Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

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Jazz up your average lunchtime menu with these inspired Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps. Using rotisserie chicken, bell peppers, and homemade fajita seasoning, this low-carb meal can be on the table in 30 minutes! These scrumptious little wraps are finished off with a creamy cilantro-lime sauce. Try them today!

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Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Looking for a delicious low-carb alternative to traditional fajitas? Look no further than these chicken fajita lettuce wraps!

They’re easy to make using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, and packed with flavor. And the homemade fajita seasoning means you can flavor them to your personal taste.





The creamy cilantro-lime sauce that is drizzled on top really adds the finishing touch to this quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

So next time you’re in the mood for some Mexican food, give these a try!

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Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Chicken Fajita Lettuce Cups

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Recipe Tips

  • For best results, prepare the cilantro-lime sauce the night before so the flavors have a chance to thoroughly blend.
  • You can also prepare the fajita seasoning in larger batches and store in an airtight container for later use.
  • Planning ahead will save you even more time on those busy nights you want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible.

How Do I Make Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps?

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How To Make Chicken Fajita Lettuce Cups

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Here’s a creative way to use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

Ingredients

For the Homemade Fajita

  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1½ Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp sea salt

For the Cilantro-Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Fajitas

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 orange pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2-3 Tbsp homemade fajita seasoning
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 3 green onions, green parts only, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and separated into individual leaves

Instructions

  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use.
  2. Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the pan and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp-tender.
  4. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for 3-4 minutes until heated through and excess liquid is gone. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice.
  6. To serve, spoon mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!

    How To Make Chicken Fajita Lettuce Cups

Notes

  1. For best results, prepare the cilantro-lime sauce the night before so the flavors have a chance to thoroughly blend.
  2. You can also prepare the fajita seasoning in larger batches and store it in an airtight container for later use.
  3. Planning ahead will save you even more time on those busy nights you want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 599Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 3217mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 11gSugar: 12gProtein: 58g

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