Tex-Mex Lettuce Wraps | Anchors Aweigh


Tex-Mex Lettuce Wraps

We are big fans of Mexican food in my house. We could eat tacos with chips and guac weekly and probably never get tired of it. Mexican food isn't always the healthiest for you, so I was so excited when I stumbled upon this recipe. It uses the crockpot, which of course makes this an instant winner in my eyes. It's also healthy and extremely flavorful. I have always associated lettuce wraps with Asian cuisine, but boy was I living in the dark! Tex-Mex and lettuce wraps were made for each other. I will be making this again!

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3 large chicken breasts in my case)
1 pkg taco seasoning
16 oz jar of salsa
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced (optional)
iceberg lettuce leaves for wrapping
sour cream, tomato, avocado, cilantro, etc. to garnish 

1. Line crockpot with crockpot liner for easy clean-up or spray with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the crockpot and sprinkle with taco seasoning.
2. Place diced onion and jalapeno slices over seasoned chicken and top with salsa.
3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours
4. Remove chicken breasts from crockpot and shred. Return to crockpot and stir to combine.
5. When you are ready to serve, place a couple of spoonfuls of chicken mixture in the center of the lettuce wrap. Roll up and enjoy!


Melissa said...

I swear you post the most delicious looking recipes, Chelsea! Thank you! :)

Karla said...

I agree with the commenter above ^^

I seriously have a WHOLE bunch of recipes bookmarked from you!! =D

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Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

We LOVE Mexican food too. Can't WAIT to try these!!!

Michelle @ Life on the Horizon said...

Yum! I always forget that I can use lettuce to make some of my favorite meals!

Ashley said...

I'm so glad you posted this today! I was just talking to my best friend who said she loved using the crock pot for dinners but everything she cooked in it was so unhealthy! Plus she is a HUGE Mexican food fan. I'm going to have to tell her about this!

Tammy Jo said...

I'm coming to live with you!! You always post the most yummy looking food :)

CocoCors said...

Oooh these look to yummy! I have some lettuce I need to use up so can't wait to try these out :)

Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

OMG that looks so amazing!!


Susannah said...

I love lettace wraps and Mexican food. This sounds like a great combo!

Jamie Hart said...

YUMMY!!! I may have told you this but you need to link up some of these recipes with Stephanie at Never the Same Spice Twice (if you already do, sorry.. I just love to share my friends with my friends!!). On Mondays she does Kitchensiration.. you can even link up old posts :)

Aileen said...

I love lettuce wraps and these looks delicious! Visiting from the kitchen link-up :)

Jen said...

Oh I will be making these! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

tam said...

I am always looking for a healthier option for dinner. This looks great thanks!
found you on the bloody mary hop.
tam@ spinstersnacks.com

Danita@ O Taste And See said...

Stopping by from Pincintive Blog Hop. LOVE this idea! We eat a lot of Tex Mex here too and love lettuce wraps. What a great way to combine the two and make the Tex Mex a little more "calorie" friendly. Thanks for posting

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

This sounds amazing! I am totally pinning it!

Areeba said...

I just LOVE Mexican food and Jalapeno is the best part!

Jennie said...

This looks so good! I'm going to have to try! Thanks for linking up :)


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