These Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps are easy, bright, fresh, delicious, and scream summer!
I know a lot of people are excited for the Fall season; thinking about soups and stews and casseroles, oh my. Not me. I am in complete denial.
It’s not that I don’t like Fall. Quite the contrary. It’s just that Fall turns into Winter. And I loathe the cold Winter. Colder than cold. Like, there-isn’t-enough-lotion-on-the-planet-to-keep-my-skin-moist cold. Like, it-takes-three-space-heaters-and-two-down-comforters-to-keep-me-warm cold. Like, my-eyeballs-hurt-when-I-step-outside it’s so cold.
In my utter defiance, I made these Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps. And they have all kinds of great things going for them.
Great things about these chicken lettuce wraps
- I didn’t need to use my stove or oven, which I am struggling to avoid, as we attempt to keep the house spotless for showings. (Oh, how I hoped it would sell before the first snowfall…)
- They’re simple and quick. Always love that.
- The lettuce is your utensil, so there’s no dirty silverware to clean up. Whew.
- My kids were immediately interested because they got to eat with their hands. Score.
- I was able to use my mango splitter. Ya, baby!
- I used my favorite Cilantro-Lime Dressing > SO GOOD.
They were tangy, had just the right amount of crunch from the lettuce and macadamia nuts, and fantastic color. Tasty, tasty.
And the name…what about the name? It screams summer. Bright, fresh, easy, delicious. And if you use rotisserie chicken, you don’t need to turn on the oven!
I will not go down without a fight.
other chicken salad recipes we love
Asian Chicken Salad (Applebee’s Copycat)
Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 3 cups chopped cold cooked chicken
- 1 cup diced mango
- 1/2 cup diced scallions
- 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup Cilantro-lime dressing
- 12 small butter lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts ,optional
- Place chicken, mango, scallions, and bell pepper in a medium bowl; season with a little salt and pepper. Drizzle with dressing and toss lightly to coat.
- Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves.
- Serve with a sprinkle of chopped macadamia nuts, if desired.