Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

No, I’m not on a low-carb diet, but I couldn’t resist wrapping my chicken fajita in a large lettuce leaf. The recipe idea just made my mouth water so I quickly washed my leaf lettuce and grabbed my leftovers. The result, was simply satisfying and hit the spot. It’s like a salad, but much more fun eating it in a lettuce wrap. Here’s my line up of flavors wrapped inside: leftover chicken fajita tenders sauteed with peppers and onions leftover from a chicken fajitas dinner, Sargento shredded pepper jack cheese (this is the ultimate kicker) and homemade pico de gallo (also leftovers).

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps


  • Cooked Chicken Fajita meat
  • Cooked peppers and onions, optional
  • Shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • Pico De Gallo or salsa
  • Sour Cream or Avocado, optional
  • Large Lettuce Leaf (washed and patted dry)


  1. Wrap all the ingredients in a lettuce leaf. Roll up or use a toothpick to secure for presentation, if necessary. Enjoy immediately.
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The spicy cheese made the wrap perfect, as well as the fresh pico de gallo. Avocado and/or sour cream would be great, too. Now, you know my secret to eating leftovers everyday. I often change it up and give it a new twist by turning it into a salad or wrap or grilled sandwich. I just re-make the leftover meat into something new and exciting and it tastes completely different.

So let’s be honest, do you love leftovers?


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