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curry chicken lettuce wraps on large white plate

Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Caribbean


These curry chicken lettuce wraps are incredibly good; perfectly ground chicken with heaps of an abundant Caribbean flavor profile! They’re so easy to make and healthier for you!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • 4 scallions (about 1/4 cup) chopped
  • Butter Lettuce, for serving
  • Optional: coleslaw/cabbage mix and more scallions, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm butter and olive oil. Brown ground chicken, breaking up meat with a wooden spatula, about 6-7 minutes.
  2. Add in onion, garlic, and fresh thyme. Continue cooking until onion softens and becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste until it fully combines with ground chicken mixture.
  4. Season meat with cumin, curry powder, and salt/pepper. Stir together until everything is fully incorporated.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in chopped scallions, and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Spoon mixture onto lettuce cups, garnish with desired toppings, and enjoy!


  1. Since ground chicken is so lean and can dry out quickly, more fat: oil or butter, may be needed. If needed, add in a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Keywords: appetizer, curry, chicken, lettuce wraps