Thursday, August 22, 2019

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Looking for an easy, light lunch to make during the week! Look no further! These Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps are my favorite quick & healthy lunch! Made with canned chicken, olive oil mayo, grapes, cucumbers, carrots and romaine lettuce. These wraps are super low carb and totally delicious! Make it with me.

Growing up (and even still today) I lived on Chicken Salad! It was my very favorite flavor of sandwich! I always took them in my sack lunch to school. I was raised on canned chicken, so I've never looked at it as weird. I know some people are timid when it comes to canned chicken but you shouldn't be!  It's a great, easy source of protein!

I have to dedicate this recipe to my little cousin Oakley. She is 7 and she has so much personality. She catches on very quick and is very aware of the world around her. One day, I asked her what she wanted for lunch. She told me that she doesn't eat Carbs. I had to laugh because I'm sure she's heard other people say that they don't eat carbs, and her mom is probably doing a no carb diet right now, so she caught on. I asked her what carbs were and she told me she doesn't eat bread. I had to laugh because the day before she ate a hamburger for lunch and pasta for dinner. I didn't want to burst her bubble so I told her to tell me what she wanted for lunch.

Oakley stood in the fridge with me and looked at what there was to choose from. Once she saw the lettuce, she told me she loves lettuce wraps for lunch. Playing into this, I asked her what she meant. She told me that she likes to make her sandwiches in lettuce. She got out all the ingredients by herself and made a chicken salad lettuce wrap with extra mustard. She's so cute and so funny. So Oakley, thank you for inspiring this new recipe.

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps 
Yields 2 servings

4 romaine lettuce leaves
1 can shredded chicken
1/3 cup olive oil mayo
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup cucumbers, chopped
1/4 cup red grapes
Salt & Pepper

Prepare the chicken salad filling by mixing together chicken, mayo, carrots, cucumbers, and grapes. Season with salt & pepper to your liking.

Divide chicken mix by 4 and add it to each lettuce leaf. One serving is 2 lettuce wraps. Enjoy!

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