Southwestern Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Avocados, chicken, corn and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner
Avocados, chicken, corn and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner
 

One Saturday, after baking several batches of cookies and bars for the blog and taste testing them all, I decided Tyler and I needed a something healthy for supper. 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. And another blog recipe was born.

Avocados, chicken, corn and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner

The blend of Southwestern spices give it a wonderful burst of flavor. I have always loved the flavor profiles of Southwestern food, and those flavors, along with the avocados, chicken, corn and black beans make a delicious healthy meal that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. The recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to throw together. Cooking and cubing the chicken takes the longest. While the chicken is cooking, throw the corn, black beans and avocados together in a bowl. Mix in the spices and a bit of lemon juice. The taste of the lemon juice will not be noticeable, but it brightens up all the flavors. Lastly, add the cooked chicken and spoon into large lettuce leaves. Bingo, a delicious meal you can feel good about eating.

Avocados, chicken, corn and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner
 
 

Southwestern Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Avocados, chicken, corn and black beans pair well with a blend of southwestern spices for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner. Feel free to change the spice levels to suite your own taste buds.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp powdered garlic
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 head of lettuce

Instructions

  • Salt and pepper your chicken and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Dice and let cool.
  • Meanwhile combine corn, black beans, avocado, onion, chili powder, cumin and garlic in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Add cooled chicken.
  • Carefully separate the lettuce leaves. Wash and pat them dry. Spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves, wrap it up like you would a tortilla and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g · Calories: 224kcal · Carbohydrates: 19g · Protein: 16g · Fat: 10g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g · Cholesterol: 42mg · Sodium: 154mg · Fiber: 7g · Sugar: 3g
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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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