BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a fun and delicious healthy meal option. Picture this: tender butter lettuce cups filled with succulent bbq chicken and topped with a vibrant, fresh corn salsa. Each bite is an explosion of flavor! Perfect for a weeknight meal, lunch option or a quick meal to get on the table in under 30 minutes.
What Type of Lettuce to Use
First off, let’s talk lettuce! Since it is a vitally important part of these lettuce wraps haha. The best kind of lettuce to use is butter lettuce! It is tender as butter (hence the name), has a slightly sweet, neutral flavor and is perfect for wrapping!
Each butter lettuce cup is the perfect size for a hand-held wrap!
I was able to find a 3 pack of butter lettuce (for only like $6!) at my local Costco, but have also seen it available at Target and my local grocery store.
How to Make BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps
When it comes to making these chicken lettuce wraps, it couldn’t get easier! That’s what this recipe is all about: ease, flavor and fun.
First, sauté the chicken with a little olive oil and seasoned salt. Add in your favorite bbq sauce and let it caramelize.
Then, make the fresh corn salsa! All you need is a couple ears of corn, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and salt and pepper. It comes together in a flash!
Finally, assemble! Make it fun and a “serve yourself” option so that everyone can build their own lettuce wraps. Spoon in a little bbq chicken to each lettuce cup and top with a little bit of fresh corn salsa.
The vibrant flavor of the fresh corn salsa is the perfect companion to the rich, bbq chicken. It’s a burst of flavor in every bite! If you’ve never tried fresh corn before in a salsa, it’s so good! The sweet, crunchy corn really sets it apart.
I love how perfect these bbq chicken lettuce wraps are for a quick dinner option after a long, hot summer day. Plus, it really accents the fresh flavors of summer!
Want the ultimate summer meal experience? Serve these lettuce wraps with these Strawberry Lemonade Smashers.
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