Healthy Recipe of the Week: Lettuce Wraps with Chicken Salad

As the weather gets warmer, I love recipes that are filling, cool and refreshing. I love this recipe for chicken salad lettuce wraps for a quick and easy lunch. It is super tasty, light, and lean. Ditch the break and make this recipe instead. The lightly dressed chicken salad is so delicious and satisfying. Although this recipe calls for pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, feel free to use your favorite grilled chicken recipe instead.

Chunky chicken salad lettuce wraps

Lettuce Wraps with Chicken Salad

TIP: Boston Bibb lettuce is another excellent lettuce variety for this recipe because it has attractive, naturally bowl-shaped leaves.

Yield: 4-6 servings
Total Prep Time: 20 minutes to prepare, plus time for flavors to combine

Ingredients:

Dressing:
1 T. real mayonnaise
2 T. Greek yogurt
2 t. Dijon mustard
1 T. red wine vinegar
1 t. garlic powder

2 t. dried oregano
salt and pepper, to taste

Chicken Salad:
12 oz. rotisserie chicken breast, chuck into equal size cubes
3 stalks celery, chopped
3/4 c. pecans, roughly chopped
15 red grapes, washed and cut in half
3 T. fresh parsley, washed, stems removed and finely chopped
2 green onions, finely sliced, green part only
4-6 large Romaine lettuce leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Garnish (optional):
chopped fresh parsley
Sliced green onions

Chunky chicken salad lettuce wraps
Directions:

In a small glass bowl, combine mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and oregano. Stir to combine thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

In a larger non-reactive bowl, combine chicken breast, celery, pecans, grapes, parsley, and green onion. Add dressing and gently stir to combine all ingredients thoroughly. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to overnight to allow the flavors to combine. To serve, divide the chicken salad between the Romaine lettuce leaves. Garnish with parsley and/or green onions, if desired, and serve immediately.

Weight Watchers Freestyle Options: Skip the nuts, use chicken breast, and use 0 point greek yogurt instead of the mayo – Then it’s 0 points. If you use the pecans, it’s 5 points per serving for 4 servings.

Do you make lettuce wrap recipes? What’s your favorite?

Chunky chicken salad lettuce wraps

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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