Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: June 22nd, 2022

In a serious mood for the flavors of Mexican food but looking to lighten things up? Try spooning some better-for-you fillings into a healthy lettuce wrap. Sauté ground chicken with nutrient-packed garlic, onion, mushrooms, carrot shreds and a generous shake of a great chili pepper-based seasoning blend. Heap the mixture into buttery lettuce leaves and serve with your favorite hot sauce and fresh cilantro for a lean and satisfying twist on tacos.

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Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 186 kcal
Author Kyra Williams



  1. In sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil; add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms and spice blend. Sauté until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Arrange individual lettuce leaves on plates or platter, spoon chicken and vegetables mixture onto each leaf.
  4. To serve, add hot sauce to taste and garnish with cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Get the spicy ingredients you’ll need.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 672mg19%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 4825IU97%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit kyrawilliamsfitness.com.