Mango chicken lettuce cups with rice noodles

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Mango chicken lettuce cups with rice noodles

Paleo-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

4 Servings, 540 Calories/Serving

30 – 40 Minutes

Sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors come together in this gluten-free Vietnamese-inspired meal that will satisfy the entire family.

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In your bag

1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
  • Four ¼-pound chicken cutlets
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek (optional)
  • ½ pound flat rice noodles*
  • 1 head baby iceberg lettuce
  • 3 scallions
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1 mango
  • 3 tablespoons roasted cashews
  • ¼ cup fried shallots (contain soy)*
  • *Not paleo; omit for a paleo-strict version.

Chef's Tip

Using sambal oelek is one of our favorite ways to add heat and flavor to a dish. Sambal is an Indonesian term that refers to a sauce made with chile peppers, and oelek refers to the mortar and pestle traditionally used to make it. We recommend stirring in 1 tablespoon for mild heat and 2 tablespoons for medium.

Nutrition per serving

Protein: 33g (66% DV), Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Total Fat: 15g (23% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% DV), Cholesterol: 85mg (28% DV), Sodium: 960mg (40% DV), Carbohydrates: 70g (23% DV), Total Sugars: 15g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Contains: Fish, tree nuts, soy.

Paleo-strict nutrition per serving: Calories: 300, Nutrition per serving: Protein: 29g (58% DV), Fiber: 4g (16% DV), Total Fat: 11g (17% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g (10% DV), Cholesterol: 85mg (28% DV), Sodium: 900mg (38% DV), Carbohydrates: 22g (7% DV), Total Sugars: 15g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Poach the chicken

Bring a medium sauce pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Carefully lower the chicken into the boiling water and cook until opaque and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to a plate to cool, then using a fork, shred the chicken. Set aside the water for the rice noodles.
While the water heats and the chicken cooks, prepare the sesame dressing.


Make the sesame dressing

  • Juice the lime.
In a small bowl, stir together the fish sauce, sesame oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 3 tablespoons water, and as much sambal oelek as you like.


Soak the noodles

Bring the chicken poaching water to a boil, remove from the heat, and add the rice noodles. Let the noodles soak until just tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain the noodles and rinse under cold water, then toss with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil to prevent sticking.
While the noodles soak, prepare the garnishes.


Prep the garnishes

  • Trim the root end from the iceberg lettuce.
  • Separate the lettuce leaves.
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
  • Trim off the top and bottom of the mango; cut away the peel, then cut the flesh into two halves away from the pit. Thinly slice the halves crosswise.
  • Coarsely chop the cashews.



Set out the chicken, rice noodles, lettuce leaves, scallions, cilantro, mango, cashews, fried shallots, and sesame dressing and invite everyone to assemble their own lettuce cups.

Kids can!
  • Using a fork, shred the cooled chicken.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Stir the dressing.
  • Separate the iceberg lettuce leaves.
  • Set out the ingredients.

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