Chicken Tacos in Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Tacos in Lettuce Wraps

  • Author: Cuts and Crumbles
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 22 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 10 tacos 1x
  • Category: Mexican


Healthy ground chicken cooked with fresh veggies, flavorful spices and filling refried beans then rolled into boston lettuce wraps and finished with all your favorite taco toppings! Only 127 calories per taco (1 SP)!



  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 C salsa of choice
  • 1 bunch of boston lettuce
  • 2 1/2 C refried beans
  • Favorite taco toppings such as cheese, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeños, etc.


  1. Heat a medium-sized pan over medium heat and add in olive oil. Add in the onion and jalapeño and cook for about 5 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add in minced garlic and continue to cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently. Transfer mixture into a bowl.
  2. In the same pan, add in the ground chicken and cook for 8-10 minutes while breaking into small pieces. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add in chili powder and cumin. Add the onion mixture back into the pan.
  3. Add in tomato paste and salsa. Mix together and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook for an additional 8 minutes until sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  4. Spoon 1/4 C warmed fat-free refried beans into a boston lettuce leaf, top with chicken mixture and your favorite taco toppings! I used cojita cheese, cilantro and lime juice. You could also use more salsa, jalapeños, tomatoes, or avocados.
  5. Enjoy!


1 SP per taco
To reheat, microwave refried beans and chicken mixture together for about 1 minute before assembling tacos.


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 127
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 410.4 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg