Southwest-Style Chicken Caesar Lettuce Wraps
with crispy tortilla strips
Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Within: 4 days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Contains: Milk, Eggs
These lettuce cups are a true delight. Crisp, crunchy, fresh, and full of flavor. The tender chicken is seasoned with zesty taco seasoning and assembled with some Southwest-style classics such as black beans and corn. With each bite getting better than the last, you'll definitely want to order this again.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 1 Head of Butter Lettuce
- 10 oz. Diced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 4 oz. Black Beans
- 3 oz. Corn Kernels
- 1 White Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ oz. Tortilla Strips
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 tsp. Taco Seasoning
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You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
- 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using whole chicken breasts, pat dry, and on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. Follow same instructions as diced chicken.
If using shrimp, follow same instructions as diced chicken in Steps 1 and 3, stirring occasionally until pink and shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.
Cook the Chicken
Pat chicken dry.Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.Stir in taco seasoning. Chicken will finish cooking in a later step.While chicken cooks, continue recipe.
Prepare Ingredients and Make Dressing
Separate leaves of lettuce for cups. To re-crisp lettuce cups, soak in icy, cold water, 5 minutes. Thoroughly dry.You should have about 5-6 cups total. Layer two lettuce cups for extra crunch and structural support. Lettuce cups are a delicious but messy meal. For this recipe, they can easily be converted to a salad. Simply chop romaine and top with filling after completing steps.Mince garlic.Drain black beans in a wire-mesh strainer and rinse.Combine half the garlic (reserve remaining for chicken), half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish), mayonnaise, vinegar, 1 tsp. water, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Finish the Chicken
Add black beans, corn, and remaining garlic to hot pan with chicken. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-4 minutes.Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, filling lettuce cups with chicken mixture, dressing, remaining Parmesan, and tortilla strips. Bon appétit!
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