Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps are full of chicken, black beans and tons of flavor. These delicious low-carb lettuce wraps are healthy and delicious and can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish.
- 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
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except avocado, sour cream and lettuce.
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 if desired.
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. Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon and that works too!
Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1007IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg