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Easy Grilling Ideas: Chipotle Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These slightly spicy / smoky Chipotle Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps are equal parts addictive and delicious!!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps, chicken lettuce wraps, chipotle chicken, grilled chicken lettuce wraps, easy chipotle chicken recipe
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby

Ingredients

For the Chicken + Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in half

For the Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 mangos, cut into thin strips
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • fresh mint
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the ingredients for the marinade in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Coat the chicken thighs in the marinade and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  • After marinating, Heat an indoor or outdoor grill to about 400 degrees F (medium high heat). Place the chicken onto the grill and grill 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile - clean the butter lettuce and separate it into cups.
  • Combine the mango, red onion, bell pepper, avocado, mint, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Assemble the lettuce cups with a piece of chicken, a few tablespoons of the topping and serve with extra limes if needed.