Easy Lettuce Wraps
Southwest Chicken Style

These easy lettuce wraps are a great way to save carb calories and use up left over chicken at the same time.


  • 2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup bottled salsa
  • 1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
  • One tomato, chopped
  • Four romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 avocado, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt


  1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, salsa, black beans and tomato. Mix well.
  2. Heat in microwave oven 1-2 minutes, if desired.
  3. To serve, spoon some of chicken mixture on a lettuce leaf, top with a little cheese and avocado and wrap up.
  4. Dip into plain nonfat Greek yogurt and additional salsa if desired.

Recipe makes 4 wraps. Per wrap:

250 calories, 26 grams protein, 11 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fat.

Sodium will vary depending on brand of salsa. Choose low sodium salsa (< 140 mg per serving).

Lettuce Wrapper Tips:

  • Pick large, pliable leaves.
  • Dry lettuce before serving.
  • Some grocery stores sell Romaine Lettuce "Wrappers." Look for these in the section that sells bagged lettuce.
  • Filling possibilities are endless! Think about ingredient combinations you favor and wrap them up in lettuce leaves to make your own signature lettuce wraps.

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Recipe was adapted from bellybytes.com