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Italian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is a light meal that you can wrap up in your favorite type of lettuce. It's packed with lots of flavor. It would make a nice appetizer when served on smaller bite sized greens like endive.

  • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onions (white or red or a combination of both)
  • 1/4 cup each of red and green bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon minced, fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving

  1. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, celery, onions and peppers.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, chicken stock and Italian seasoning.
  3. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables, mixing until well-combined.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Refrigerate, allowing flavors to meld, for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and serve.
  7. Refrigerate any leftovers.
  8. Serves 6-8.

If you want a different flavor you could add Cajun seasoning instead of Italian and have a little kick or if your family likes heat add some diced jalapeno to the mix. You could use a rotisserie chicken as a shortcut, too.


  1. Ellen, that sounds wonderful! I'm a bread addict and sandwich lover, but I've been trying to limit my bread intake, so these lettuce wraps would be perfect.

  2. Ellen, what kind of lettuce are you using in the picture? It does look yummy and a great idea for those of us who are trying to limit carbs. Thanks for all you do. Alice

    1. Alice, the lettuce above is red leaf lettuce. I bought a head of it. A butter lettuce would work well, too.

  3. You are making me hungry. These look yummy! Thank you for stopping over at my blog.

  4. This look so delicious, these lettuce wraps would be perfect.


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