Crisp Chicken & Mayo Lettuce Cups

Fresh and crunchy, these lettuce cups are ideal for a picnic

Build-able chicken and mayonnaise lettuce cups. Photo / Babiche Martens.

These are equally good with baby cos leaves. If you like anchovies, chop a couple and add them to the mixture. They provide a salty quality that is hard to beat.

Makes 8

4 cups shredded chicken
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp capers, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp chopped dill
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
8 iceberg lettuce cups
¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cups watercress, to garnish
Extra lemon, to squeeze

1. Into a large bowl place the chicken, spring onions, capers, dill, parsley, juice, zest and mayo. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Combine the sour cream and mayonnaise, then mix through the chicken.

3. Spread out the lettuce cups and fill evenly with the mixture. Sprinkle over a few almonds and garnish watercress leaves. Squeeze over lemon.

4. Refrigerate until ready to leave for your picnic.

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