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.
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.
Southwestern Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 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
- 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!