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Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps – fresh, flavorful and a healthier way to enjoy fajitas! Less than 30 minutes to make and perfect for lunch or a lightened up dinner for busy weeknights!

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps – fresh, flavorful and a healthier way to enjoy fajitas! Less than 30 minutes to make and perfect for lunch or a lightened up dinner for busy weeknights!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword keto dinner recipe, lettuce wraps for tacos, low carb dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 492 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

For the Fajita Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste

For the Fajitas:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped plus more for serving
  • juice from 2 limes divided
  • 2 medium chicken breasts cut into 1" chunks
  • 4 medium bell peppers thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves washed (green leaf or romaine works too)
  • sliced avocado and lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. In a resealable small jar, combine all the ingredients for the seasonings. Seal and shake well. Reserve 1 1/2 teaspoons for the vegetables.

  2. In a large resealable bag, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice and about 4 teaspoons of the fajita seasonings. Add the chicken to the bag and seal. Press the marinade into the chicken and allow to marinate while you prepare the vegetables (or chill in the refrigerator until ready to use).

  3. Slice the the onions and bell peppers.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and allow to cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until softened and fragrant. Add the bell peppers and sprinkle with the reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons of fajita seasonings. If you like the peppers with a nice crunch - cook for about 3-5 minutes. And if you like them softer, leave them on for about 3 minutes longer. Transfer and set aside on a plate.

  5. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon of oil on the same skillet and brown the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through. Add the vegetables back to the pan until heated through. Remove from heat.

  6. Assemble lettuce wraps by placing a spoonful of chicken/vegetable filling into the center of each leaf. Top with avocado or your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 688mg20%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 4470IU89%
Vitamin C 154.3mg187%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.