Paleo Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps

This Paleo chicken recipe makes a delicious, nutritious lunchtime treat. A few simple swaps, like cashew cream for sour cream and romaine lettuce for tortillas, keeps this easy recipe Paleo.

Paleo Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins
8 wraps


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Olive oil

  • 2 limes

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled

  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 8 leaves romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 1 recipe Savory Cashew Cream

Savory Cashew Cream

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews

  • Boiling water

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon lime or lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • Dash sea salt


  1. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, flatten chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lightly grease a grill pan with oil; heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until done (165°F), turning once. Remove from pan. Cover and let stand 3 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for guacamole, squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 of the limes. In a medium bowl coarsely mash avocados with a fork. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.

  3. To serve, thinly slice chicken. Spread guacamole down centers of lettuce leaves; top with chicken. Cut remaining lime in half and squeeze over chicken. Add tomatoes and green onions and top with Savory Cashew Cream.

Savory Cashew Cream

  1. In a small bowl combine cashews and enough boiling water to cover. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes; drain. Rinse and drain again.

  2. In a blender or food processor combine cashews, 1/2 cup water, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, ground chipotle, and salt. Cover and blend 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 21.2mg 106%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 1158mg 25%
Folate, total 112.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*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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