Lemon-Chili Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado and Tzatziki

How many lettuce wraps can you fit into your mouth at once?

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps


They’re like a Seven Cheese Macaroni Chicken Pot Pie Pizza à la mode with a side of bacon. Minus all seven of the cheeses, the macaroni, the pot, the pie, the pizza, the à la mode, and the entire side of bacon. They’re more of a business-in-the front kind of food (whatever that means), but they’ll sure make you feel real good.

Like baby’s got her blue jeans on good.

Like Miss Bell’s sweet tea good.

Like cold beer on a Friday night good.

Like whiskey in your water good.

Like a dropped tailgate on a summer night good.

You may as well put a ring on it and tell the grave digger that he’d better dig two, because they’re hell on heels and baby they’re coming for you.


Someone’s been listening to all the country Pandora radio.

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps

Oh hey, these things are easy like Sunday morning. You just whip yerself up a batch of tzatziki sauce.

Then the chicken gets the cast iron treatment like whaaa.

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps

Red onion, avocado, the chicken, and tzatziki sauce go in the butter lettuce for the swaddling. Swaddled food is good food. The tzatziki sauce? Drink it.

These lettuce wraps come together quickly!  Like one episode of Jeopardy quickly. Which means they’re probably the best TV dinner food item ever, follow my logic? But heck, you can also make the wraps on the weekend, because let’s face it: weekends are for playing – ain’t nobody got time to put together a meal that takes longer than an episode of American Pickers.

Let’s win this game called life.

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps

Ready, set, swaddle.

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Tzatziki Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Julia


  • 1-1/2 tablespoons coconut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

For serving

  • Butter leaf lettuce
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • 1 to 2 avocados
  • Thinly sliced red onion


  1. Heat the oil to medium-high in a cast iron skillet.
  2. Add the chicken, and sauté, stirring frequently about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper, and stir well. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through but still tender, about another 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Wash and pat dry butter lettuce leaves.
  5. Add sliced red onion, avocado, chicken, and desired amount of Tzatziki sauce. Wrap em up and devour!


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  1. Kate @Almond Butter Binge

    Yay country radio! If these are as good as a little whiskey in my water, then I have to try them ASAP. Also, you’re inspiring me to use my cast iron skillet more for everyday sauteeing as well as just eggs and roasting stuff. Yum!

    1. Julia Post author

      I LOVE cooking meat in the cast iron. It’s especially fun to do so whilst listening to country music. Makes you feel like a straight up cowgirl on the range.

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    This post just gave me the giggles….also, whiskey in your water? I LOVE that song…but I don’t really understand it. Do people drink water and whiskey? Am I missing some very important life fact?
    Also, your shovel comment? I need two for these babies. Pinned!

    1. Julia Post author

      Dudette, water in your whiskey is totally a thing, which I don’t understand. Because when it comes to whiskey, I’m all, “give it to me straight up or put some ginger beer in that shhhhh.” Anyhoo, let’s shovel in these bad dogs and drink whiskey, because: why not?

  3. Joanne

    If swaddling is good enough for a baby, then it’s good enough for my lettuce wraps! Agreed, it makes all things better. But especially baby thighs and lettuce wraps./ALLTHINGSIEAT.


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