Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Enjoy this Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe for any meal, including breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, make this Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe for snacks, too, and offer your family a delicious and well balanced dish. This Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe blends some really nutritious ingredients to make the wraps. In this chicken wraps recipe, ground chicken is also used instead of the more traditional and expected chopped whole chicken. Making the Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe using ground chicken is a great idea. In many ways, the smaller pieces of chicken will blend more readily with the other ingredients and so possibly create a better fusion of the flavors in the wraps recipe. Although, practically speaking, probably any way you make these wraps up will have everyone in the family lined up to get one (or two or three . . .).

Follow the blending approach of this Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe, which adds the garlic and lime juice right towards the end, after the chicken has been nearly completely cooked. That is to ensure that the garlic does not burn. Garlic can burn quite easily, and the two minutes that this Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe allots for the garlic is plenty of time to cook the garlic and to allow the flavor to infuse throughout the rest of the ingredients. So take care with the garlic. The lime can become bitter if it rests too long over heat, and that is also why you add this ingredient near the end of the browning of the chicken. You could squirt the lime on afterwards, but then the lime flavor might be very strong. Of course, if that is how you enjoy your wraps, go ahead and add the lime at the very end, on top of the lettuce.

This recipe includes fresh cilantro as part of the ingredients. Be sure to not leave this element out. Cilantro leaves add a wonderful tanginess combined with a fresh and peppery flavor that will help the greens in this wraps recipe really pop. Altogether this is a recipe that is really full of flavor. It is also very nutritious (and delicious).

This recipe has great fiber in the lettuce and cilantro, excellent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in the garlic, great protein from the chicken, and carbohydrates from the wrap itself. There is good fat from the meat, and so this will be a great and lean wrap to offer for any meal of the day. These are quick and easy to make Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps, so enjoy this recipe whenever you are in the mood. You could even make up the ground chicken ahead of time and freeze it.

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