Try this delicious healthy alternative. Salsa, chicken, and lettuce? Count me in! You can even mix up this clean eating lettuce wrap recipe to fit a vegan lifestyle by substituting the chicken with quinoa or black beans. Or if you are adventurous, add those ingredients too!
Recipe by: Dear Crissy
1 lb. Chicken breast tenderloins
1 large head butter, bibb or Boston lettuce, washed, dried and leaves separated
2 large avocados
1/2 cup natural salsa (no added sugar, I use Green Mountain Gringo.)
1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1. Wash, dry and separate the leaves of 1 large head of Boston, bibb or butter lettuce. I used Boston lettuce but any large leaf lettuce that you enjoy will work. Set aside.
2. Pat chicken tenders dry. Season chicken breast tenderloins with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add coconut oil to very hot skillet and then add chicken. Immediately reduce heat to medium and saute for 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the middle. Be sure to turn chicken and check often to prevent burning. When cooked, remove from skillet and chop chicken into 1″ pieces.
3. In a small bowl, mash the flesh of two avocados with a fork until just creamy. Spread avocado into each piece of lettuce. This will make about 8 wraps. Equally distribute chicken onto the lettuce wraps and top with natural salsa to taste