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Chicken Kebabs in Lettuce Cups

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  • Servings: 4
Chicken Kebabs in Lettuce Cups

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012


  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 1/2 small red onion, half thinly sliced and half grated
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, half chopped
  • 2 ounces feta, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, such as Boston or Bibb, trimmed and leaves separated


  1. Soak eight wooden skewers in water, 15 minutes. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Soak sliced onion in warm water, 10 minutes. Using your hands, gently combine grated onion, chicken, garlic, chopped mint, feta, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 8 portions, form around skewers, and brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill until cooked through, about 12 minutes, flipping once.

  2. Drain sliced onion and toss with 1 tablespoon oil, whole mint leaves, tomatoes, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Serve kebabs in lettuce leaves, topped with onion salad.

Reviews (7)

  • stylegirl 13 Jul, 2012

    Very tasty recpe. I used turkey instead of chicken since I prefer it, used basil instead of mint since I am not a mint fan and used shredded parm instead of feta to go with the mint. I did make a tzatziki sauce however since I felt it needed a little sauce, worked perfectly (even with my Italian spin, go figure!)

  • juliet6 20 Jun, 2012

    Good flavor, easy to prepare. Served with basmati and wild rice combo and roasted vegetables. I made extra. They were great the next day, perfect for lunch!

  • Alverson 11 Jun, 2012

    i liked it but my kids were confused. I think the mint threw them. I would add some red pepper flakes next time if no kids.

  • johnganthony 9 Jun, 2012

    That was delicious! Trying to limit bread which loves to stick to you if you know what I mean!! With this recipe I didn't even miss it. And the onion is definitely worth a few tears!!! lol

  • Courtney45 7 Jun, 2012

    Really good, and very healthy! My kids (10, 7 and 5) all really enjoyed it. For adults it's a great low carb meal that is beautiful, fresh and fun to eat. I'll definitely put this in the family dinner rotation.

  • Elizabeth brooks 6 Jun, 2012

    Another great recipe !! Thank you!

  • andrea_e 6 Jun, 2012

    Fantastic. I couldn't find ground chicken so I used ground turkey. My whole family (incl 4 and 7 yr olds) LOVED. I served with Tabbouleh and Grilled Corn and Bean salad, also Martha recipes, along with some store bought hummus and naan. My kids couldn't get enough, and daughter asked if we could have this every night this week. I love finding great recipes that are also healthy!

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