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?
Question about the star of the show, the Sweet Mini Peppers. I’ve seen them popping up quite a bit in stores and recipes and am curious to try them. My question is how hot are they? I don’t mind a bit of a kick, but another family member doesn’t like anything hot (bell peppers are the only kind she eats).
Good question Brenda. They are not hot at all. They are sweet peppers, so no kick at all. I felt confident feeding them to my 2 year old, who didn’t know they were peppers – thought they were tomatoes!
Awesome, thanks Heather!
I also do this with turkey burgers or jenne-o turkey slices!! very yummy!!! good luck on your wieght loss journey!! I lost 85 lbs 4 yrs ago by changing my eating habits similar to the way you have.(also didn’t eat anything white : bread , mayo, salt, sugar, flour, pasta,ect.. except plain greek yougurt and non fat cottage cheese) and lots of walking !! And thankfully have managed to keep it off !! Good Luck I’m rooting for you!!
Susan – that’s a great idea! Way to go on your weight loss – that’s amazing and I’m so happy for you! Leaving out the whites is a great way to cut back on extras.
Oh that looks so good! I’m drooling! Thank you for the link to the homemade fajita seasoning mix… I am definately going to try that. I have never had cumin before, and have no idea of what it tastes like, but if the recipe calls for it, I’ll have to pick some up. I live in Minnesota, but spent many years with my folks down in Texas, and I fell in love with fajita’s… and no one in my neck of the woods has a decent tasting one, but then again, I’m spoiled from eating so many delicious ones down in Texas, where they know how to make authentic fajita’s. Please keep us posted with the low cal recipes and dieting… I’m struggling with my weight problem still, so I do look forward to your posts! Happy Wednesday to ya! 😎
Cumin is a very popular spice in taco and fajita type seasonings. I bet once you taste it, you will recognize it. I will continue to post more healthy recipes. Good luck with your weight loss!