Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wrap Recipe
We’re watching what we eat around here, so tonight we made chicken fajitas, but ditched the tortillas. We used two shells of iceberg lettuce, stacked inside of each other to serve as the “wrap” portion of the fajita. It was so good and both my husband and I were shocked at how well the lettuce held up to the juices and the weight of the stuffing – even better than some tortillas we’ve had in the past!
The star of the show were these Sweet Mini Peppers I found at WinCo Foods. A two pound bag was just $3.98 and they are delicious! They are practically seedless, so super easy to wash up, dice and stir fry.
1 small head of iceberg lettuce, fresh
Boneless, skinless Chicken breasts, about 2 pounds
1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
7-8 Mini Sweet Peppers (or two regular sized), rinsed, seeded and sliced
1.5 Tablespoon canola oil
Fajita seasoning mix – here is a basic homemade fajita seasoning recipe, I add more cumin and garlic powder in my version. WinCo Foods is also a great place to buy bulk seasonings! We usually pick up Taco seasoning and all our spices in bulk at our local WinCo.
Toppings, all optional and based on your likes: Sour cream, cheddar cheese, salsa, cilantro, black olives, tomatoes, whatever you like on tacos or fajitas. You could also make a batch of Spanish Rice in the Rice Cooker
1.) Add 1 Tablespoon canola oil to skillet on stove. Add chicken and saute on medium-high heat until fully cooked.
2.) Once chicken is fully cooked, set aside. Add 1/2 Tablespoon canola oil to the same skillet and toss in peppers and onions. Saute on medium until softened.
3.) Once peppers and onions are cooked, add chicken back into pan.
4.) Add fajita seasoning with 1/4 cup of water – or basically just add water until the seasoning finely coats everything.
5.) Saute over medium heat until chicken has reheated and flavors have blended together.
6.) To make your lettuce wraps, I recommend using two leaves of lettuce. It’s crunchier and sturdier. Fill with your favorite toppings and enjoy right away.
Have you ever made fajitas and wrapped them in lettuce? What are your favorite toppings for fajitas?