A rotisserie chicken, BBQ sauce, and a few vegetable staples make these Tex-Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps one simple and fast low-carb meal.
I shared this recipe for Tex-Mex chicken lettuce wraps on Instagram earlier this week and after taking one too many pictures with my iPhone camera that I decided it was a fitting recipe for the blog! Really though, my phone’s camera has been how I’ve been taking my pictures lately [smack my food-blogger hand] because a. I’m running with ZERO blogging schedule [smack the hand twice] and b. I’m winging it when it comes to dinner since school’s been out for summer.
I shouldn’t be complaining about my newfound dinnertime conundrum, as my grocery list stays standard most weeks, and my kids aren’t in any nighttime activities [how do you parents do it?!]. AND I always know I’ll have 5 mouths to feed when it comes to mealtime. But there’s something to be said about days with a packed schedule, days with no schedule, and days where I don’t even know what day of the week it is that has me a little frazzled with dinner. TELL ME I AM NOT ALONE! Ok, so that’s where these Tex-Mex chicken lettuce wraps made me feel a little sane on Monday night. I had the ingredients. I had a hungry crew to feed. And I felt like making dinner. Sounds like a recipe for success, am I right?!
As I stated in my Instagram post, I’m declaring this the summer of boxed macaroni and cheese, carry-out or delivery pizza, and whipping up recipes on a whim. And lucky for you, I not only remembered how I made this recipe to share, I also had extra pictures of the recipe on my iPhone.
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat pulled off the bone and shredded
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ red bell pepper, diced
- ½ large yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- Bibb lettuce leaves washed and dried
- Optional for serving: guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, salsa
- In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, BBQ sauce, and cumin. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Sauté until veggies are soft.
- Remove from heat and add to chicken mixture. Stir in corn.
- Scoop a few tablespoons of chicken mixture into each lettuce cup. Serve with favorite Tex-Mex toppings, like guacamole, cheese, or salsa.
Oh, can we also declare this the summer where we just have some fun and cut ourselves some slack?!
Who’s with me???!!!!!