BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

04.25.2017

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a lettuce wrap recipe but every now and then I like to add them into our dinner rotation. One of my favorite lettuce wrap recipes are these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps I shared, and I also love these Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Since I’ve found lettuce wraps really are a good thing I decided to make another – these BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps and I’m so glad I did! I’ve long been a fan of the classic BLTA sandwich but it can be one of those things that you feel kind of weighed down after eating but that’s definitely not the case with these wraps!

BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

You can make this a little healthier than I did if you’d like by using light mayonnaise, I just wanted it to have more of that classic blt flavor that uses the real deal full fat stuff. And to cut more fat you can omit or only use half of the avocado and use 4 of 5 slices of bacon. But on the other hand, if you don’t care about the added carbs then this is also really delicious served in bread to make sandwiches (just add lettuce as well). These will be perfect for a summer lunch during the warm months ahead, or of course just for a delicious easy dinner! Use rotisserie chicken breasts (from a larger rotisserie chicken) for a nice shortcut.

BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

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BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Yield: About 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used full fat for richer flavor)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 Tbsp minced parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups diced cooked and chilled chicken breast
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 cup diced celery*
  • 1 medium avocado (fairly firm but ripe), diced
  • Romaine lettuce leaves , for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, parsley while seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add chicken, bacon, tomatoes and celery to a large mixing bowl (if you want some of the ingredients to show through set some aside to sprinkle over the top of the salad before serving). Add in the dressing mixture and toss to coat. Gently toss in avocado. Serve over lettuce leaves (or in bread slices).
  3. *I didn't add celery the first time I made it which is why it isn't pictured but the second time I decided to try it and I like it much better with the celery. I like the crunch it adds.
  4. Recipe source: adapted from allrecipes

11 comments

  • Edwina: This looks so delicious. I know there’s lots of full fat mayonnaise in there but I don’t want to change a thing! Yum. I wish I was having it for lunch today! April 25, 2017 at 9:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I agree! I want it for lunch today too! May 2, 2017 at 10:49am Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: These are beautiful!! Yum =) April 26, 2017 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Miranda: Do you know the nutritional value to these? April 27, 2017 at 6:08pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Sing me up! Lettuce wraps are always a huge hit with my family and these will be no different. Such a pretty dish too! April 28, 2017 at 4:24pm Reply

  • Jedonia: I can’t wait to make this. Yum! June 27, 2017 at 4:30pm Reply

  • Lisa: I just started doing the South Beach Diet – this looks perfect for Phase 1! July 20, 2017 at 10:13am Reply

  • sassy: if I make this tonight, for tomorrows lunch, will the avocados ruin? did you add them early or just before eating this salad? I may be unable to cut the avocado right before eating so I wanted to see how long I had from prep to eating July 31, 2017 at 9:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I would definitely wait until ready to serve to add the avocado. Hope you love them! July 31, 2017 at 9:01pm Reply

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