MEXICAN LETTUCE WRAPS

Butter With a Side of Bread: Mexican Lettuce Wraps

I was a little nervous to try this recipe because the only other lettuce wraps I have ever had are the ones that are at P.F. Changs and I was afraid any other lettuce wrap would fall short.  This recipe is completely different from the PF Changs version, but I honestly feel like it is just as good.  Seriously. This recipe has become one of my favorites – it is so easy, healthy and delicious!
Mexican Lettuce Wraps
3 cups cubed or shredded chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can green chiles
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 TBSP lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 medium avocado, chopped
sour cream
1 head iceberg lettuce
(Tip: Many times when I make chicken recipes, I will stick the frozen chicken in the crockpot on low in the morning and let it cook for a few hours with just a little bit of water.  This is my favorite way of cooking chicken – the chicken always turns out super tender and moist.)
 
Butter With a Side of Bread: Mexican Lettuce Wraps
Combine all ingredients except avocado, sour cream and lettuce.
Butter With a Side of Bread: Mexican Lettuce Wraps
The mixture is good cold/room temperature, but I actually prefer it heated up.  I just put the whole mixture in a pan on the stove over medium-low heat for several minutes right before serving.  I always use the microwave to heat up the leftovers the next day so that works great too!  Immediately before serving, stir in avocado.  Scoop 1/2 cup chicken mixture into each lettuce leaf & top with sour cream.
Butter With a Side of Bread: Mexican Lettuce Wraps
I think the mixture is perfect wrapped in lettuce, but the mixture could be used a variety of ways.  It tastes great wrapped in a tortilla, as a dip for chips or even over rice.  Enjoy!
Butter With a Side of Bread: Mexican Lettuce Wraps

4 COMMENTS

  1. Made this last night except I used flour tortillas instead of lettuce. I even did the chicken in the crockpot ( very moist) using some leftover chicken broth instead of water! A definite keeper recipe!! Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of the chicken! The grocery store always sticks three breasts in one package and freezes them… so I cooked all of them and used only one. I

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