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Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 (3 lettuce wraps per person) 1x


  • 18 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups cooked roasted chicken, chopped (about 2 chicken breasts)*
  • 2 fresh Hass avocados*, halved, pitted, peeled and cubed; divided
  • 3/4 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce, if desired


  1. Combine chicken, one chopped avocado, tomato, corn, black beans, scallions and jalapeno in medium bowl.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mash the remaining avocado and mix with Greek yogurt, lime juice, cumin, paprika and garlic powder. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Pour dressing into chicken salad and gently stir to combine.
  4. Spoon southwest avocado chicken salad into lettuce leaves. Gently fold lettuce as if eating a taco and devour.
  5. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired


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Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 230; Total Fat 12 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 7 g); Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 150 mg; Potassium 670 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g; Dietary Fiber 7 g; Sugars 2 g; Protein 19 g; Vitamin A 1890 IU; Vitamin C 17 mg; Calcium 55 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2 IU; Folate 102 mcg.

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 30%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*a store-bought rotisserie chicken is a great time-saving option for this!
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins