Chipotle Chicken-Avocado Lettuce Wraps


When you're craving a light dinner (or you need to make lunch for a crowd), these slow cooker lettuce wraps are the answer. Leave the chicken to simmer in your slow cooker all day, then serve on a lettuce leaf with avocado slices.

Chipotle Chicken-Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
16 wraps


  • 2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • ¾ cup bottled light lime vinaigrette salad dressing

  • 1 - 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced

  • 16 butterhead bibb lettuce leaves

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Place chicken in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add vinaigrette dressing and chipotle peppers. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

  2. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Shred chicken using two forks. Skim fat from cooking liquid; stir chicken into liquid in cooker.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, spoon chicken onto lettuce. Top with avocados and, if desired, serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
14g Fat
6g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4.2mg 21%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 462mg 10%
Folate, total 39.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*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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