Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s are so good. They’re a favorite for my family and a must-order item.

Since I love Mexican food, I worked some Mexican flair into what’s normally an Asian dish.

Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps - Filled with Mexican flavors, there's taco-seasoned chicken, tomatoes, corn, peppers, cilantro, and cheese! Easy, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, and a family favorite!!

Soft butter lettuce (you could also use romaine) cradles taco-seasoned chicken, juicy tomatoes and corn, crisp bell peppers, and cheese.

The wraps are topped with bright cilantro and seasoned tortilla chips. There’s so much flavor and texture in every bite. I tend to overstuff my wraps to pack in as many flavors and textures as I possibly can, but tender butter lettuce doesn’t exactly allow for that and sometimes I have wrap breakage. There are worse things.

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Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps - Filled with Mexican flavors, there's taco-seasoned chicken, tomatoes, corn, peppers, cilantro, and cheese! Easy, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, and a family favorite!!

You can customize the wraps by incorporating ingredients black beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or your favorite taco fixings.

The wraps are an easy party appetizer and people love creating their own wraps. Or make them for a fast, fun, and healthy dinner or lunch. They’re ready in 10 minutes and a crowd favorite.

Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps - Filled with Mexican flavors, there's taco-seasoned chicken, tomatoes, corn, peppers, cilantro, and cheese! Easy, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, and a family favorite!!

Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps

I worked some Mexican flair into what’s normally an Asian dish. Soft butter lettuce (or romaine) cradles taco-seasoned chicken, juicy tomatoes and corn, crisp red peppers, and cheese. The wraps are topped with bright cilantro and seasoned tortilla chips. There’s so much flavor and texture in every bite. You can customize the wraps by incorporating ingredients like black beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, or your favorite taco fixings. The wraps are a perfect easy party appetizer and people love creating their own. Or make them for a fun, fast, and healthy dinner or lunch. They’re ready in 10 minutes and a crowd favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (I use reduced sodium, medium heat)
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, diced small (I used Roma, vine-ripened or cherry tomatoes may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1/2 cup corn (I used frozen, fresh may be substituted)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I use a Mexican blend with monterey Jack and cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup seasoned tortilla chips, crushed (I crush Doritos in my palm)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed, optional
  • 1 medium Hass avocado, peeled and diced or make into guacamole, optional
  • salsa, optional for garnshing
  • sour cream, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, flipping and stirring intermittently so all sides cook evenly. After the chicken has cooked through, evenly sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir to evenly coat. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces. Allow chicken to rest in pan off the heat while you prep the remaining ingredients.
  2. Peel off the leaves of the butter lettuce from the core and stack them on a plate.
  3. Place 2 leaves of butter lettuce on a separate plate (I like to double up the leaves so the wraps are sturdier) and add about 3 tablespoons chicken, 1 tablespoon tomatoes, 1 tablespoon bell peppers, 1 tablespoon corn, 2 tablespoons cheese, a pinch of cilantro, and sprinkle with tortilla chips to taste. Optionally add black beans, avocado or guacamole, salsa, or sour cream for garnishing. Fold up and enjoy immediately. Repeat until chicken and remaining ingredients are gone. Wraps are best fresh.
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28 comments on “Chicken Tortilla Lettuce Wraps”

  1. This is a great twist on one of our favorites (and much lower in sodium than PF Chang’s)! I think I could have a Mexican themed weekend of cooking coming up with last week’s soup and today’s wraps!

    • I totally want to be eating at your house if it’s a Mexican-themed weekend. My favorite! I’ll make the margaritas :)

    • I made these for lunch–excellent recipe!! They are fresh and on the lighter side yet full of flavor. Saturday mornings are hectic so I am always flying home, hungry, and in a hurry to get lunch made. The chips and taco seasoning were nice time savers and I also used ground chicken which worked well. We were eating in short order (and margaritas would have been great)!

  2. Now this is how you do Taco night right! I love that you kept the good ol’ taco a little lighter and lower carb!  Lettuce wrap all the things….pinned!

  3. I love your Mexican twist on the lettuce wrap…I’ve always only had Asian inspired lettuce wraps but I truly love all things tex mex so these are definitely happening. I like the addition of the corn too that sweet pop of flavor I like to add to Mexican dishes.

  4. @AVERIE SUNSHINE

    Presently this is the manner by which you do Taco night right! I cherish that you kept the great ol’ taco somewhat lighter and lower carb! Lettuce wrap every one of the things… .stuc

    regards
    rakhi

  5. Lettuce wraps are such a Katie food, and yet, I’ve never made them.  Mexican lettuce wraps?  I need to get on this!

    Photos are stellar, per usual!

  6. Yum! We never eat lettuce wraps but but I always love them when other people make them for us! We’ll have to get on board with these soon!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  7. I love this idea of mexican style lettuce wraps!  Not only are they delicious, but they are low-carb and save tons of calories!

  8. Lettuce wraps – my favorite! And just what I need for 3 days of eating nothing but donuts and kahlua pork in Hawaii :)

  9. “Fast, easy weeknight meal, and better than from a restaurant!”
    Great! Ideal for me. I love cooking, but if something takes more than 30mins I’m getting frustrated.. a lot.
    Can’t wait to taste it. Thanks.

  10. What a great idea!! I love Mexican food so much, so I know I will love these lettuce wraps! And who needs the tortilla anyway? Less calories :)

  11. This is one of my favorites! I can never get enough lettuce wraps no matter what part of the world they’re inspired by!

  12. Lettuce wrapped tacos are so perfect.  Then you get to eat more of the insides instead of filling up on the flour or corn bits.  Its my favorite way to eat tacos, but Ive never tried them like this!  They look amazing and delish.  So colorful! 

  13. Great idea giving these a Mexican twist! It’s got me wondering what other types of flavors might be possible with lettuce wraps. Definitely going to give these a try!

  14. romaine) supports taco-prepared chicken, succulent tomatoes and corn, fresh red peppers, and cheddar. The wraps are finished with splendid cilantro and prepared tortilla chips. There’s so much flavor and composition in each chomp. You can modify the wraps by consolidating fixings like dark beans, guacamole, salsa, sharp cream, or your most loved taco fixings. The wraps are a flawless simple gathering hors d’oeuvre and individuals love making their own. Then again make them for a fun, quick, and sound supper or lunch. They’re prepared in 10 minutes and a group top choice.

  15. Hi
    I adore your Mexican turn on the lettuce wrap… I’ve generally just had Asian propelled lettuce wraps yet I really cherish all things tex mex so these are certainly happening. I like the option of the corn too that sweet pop of flavor I get a kick out of the chance to add to Mexican dishes.
    Regards
    Shreya

  16. Absolutely delicious! I did make a few tiny changes however. Added a tablespoon or so of lime juice after the chicken finished cooking. I also add my seasonings in while the chicken cooks, but to each their own! I cooked the corn in a dry skillet with the bell pepper and a 1/4ish of onion with garlic salt and more taco seasoning. I didn’t add cilantro because we were out at the time. But next time we will have to try it with!
    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe! This is definitely added into our dinner rotation!

  17. These look super fresh and a welcome meal after the holidays!  Thanks for sharing!

  18. Wow I love this such a great change from regular tacos.  I can’t wait to try them out.  My family will love these for sure.

  19. chicken tortilla is really recipe thanks for share this blog with nice info…………
    if u provide video for this then its easy for me make this ……………………………………..

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