Chicken Lettuce Taco

It’s HOT! We’re in Northern California, rolling high temperatures, drought, fires, high temperatures.. I mentioned it’s hot right? Somedays it’s just way too hot to turn the oven on, or stand over the stove even. This recipe is one of my go to throw together dinners. It’s easy, it’s quick, you can use what ever is on hand, and the best thing? It’s healthy for you! 

I don’t really put sauce on this taco, you can, salsa, avocados, ranch even one of my daughters loves ranch. Lime, lemon juice is also a go too quick flavor add on. You can saute the vegetables that you add on, but sometimes I really like the almost raw properties of it. The best flavor and benefits come from fresh, ripe uncooked vegetables, so whenever you can eat those vegetables raw, go for it!  Chop toppings really small if you find yourself not into the bigger pieces, and use chicken, or turkey even thin slices of meat from the previous night if they are on hand. 

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I love the fresh raw veggies! Not into raw? Go ahead and quick saute them!

I love the fresh raw veggies! Not into raw? Go ahead and quick saute them!

Chicken Lettuce Taco
Serves 4
Using left over meat from the night before and on hand vegetables this is a super fast meal that take littler prep time and zero cooking time!
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup cooked meat, chicken, turkey, sliced thin steak strips shred the chicken/turkey or cut into pieces
  2. 1/3 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/3 cup green bell pepper
  4. 1/3 cup red bell pepper
  5. 1/3 thinly chopped carrots
  6. 1/3 cup cooked corn
  7. 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  8. romaine, or any other lettuce that looks like a good shell, I used baby butter lettuce
  1. Lay your lettuce down assemble using your choice toppings with the meat. Add salsa, avocado, your choice of cheese! Sky is the limit!
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21 thoughts on “Chicken Lettuce Taco

  1. Grace Hodgin

    I love the idea of not using a shell and use baby butter lettice. This recipe looks so refreshing and we have so many hot days here that this is a recipe we can really enjoy.

  2. Pam

    This is definitively healthy and low carb. I love that it is so easy to make and I love the idea of using chicken with this.

  3. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Awesome idea! We also use lettuce leaves to replace taco shells. My kids love using it as a wrap for the left over meatballs from the spaghetti the other night. Chili, chopped tomatoes and cilatro plus lots of cheese would also make a good lettuce wrap filling.

  4. Ann Bacciaglia

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try making this for lunch tomorrow. It will fit in perfectly with my new diet.

  5. Paula Schuck

    I made something similar on the weekend. I love using lettuce for the wrap. It is a healthy alternative to bread.

  6. Lesley

    These look like fabulous chicken lettuce tacos. I need to cut the carbs out and most corn and flour is not good for us anyway.

  7. Lisa Rios

    Fresh raw veggies is something we love so much too. The recipe looks absolutely delicious, tasty & very much healthy too. Would love to try this one over the weekend, my husband is going to love it.

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