Chicken Taco 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 Taco 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!!

Mexican Lettuce Wraps Recipe 

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.

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.

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 Taco 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!!

What’s in the Taco Lettuce Wraps? 

For these chicken taco lettuce wraps, you’ll need: 

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breasts
  • Taco seasoning
  • Butter lettuce
  • Red bell pepper
  • Corn
  • Shredded cheese
  • Seasoned tortilla chips (like Doritos) 
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Toppings of choice 

How to Make Taco Lettuce Wraps

These chicken breast lettuce wraps couldn’t be simpler to make! Just dice and cook the chicken, seasoning it with the taco seasoning when it’s in the skillet. 

Then, create the lettuce wraps with the taco fixings and dig in! 

Chicken Taco 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!!

What to Serve with Lettuce Wraps

Not sure what to serve with these chicken taco lettuce wraps? Try one of the following Mexican sides: 

Tips for Making Taco Lettuce Wraps 

To make this recipe even easier, you can use ground chicken, turkey, or beef in place of the diced chicken breasts. 

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.

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

Chicken Taco 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 Taco Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 4

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

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!!

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

Instructions

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. Peel off the leaves of the butter lettuce from the core and stack them on a plate.
  4. 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.
  5. Optionally add black beans, avocado or guacamole, salsa, or sour cream for garnishing.
  6. Fold up and enjoy immediately.
  7. Repeat until chicken and remaining ingredients are gone. Wraps are best fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 525Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 824mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 46g

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