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Chipotle Taco Lettuce Wrap

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These Chipotle Taco Lettuce Wraps are loaded with protein and tons of flavor from a creamy homemade chipotle sauce. They are easy to prepare in just 15 minutes, making them a great weekday meal option! 

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Tantalize your taste buds with this flavor-packed recipe for shredded chicken lettuce wraps. Crispy lettuce boats are filled with tender chicken drizzled with a smokey and zesty chipotle sauce and topped with creamy avocado, fresh lime, and cilantro leaves. They are light, yet filling and are a great source of protein.

These romaine lettuce tacos are a delightful twist on traditional tacos and aren’t short on vibrant flavor! Enjoy them as a light lunch, a fun appetizer, or a quick weekday dinner with additional sides. For more healthy chicken recipes, try my chicken cobb salad, chicken and broccoli skillet, or baked chicken and mushroom pasta.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • Healthy. These low-carb lettuce wraps are a great high-protein meal. They are naturally gluten-free and are suitable for keto diets!
  • Easy Meal Prep. Make this recipe ahead of time for quick meals during busier weeks! Simply prep the chipotle sauce and chicken and assemble the lettuce taco boats when you’re ready to eat.
  • Bold Flavor. The chipotle sauce elevates these seemingly simple keto chicken wraps with a smoky, slightly spicy kick and cool and creamy finish. 
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Recipe Ingredients

Below are the ingredients you will need to make this low-carb chicken wrap recipe. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

  • Cooked Chicken: You will need cooked, cubed chicken. This can be any type you prefer, such as rotisserie chicken, leftover grilled chicken, or this honey chipotle chicken. Shred the cooked chicken or chop it into smaller bite-sized pieces before assembling. 
  • Lettuce: I like to use romaine lettuce, but you can also use butter lettuce, green leaf lettuce, or your favorite kind with long, broad, strong leaves for a sturdy base. 
  • Sour Cream: For the creamiest, full-bodied flavor use full-fat sour cream. Alternatively, you can use reduced fat if you prefer. 
  • Greek Yogurt: Use plain whole milk Greek yogurt for the richest flavor and texture. 
  • Chipotle Peppers: Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give the filling of the lettuce tacos a delicious smoky, slightly sweet flavor. 
  • Lime: Use fresh limes, as you will need both lime juice and lime zest for the Mexican lettuce wraps. 
  • Seasonings: A savory blend of garlic powder, cumin, and salt. 
  • Garnishes: Avocado, fresh lime wedges, and cilantro add a tasty aromatic topping to the chicken taco lettuce wraps. 

How to Make Chipotle Taco Lettuce Wraps 

Below are photos and recipe steps to easily make this keto chicken lettuce wraps recipe at home. You will also need a sharp knife, a cutting board, and a food processor.  

  • Prepare the Sauce: In a food processor, blend the sour cream, Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, and lime zest. Set it aside. Then shred or chop the prepared chicken and set it aside in a large bowl. 
  • Fill the Lettuce Wraps: Spoon the chicken onto the lettuce leaves. Top with avocado and chipotle sauce and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro. Serve! 


Lettuce wraps are a great, light meal piled with toppings or paired with sides for a heartier spread. This wrap is also delicious with this Jalapeno Ranch Sauce if you want to mix things up! Below are some of our favorite recipes to serve with this dish. 

  • Sweet Corn Salad: fresh corn is paired with tomatoes, peppers, and fresh lime juice for a refreshing side!
  • Tomatillo Salsa: also known as salsa verde, this salsa features roasted tomatillos and jalapenos.
  • Lima Bean Salsa: an unexpectant yet delicious salsa!
  • Mexican Street Corn: you know, the one, addictive, delicious, and made in the air fryer!

Storage and Reheating Instructions

I recommend storing the chicken and chipotle sauce for the taco lettuce wraps separately from the lettuce so it doesn’t wilt. Ensure you store in airtight containers after allowing to cool completely. Assemble the wraps when you’re ready to serve! Leftovers will keep stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can easily reheat the chicken in a microwave, skillet, or on the grill!

Tips and Tricks 

  • Choose sturdy lettuce leaves that will hold the filling without breaking or tearing for the best eating experience. Romaine, butter, and green leaf lettuce are my top picks! 
  • Use leftover chicken from a previous meal for easier prep. Or tear off pieces of a store-bought rotisserie chicken if you’re in a rush! 
  • Add your favorite toppings for more flavor and texture like salsa, shredded cheese, or jalapeños for an extra kick.   
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Recipe FAQ

Can I use a different protein?

Yes, you can use any protein you desire! You can swap the chicken for ground beef, steak, turkey, or shrimp for a variation of these lettuce wrap tacos. To make vegetarian wraps, just substitute the meat for chickpeas, roasted potatoes, or veggies. 

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten free when prepared as described.

How spicy is the chipotle sauce?

The chipotle sauce in this dish is about a mild spice level from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you want the recipe spicier, you can add more chipotle peppers, hot sauce, chili powder, or jalapeños to the sauce. 

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Chipotle Taco Lettuce Wraps

These easy Chipotle Taco Lettuce Wraps are full of flavor and protein and super easy to make! Try this simple 15-minute recipe for an anytime meal, appetizer, or side dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 293 kcal



  • 4 cups cooked chicken shredded or chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lime juiced and zested

For serving:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 avocados diced or sliced
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro leaves


  • In a food processor, blend together the sour cream, Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, and lime juice and zest. Set aside.
  • Spoon the cooked chicken into the lettuce leaves, then top with avocado and chipotle sauce, and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro. Serve!


  1. The sauce keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s best to assemble with the lettuce only when you’re ready to serve so the lettuce doesn’t wilt. 
  2. Use whatever lettuce you want to as long as it has nice broad, strong leaves. Butter lettuce, green leaf, and romaine work the best.
This recipe makes 4 servings, 4 lettuce wraps per serving, and has 5.1 net carbs. 


Serving: 4 lettuce wrapsCalories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 9.8gProtein: 31gFat: 13gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 380mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 2.3g
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