Southwestern Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Southwestern avocado chicken lettuce wraps full of southwestern spices, coating the avocados, chicken, corn, and black beans for a delicious dinner.

Southwest Avocado Chicken Wraps

Avocado Chicken Wraps

Some days just call for a dinner that is on the lighter more refreshing side. Lettuce wraps lighten up any main dish and can be filled with a variety of fresh ingredients.

With a few avocados and some chicken on hand, I threw together a mixture for some lettuce wraps that turned out to be nothing short of amazing. The blend of Southwestern spices gives this a wonderful burst of flavor.

The recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes. It is easily made by grilling up a chicken breast or using leftovers from a rotisserie chicken.

You could even pan-sear a chicken breast with just salt and pepper. While the chicken is cooking, throw the corn, black beans, and avocados together in a bowl.

The spice mixture is super simple and uses pantry staples. Mix the spices and a bit of lime juice. The fresh lime juice brightens up all the flavors.

Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  1. Combine chicken corn, black beans, avocado, onion, chili powder, cumin, and garlic in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Toss with chicken.
  2. Separate the lettuce leaves, wash and pat dry. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and serve.
Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Southwestern Avocado Chicken Wraps

Avocados, chicken, corn, and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick Southwestern Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wrap.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 15 ounces canned corn drained
  • 15 ounces canned black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 avocados diced into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ small yellow onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 2 limes worth, adjust to taste
  • 1 small head of lettuce
  • OPTIONAL: sour cream and hot sauce, for serving

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken, corn, black beans, avocado, cilantro, onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Drizzle with fresh lime juice. Toss to combine.
  • Separate the lettuce leaves, wash, and pat dry. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and serve.

Notes

Rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken, shredded chicken, and pretty much any leftover chicken will work beautifully in these easy lettuce wraps.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g · Calories: 346kcal · Carbohydrates: 28g · Protein: 25g · Fat: 16g · Saturated Fat: 3g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g · Monounsaturated Fat: 9g · Cholesterol: 53mg · Sodium: 645mg · Potassium: 812mg · Fiber: 10g · Sugar: 1g · Vitamin A: 275IU · Vitamin C: 11mg · Calcium: 48mg · Iron: 3mg
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{originally published 5/16/2014 – recipe notes and photos updated 6/8/2022}

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  1. Sharon says

    I don’t think that I have ever tried avocado. This looks really nice. It would be perfect for those lazy days of summer that are about to come….

  2. Lori Hart says

    Perfect lunch if you ask me. Found your recipe over at Chef In Training and it looks incredible. We just launched a new recipe link-up party, Tickle My TasteBuds, that goes live every Tuesday. I would love for you to link this delicious recipe to our inaugural party. Here is the link —> Ihttp://bit.ly/1oNxekf

  3. Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life says

    Hi Mallory! I’m stopping over from Let’s Get Real today. As everyone has said, these lettuce wraps look really delicious. They are perfect for summer picnics. Since they combine two of my current obsessions……….black beans and avocado………there is no way I can resist giving them a try.

  4. Paula j Hovey says

    I’m no cook or baker but we try to eat heathy. I will surely make these lettuce wraps! New to your site. Do you have a good recipe for hummus. I’ve tried several I found at different sites but we haven’t found the ‘perfect’ one! Thanks.
    Paula

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