Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps


Sturdy romaine lettuce hearts hold a hearty filling of seared chicken, avocado, and tortilla chips for a fresh take on taco salad.

Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins
8 wraps


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, flattened to 1/2-inch thickness

  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and coarsely mashed

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 limes

  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • Tortilla chips, coarsely crushed (optional)


  1. Heat a grill pan coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high heat. Season chicken with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add to pan and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until done (165°F), turning halfway through. Remove to a cutting board. Cover and let stand 3 minutes before thinly slicing.

  2. Combine avocado, cilantro, and juice of 1 lime in a medium bowl. Spoon equal amounts of the avocado mixture down the center of each lettuce leaf. Top each with chicken. Halve remaining lime and squeeze over chicken. Top with sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 21.2mg 106%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 1010.3mg 21%
Folate, total 137.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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