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This Spicy Miso Chicken Salad is packed with flavor and will remind you of your favorite lettuce cups!

While you can absolutely enjoy this chicken mixture in lettuce cups, I often like to chop my greens up to keep it simple and easily eat with a fork! Making this recipe a lazy girl, deconstructed lettuce cup!

Like lettuce cups, the flavor is, of course, all in the filling! So this ground chicken is packed with flavor. Specifically, the miso gives it a burst of umami, combined with sriracha for a bit of a kick.

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad in white bowl with lime wedges.

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Ginger 
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Ground Chicken or Turkey 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Green Onions 
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • White Miso Paste
  • Sriracha 
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves 
  • Butter Lettuce 
  • Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
  • Limes
Spicy Miso Chicken Salad in white bowl with fork.

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad Step-by-Step:

Step One: Saute the Aromatics

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes.

Step Two: brown the Ground Chicken

Add the ground chicken, salt, pepper, and white parts of the green onions. Cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of a spoon until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step Three: Flavor the Chicken

Add in the sesame oil, miso paste, sriracha, and coconut aminos and stir until well combined and the miso paste is well incorporated into the mixture. Stir in the mint, cilantro, and green parts of the onion.

Cooked ground chicken mixture in white skillet.

Step Four: Serve and Enjoy!

To serve, divide the lettuce in the bottom of a bowl. Spoon the miso chicken mixture over the top. Garnish with a little more mint and cilantro, a sprinkle of the peanuts for a crunch, and serve with a wedge of lime.

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad in white bowl with fork.

This bright, crunchy salad is simple to make and comes together in just 20 minutes! I hope y’all love this Spicy Miso Chicken Salad.

For more recipes:

Lemongrass Chicken Salad

Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Cups

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Cups

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad in white bowl with fork.
4.89 from 9 votes

Spicy Miso Chicken Salad

Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1- inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ lbs ground chicken or turkey (preferably dark meat)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal, green and white parts separated
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for serving

Instructions 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground chicken, salt, pepper, and white parts of the green onions. Cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of a spoon until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add in the sesame oil, miso paste, sriracha, and coconut aminos and stir until well combined and the miso paste is well incorporated into the mixture.
  • Stir in the mint, cilantro, and green parts of the onion.
  • To serve, divide the lettuce in the bottom of a bowl. Spoon the miso chicken mixture over the top. Garnish with a little more mint and cilantro, a sprinkle of the peanuts for a crunch, and serve with a wedge of lime.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 146mg, Sodium: 1354mg, Potassium: 1276mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 3103IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 4
Calories: 427

Photography by Eat Love Eats.



Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!


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  1. 5 stars
    We ate these as lettuce cups and OMG they were so easy and SO flavorful. Another staple recipe from Alex!

  2. 4 stars
    This was a delicious, easy dinner! Ours did come out very salty, maybe due to the brand of miso that I have, so next time I would skip the added salt and taste at the end to see if more seasoning was needed. We’ll for sure make this one again.

  3. 5 stars
    This was a fab dinner! Super light and refreshing! I didn’t have peanuts so i added shredded carrots instead which added a similar texture. Love love love this will make again!!

    1. Just added! But please note that this is an automated calculation, so should only be used as an approximation.