Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps – cut back on the calories without cutting back on the flavor! These lettuce wraps are so easy to make, & so delicious!

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps – cut back on the calories without cutting back on the flavor! These lettuce wraps are so easy to make, & so delicious! | MrsHappyHomemaker.com @thathousewife

Lettuce wraps are a favorite dish of mine.  Usually I make them in PF Chang’s copycat fashion (as in this recipe) – and that’s what I was planning to do this time.

But lo & behold, I didn’t have everything I needed on hand – and I already had my pajama pants on… Totally didn’t feel like getting re-dressed and heading back out to the store.  I guess I could have just slipped on my flip flops and gone out to the store in my jammies… but I try not to do that. We live in a small town, and let’s face it – if you’re all dressed up and looking good, you don’t see anyone you know. Best believe if you run out to the store in pajamas, flip flops, no make-up, and Medusa hair… you’re going to run into everyone.  The ex boyfriend you haven’t seen in 10 years.  Your kids’ best friends’ parents. Your doctor… who insists you need to come in for a check up because you’re looking pale.

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Not that any of that has ever happened to me.  Of course not.

Anywho – back to my lettuce wrap dilemma at hand. I wanted them, but didn’t have what I needed.  So what’s a girl to do? Check out the pantry & see what else you can put together.  I had this beautiful head of butter lettuce that I absolutely needed to use, so I was still hoping to do lettuce wraps.  As much as I love lettuce wraps, I also love Mexican food… and I spied some chipotle peppers in my pantry.

Oooh. Chipotle. Smoky…Spicy. I was feelin’ it. 

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

That was it! I was going to make Chipotle Lettuce Wraps – so I scoured my kitchen for some more key ingredients.  Onion, some limes, cilantro, a jalapeno, & garlic.  Oh yeah.  This was already sounding good.

Here’s what I grabbed for this marvelous dish.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So, I guess my excitement became evident as this part & I completely failed on you all to bring a ton of pictures.  Just one of the cooking process – but don’t worry, it’s super simple.  One of those things were you just put it all in a skillet and cook. You can do that, I promise you 😉

Drizzle a little bit of olive oil in a large skillet & heat to medium/high. Pop in 1 pound of ground chicken.  I buy boneless skinless chicken thighs and grind them up myself in the food processor – but you can buy it already ground too.

Stir the ground chicken, breaking it all up.  Add in one small onion diced & 2 chipotle peppers (diced).  Drizzle in a little of the sauce it comes in too if you like it spicy like I do.

Let the mixture cook until the chicken is lightly browned & cooked through.  Stir in 1 diced & seeded jalapeno pepper (optional), 2 cloves of minced garlic, and the juice from one lime.  Allow to cook 2 additional minutes, then remove from the heat.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Divide the mixture between pieces of your favorite lettuce.  For lettuce wraps, I use either Romaine or Butter – but that’s just my personal preference. Garnish with cilantro & squeeze additional lime juice on top.

Eat up, & enjoy.  And don’t even feel bad about enjoying these to a large extent because they are really low calorie & healthy too!

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cut back on the calories without cutting back on the flavor! These lettuce wraps are so easy to make, & so delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 head of butter leaf lettuce (or your favorite kind)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & minced (optional)

Directions:

Drizzle a little bit of olive oil in a large skillet & heat to medium/high. Pop in 1 pound of ground chicken. I buy boneless skinless chicken thighs and grind them up myself in the food processor – but you can buy it already ground too.

Stir the ground chicken, breaking it all up. Add in one small onion diced & 2 chipotle peppers (diced). Drizzle in a little of the sauce it comes in too if you like it spicy like I do.

Let the mixture cook until the chicken is lightly browned & cooked through. Stir in 1 diced & seeded jalapeno pepper (optional), 2 cloves of minced garlic, and the juice from one lime. Allow to cook 2 additional minutes, then remove from the heat.

Divide the mixture between your pieces of lettuce. Garnish with cilantro, & squeeze a little extra lime juice on top. Serve.

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