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It’s a New Year! Yay! And with the New Year and a cruise next month, you know what that means. Time to eat better and hit the gym regularly! The fun of all the Christmas treats and parties is over and now the work begins. The best part of this meal is that I feel like I was still having a delicious meal for dinner and it was healthy! You save on so many calories by wrapping in lettuce. And I loved being able to top with fresh ingredients. The flavor of this chicken was so good and had a little kick to it. My husband had four wraps. He loved them! We will probably be having these on a weekly basis until the cruise. This recipe was so easy and the chicken just shredded perfectly and was so tender. It was delish!

Tex Mex Lettuce wrap garnished with avocado, tomato, and cilantro with a blue and white bowl beside it with extra meat. An avocado, lime, and tomato are sitting beside the wrap.

Rating: 4 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 1 star
Review: I didn’t add the jalepeno for fear that it may be to spicy for the kiddos. It still had a kick to it because I used hot salsa. We will be making this again. My hubby couldn’t get enough!

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By: Alyssa Rivers
This recipe was so easy and the chicken just shredded perfectly and was so tender.  It was delish!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 jalepeno seeded and sliced
  • 1 16 oz jar salsa
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • salt as needed
  • iceberg lettuce leaves for wrapping


  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning on the chicken breasts.  Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and place chicken breasts along the bottom.
  • Put diced onion and jalepeno over the top of the chicken breasts.  Pour salsa on top.
  • Cook Chicken on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Take chicken out of slow cooker and shred.  Place back in slow cooker and stir to combine.  Salt to taste.
  • To serve place about 1/4 of the chicken mixture in the center of the lettuce wrap and roll up!  Enjoy!


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 40gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 954mgPotassium: 1020mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. I made these and the family loved them. I did put in a jalapeño and it wasn’t too spicy for the kids. I used Tyson frozen chicken tenderloins and it worked fine (put them in frozen!) Thanks for the “keeper.”

  2. Made these yesterday to bring to work for my lunches. They are super good! I wonder what the calorie count would be? Not to bad I bet 🙂

  3. This recipe looks fantastic, too. I think instead of the jalapeno I’ll add a can of green chilies.


  4. This looks delicious, Congratulations on getting featured At Six Sisters.
    Would love for you to come to my party on Tuesday Trivia @
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. This recipe sounds so good. I am going to get my daughter to go to the store and get all the things I need to make this dish. The only complaint is that you put the ingredients towards the end. I like them up front. So I can see what I would need to make this dish.

  5. I love the idea of eating the meat wrapped in lettuce instead of tortillas! I hear ya on the whole working out thing…I am hitting it hard come Monday!!!