Go Back
Print
chicken lettuce wraps thumbnail

Chicken lettuce wraps (Mediterranean style)

This chicken lettuce wraps recipe is a healthy (and keto-friendly) way to enjoy your meal. It comes with a homemade everything bagel seasoning and a delicious Greek yogurt sauce.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine gluten-free, Healthy, Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, Greek yogurt, lettuce, wraps
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 445 kcal
Author Makos

Ingredients

For the chicken lettuce wraps:

  • 8 butter lettuce leaves from the middle of the lettuce
  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast thinly sliced or ground
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and freshly grated pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons thick tomato paste
  • 1 heaped cup (160 grams) cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup green onions or chives, chopped

For the Greek yogurt sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek strained yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill (or basil or cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove minced, for stronger taste)

For the everything bagel seasoning:

  • 5 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Nigella seeds
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds (or black sesame seeds)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the lettuce: Pick the leaves that are about the same size, rinse them and let them drain very well.

  2. Make the everything bagel seasoning: Transfer all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.

  3. Make the filling: Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Add the olive oil and the chicken and let it brown well without stirring (about 5 minutes). Then stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until all the juices are evaporated.

  4. Reduce heat to medium/high and add the salt, the pepper, the oregano, the everything bagel seasoning and the bell pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes more or until the chicken is cooked through.

    Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Add the tomatoes and the green onions and cook for 1 more minute until warmed through (you want the tomatoes fresh and not cooked). Remove from the heat and set aside .

  5. Prepare the Greek yogurt sauce: Transfer all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the salt , the garlic and the lemon juice to your liking.

  6. Make the chicken lettuce wraps: Spread some yogurt sauce on each wrap and top with a couple tablespoons of the chicken filling. Finish with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning and some chopped green onions or chives. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Serve immediately because the tomatoes will water out after a while.
  • Lightly toasted whole sesame seeds work best because they have more flavor. You can toast them briefly in a saucepan or in the oven.
  • You can add a splash (or two) of water to the yogurt sauce if you want it thinner.
  • It's easier to spread some yogurt sauce on each lettuce and then top with the chicken mixture. For prettier presentation I used the yogurt sauce on top.
  • Buy more lettuce than you think you'll need (you want to pick the best leaves and the ones with the same size). With the rest of the lettuce you can make a Nicoise salad or this lettuce, orange and mango salad. Dry the leaves very well before using them as wraps.
  • Use double lettuce leaves for sturdier wraps.
  • You can make more everything bagel seasoning (use tablespoons instead of teaspoons) and store it in an airtight jar for future use.

.

Similar recipes you will love: