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Asian Chicken Red Cabbage Cups
with chimichurri aioli / cauliflower rice

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These quick and easy red cabbage lettuce cups feature a mashup of flavors, but the creamy sauce made from leftover Asian chimichurri is the real star.
Smarts: If you don't love red cabbage, any other type of lettuce that you like to use in lettuce cups will work great here.


Asian Chicken Red Cabbage Cups:
  • Cabbage, red - 12 leaves , sub romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • Chicken breast, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs , sliced into thin strips
  • Coriander, ground - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 3/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Avocado - 1 , sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cashews - 1/3 cup
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Chimichurri Aioli:
  • Asian Chimichurri (leftover from Tuesday) - 1/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise, paleo-friendly - 1/3 cup
Cauliflower Rice:
  • Cauliflower florets - 12 oz
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp


  1. Make chimichurri aioli - Whisk together chimichurri and mayonnaise. (Can be done 5 days ahead)
  2. Cauliflower rice - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in butter. Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter. Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cabbage - Tear off cabbage leaves. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Season chicken - Slice chicken into thin strips. Toss with ground coriander, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Avocados / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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  1. Heat a large skillet or wok with oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and let it cook on one side until golden brown. Flip and then saute until chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  2. If cauliflower rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  3. Set out all ingredients for lettuce cups - cabbage leaves, chicken, avocados, tomatoes, cauliflower rice, chimichurri aioli, cashews, and hot sauce.
  4. Assemble lettuce cups at the table. Enjoy!



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