it for cooking. Just take out separate dishes for the toppings – chopped cashews, scallions, and shredded carrot. And a plate for fresh green butter lettuce leaves. Lettuce symbolizes Spring on the Chinese New Year table, which I’m sure we’re all wishing for earlier this year!
While lettuce itself symbolizes Spring, the act of bundling food into a lettuce cup represents having a child soon. So anyone wishing to have a baby this year, making these lettuce cups may just be the meal to start out your New Year.
Whether you’re celebrating with family and friends for Chinese New Year or the Super Bowl or both, may these auspicious Chinese lettuce cups bring you lots of luck for yourself, for your family, and for your football team!
Gong Xi Fa Cai – wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year!