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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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: chicken
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: mexican chicken lettuce wraps
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

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