Chicken Taco Lettuce wraps are made with perfectly seasoned juicy chicken, loaded into a lettuce wrap and then topped off with healthy taco toppings and totally delicious.
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
If you are looking to have a Mexican food fix, but are not wanting to have a high in calorie meal then these Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps are going to be perfect! I love Mexican food but the only problem is that it can be high in calories and carbs.
I wanted to come up with a way to have it more often. I knew if I would take out the red meat and carbs that would help. Its like having a taco salad but you still get the feel of it because you get to pick them up like a taco.
These Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps are sooo good that even the kids will love them on top of them being a healthy option for dinner. You are going to want to top them with Skinny Creamy Chipotle Sauce, this sauce is sooooo good! I am drooling right now just thinking about it!
While being low carb and keto friendly, these chicken tacos are also perfect for those who just want a really tasty, flavorful healthy chicken taco.
If you are eating a low carb diet or a keto diet then these chicken taco lettuce wraps are a perfect taco night meal to make! You can change up the amount of carbs in your meal easily depending on the toppings that you choose to put on. If you are aiming for higher fat and lower carbs stick with things like cheese, Homemade Guacamole, and full fat sour cream.
If you are on weight watchers, these are great for that too. It is just 1 Weight Watchers point per serving and then only add points for the toppings you put on them.
Taco Topping Ideas
Looking for the best toppings for your chicken tacos? We have you covered, all of these tasty toppings are perfect for putting on top of tacos!
- homemade guacamole
- sour cream
- black olives
- Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Restaurant Style Salsa
- jalapeno peppers
- Creamy Chipotle sauce
What to serve with Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
There are lots of side dishes that go with chicken taco lettuce wraps. You can serve with your favorite taco sides you would serve with traditional tacos in a taco shell.
Check out these sides that go amazing with this recipe to finish up the meal!
- Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
- The Best Homemade Guacamole
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Keto Nachos
- Tortilla chips
Can you Freeze Chicken Taco meat?
If you are wanting to meal prep then you can totally make the chicken taco meat ahead of time and then freeze it in a zip close bag. To use later on just let defrost in the fridge or reheat in the microwave and then serve as desired.
Variations of this recipe
I like using ground chicken because it is similar to ground beef and i like the texture of it in my lettuce wraps. If you are not a fan of ground chicken then you can use chicken breasts. If you are short on time you can even use a rotisserie chicken.
If you love using your crockpot then you can make the chicken taco meat in the slow cooker and then use that to make these chicken taco wraps.
Not a fan of chicken? You can totally change things up and use ground beef slow cooker taco meat, ground turkey, slow cooker barbacoa or shrimp in place of the ground chicken.
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps ingredients
- Olive Oil
- Chopped onion
- Ground chicken
- Chili powder
- Tomato paste
- Chicken broth
- Chili pepper
How to make Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add onion cook until soften.
Add in the chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Breaking you the chicken into small pieces until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomato paste and chicken broth. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the sauce has reduced.
Scoop the mixture into the romaine leaves top with the cheese, tomatoes.
Easy Taco Recipes
- Low Carb Taco Soup
- 7 Layer Taco Dip
- Chicken Taco Casserole
- Layered Taco Dip
- Chicken Taco Salad
- Stove top Taco Soup
- Taco Cups
- Ground Beef Taco Salad
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 lb ground Chicken breast
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- Salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat, add onion cook until soften.
- Add in the chicken, garlic, salt and pepper. Breaking you the chicken into small pieces until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomato paste and chicken broth. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the sauce has reduced.
- Scoop the mixture into the romaine leaves top with the cheese, tomatoes, peppers and sauce
1 SmartPoint on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan. On Weight Watchers? Check out these other great Weight Watchers Recipes.
Comments & Reviews
Just made these for dinner. Nothing but smiles around the table. Great recipe and very WW Friendly. …1 point! TY!
Im so glad you loved them!
I’m assuming this is one point per lettuce taco, is that right? How many does the entire recipe serve?
Those look so good!