Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe intrigued me for many reasons. One, I had some chipotle peppers to use up. Two, I have never had butter lettuce. Three, well, it just looked good.

This was a very tasty dish, although the next time I make it I will forgo using the butter lettuce. I had no issues with the butter lettuce, it tasted good and I enjoyed it. But it is more expensive than romaine lettuce which I typically use. So next time I make this dish I will turn it into Chipotle Chicken Salad using romaine lettuce.

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup frozen corn
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 pound boneless skinless
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
3 tablespoons adobo sauce (from the can the peppers came in)
2 tablespoons dried cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
3 green onions, diced
1 head butter lettuce, rinsed and leaves separated

Turn on broiler. Arrange corn on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Broil corn for 5 minutes or until the corn starts to turn crispy and slightly char. Toss them a few times during the broiling. Set aside when done.

In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and add to saute pan. Cook chicken for 6 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. Remove chicken and place on a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes, the dice the chicken up into bite sized pieces.

In a food processor or mini chopper, combine the cilantro, lime juice, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce. Process until smooth.

In the same saute pan as before add the chicken, chipotle sauce, red pepper, and roasted corn. Stir to combine.

Divide the chicken mixture between the lettuce cups (about 3 tablespoons per cup) and garnish with green onions.

Serves: 4
Calories: 275.2
Total Fat: 12.1g
   Saturated: 1.5g
   Polyunsaturated: 1.1g
   Monounsaturated: 7.5g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Sodium: 208.4mg
Potassium: 50.6mg
Total Carbs: 13.3g
   Dietary Fiber: 2.9g
   Sugars: 4.0g
Protein: 27.4g
Vitamin A: 38.5%
Vitamin C: 45.9%
Calcium: 2.7%
Iron: 9.9%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Bev Cooks.


Other recipes with chipotle peppers:
   Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder
   Chipotle Hummus
   Chipotle Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls
   Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tortellini

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