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Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 
One serving costs about $1.55

$1.55 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free antipasti,lunch,main course,starter,snack,appetizer,main dish,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and dairy free recipes to your recipe box, Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wraps might be a recipe you should try. This hor d'oeuvre has 280 calories, 22g of protein, and 14g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.55 per serving. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. If you have tomato, onion, avocado, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. It is a rather inexpensive recipe for fans of Mexican food. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 59%, which is pretty good. Similar recipes include Chicken Lettuce wraps like P.F. Changs – lettuce wraps are delicious and an unique appetizer that many people enjoy, Mexican Lettuce Wraps, and Mexican Lettuce Wraps.

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Ingredients

Servings:
3 cups
3 cups chicken breast
chicken breast
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lime juice
lime juice
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chile powder
chile powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps seasoned salt
seasoned salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
15 oz
15 oz canned black beans
canned black beans
1 medium
1 medium tomato
tomato
0.25 cups
0.25 cups onion
onion
0.25 cups
0.25 cups sweet red bell pepper
sweet red bell pepper
1 medium
1 medium avocado
avocado
12
12  boston lettuce leaves
boston lettuce leaves
3 cups chicken breast
3 cups
chicken breast
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp
lime juice
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.5 tsps chile powder
0.5 tsps
chile powder
0.5 tsps seasoned salt
0.5 tsps
seasoned salt
0.25 tsps garlic powder
0.25 tsps
garlic powder
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
15 oz canned black beans
15 oz
canned black beans
1 medium tomato
1 medium
tomato
0.25 cups onion
0.25 cups
onion
0.25 cups sweet red bell pepper
0.25 cups
sweet red bell pepper
1 medium avocado
1 medium
avocado
12  boston lettuce leaves
12
boston lettuce leaves

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Marinate chicken with lime, cumin, chile powder, seasoned salt, garlic powder and olive oil for 30 minutes. Cook chicken in a skillet over medium heat. In a separate bowl add beans, red pepper, tomato, and onion. Add to chicken to the bowl and stir ingredients together. Adjust seasoning if needed. When ready to serve cut avocado into thin slices. Fill each lettuce cup with mixture and top with avocado slice.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.57
Ingredient
3 cups chicken breast
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoons chile powder
½ teaspoons seasoned salt
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons olive oil
15 ounces canned black beans
1 medium tomato
¼ cups onion
¼ cups sweet red bell pepper
1 medium avocado
12 boston lettuce leaves
Price
$3.99
$0.13
$0.07
$0.04
$0.03
$0.02
$0.50
$0.76
$0.46
$0.09
$0.19
$1.50
$1.65
$9.42

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
279 Calories
21g Protein
14g Total Fat
17g Carbs
21% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
279
14%

Fat
14g
22%

  Saturated Fat
2g
14%

Carbohydrates
17g
6%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
48mg
16%

Sodium
561mg
24%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
43%

Vitamin B3
9mg
46%

Vitamin K
44µg
42%

Vitamin B6
0.76mg
38%

Selenium
25µg
36%

Fiber
8g
32%

Vitamin A
1485IU
30%

Phosphorus
272mg
27%

Folate
102µg
26%

Vitamin C
19mg
23%

Potassium
811mg
23%

Vitamin B5
1mg
18%

Manganese
0.33mg
16%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin E
2mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
14%

Copper
0.25mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Calcium
49mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.15µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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