Appetizer

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Sauce

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Sauce

Chicken fajita lettuce wraps are a creative way to use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken for a quick, healthy, and flavorful weeknight meal. These chicken fajita lettuce wraps are loaded with colorful bell peppers, seasoned with fajita seasonings, and finally top with creamy cilantro-lime sauce.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients :
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp sea salt
Cilantro-Lime Sauce Ingredients :
  • 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
Fajitas Ingredients :
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin 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
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2-3 tbsp homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, preferably organic
  • 1/4 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

Note :

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 it 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 to Make Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps :

Step 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.

Step 2:

Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or another non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 3:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp-tender.

Step 4:

Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook, until heated through and excess liquid, is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.

Step 5:

Remove skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice. To serve, spoon mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy these chicken fajita lettuce wraps!

How to make Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

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Chicken Fajita Wraps with Creamy Sauce

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Appetizer American
Serves: 5
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious chicken fajita lettuce wraps recipe, made with pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, colorful bell peppers, and lettuce, seasoned with fajita seasonings, and top with creamy cilantro-lime sauce.

Ingredients

  • Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fajitas:
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin 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
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2-3 tbsp homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock, preferably organic
  • 1/4 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 glass or another non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

3

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet 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 skillet and stir to combine. Cook, until heated through and excess liquid, is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.

5

Remove skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice. To serve, spoon mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!

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