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Easy Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wraps (Using Rotisserie Chicken)

Make fajita night at your house just a bit healthier with these tasty Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wraps. Made with rotisserie chicken, homemade seasoning and a creamy cilantro lime sauce, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal! 

Looking for meals the whole family will love but will also help you with your weight loss goals can sometimes be a challenge. That is the best part about these Mexican chicken lettuce wraps; they are so versatile and can be prepared to suit everyone. You can serve the meat in a lettuce wrap or for those that prefer them the traditional way, you can easily serve them with flour tortillas.

If you love the flavors of these chicken wraps, you should also try these Sheet Pan Fajitas! These steak fajitas are fast, easy, and loaded with Tex-Mex flavor! Or for a vegetarian lettuce wrap, these Spicy Black Bean Taco Lettuce Wraps are absolutely amazing and healthy too.

Why We Love This Recipe

Best flavor: This fajita recipe comes with a homemade Mexican seasoning mix that is loaded with so much amazing flavor. It really adds the perfect amount of seasoning to the chicken without being overpowering.

Great recipe for meal prep: One of the best things about this recipe is it makes a good bit so you can make up a batch of the fajita chicken and the cream sauce and have it on hand for the week. You can serve it in a wrap one day, over a salad the next and maybe a low carb tortilla the next.

Healthy meal: Savory fajita chicken loaded into a lettuce wrap instead of traditional flour or corn tortillas, helps to keep this a low carb and Keto friendly meal. Instead of using prepackaged seasonings, with tons of preservatives and other unwanted ingredients, the homemade seasoning mix ensures you aren’t adding hidden sugars to your meal.

What’s Needed to Make Chicken Fajitas Wraps with Cilantro-lime Sauce

3 romaine lettuce leaves with chicken fajitas mixture inside

For the Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mixture:

  • chili powder
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • ground cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • dried oregano
  • sea salt

For the Cilantro-Lime Sauce:

  • plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
  • homemade fajita seasoning
  • clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

For the Fajitas:

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red bell pepper sliced, sliced thin
  • green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • orange pepper, sliced thin
  • small red onion, sliced thin
  • balsamic vinegar
  • rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • homemade fajita seasoning
  • chicken stock, preferably organic
  • fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • green onions, green parts only, sliced
  • fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Romaine lettuce, washed and separated into individual leaves (you can use butter lettuce or Boston lettuce as well)
3 bell peppers yellow pepper, red pepper and orange

How to Make the Best Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wraps

  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use. 
  2. Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp tender.
  4. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook on medium heat until heated through and excess liquid is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.
  5. Remove the chicken mixture skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice.
  6. To serve, spoon fajita mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!
head of boston lettuce

What are the Best Toppings for Fajitas?

You can use just about any of your favorite toppings. The next time you have Fajita Night at your house, you could even set up a Fajita bar.

Set up a station with the chicken mixture and lettuce for everyone to make their own lettuce cup.

Add bowls with lime wedges, tomatoes, sour cream, black olives, green onions, extra cilantro lime sauce, pico de gallo and various cheeses. Let everyone dress them up the way they prefer.

bowl of pico de gallo with a wooden spoon

What Can I Serve with Fajita Wraps?

Lettuce wraps are typically served as a entire meal. But if you’re looking to stretch the meal to feed a crowd, here are some great side dish options that will compliment the Mexican seasonings:

  • Cauliflower rice seasoned with some of the same homemade fajita seasoning mixture is a great low carb option. If you aren’t being carb conscience, you could also serve them with this Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice.
  • For a little less low carb option, this Mexican Street Corn is a wonderful side dish with any Mexican entree.
  • If you are looking for savory grilled veggies, these Grilled Vegetable Kabobs are delish!

Tips for the Best Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • The cilantro-lime sauce for this recipe is even better the next day. For best results, you can make it the night before and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the lettuce wraps.
  • You can also prepare the fajita seasoning in larger batches and store in an airtight container for later use.
  • This recipe uses rotisserie chicken, but you can use leftover chicken breasts or roasted chicken you may have on hand.
bell peppers and red onions sliced and in a row

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Easy Chicken Fajitas Lettuce Wraps

Published By Stephanie
Make fajita night at your house just a bit healthier with these tasty Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps. Made with rotisserie chicken, homemade seasoning and a creamy cilantro lime sauce, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

  • 3 T chili powder
  • T Smoked paprika
  • 2 t onion powder
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • ½ t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 2 t sea salt

Cilantro-Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 T homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 2 T fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Fajitas

  • 2 T Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 med red pepper sliced thin
  • 1 med green pepper sliced thin
  • 1 med yellow pepper sliced thin
  • 1 med orange pepper sliced thin
  • ½ sm red onion sliced thin
  • 1 T Balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cup rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 2-3 T Homemade Fajita Seasoning
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 3 green onions green parts only, sliced
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce washed and separated into individual leaves

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use. 
  • Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, onion, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp tender.
  • Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook on medium heat until heated through and excess liquid is gone, approximately 3-4 minutes. Season with additional salt or fajita seasoning, if desired.
  • Remove the chicken mixture skillet from heat and stir in the cilantro, green onions, and fresh lime juice.
  • To serve, spoon fajita mixture onto individual Romaine lettuce leaves and top with a drizzle of cilantro-lime sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 40gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 1294mgPotassium: 669mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 12694IUVitamin C: 112mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 3mg
Keyword easy, low carb
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