Southwest Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Yield: 4 to 8 servings


Citrus Avocado Relish:
1cup chopped avocado
1/4cup seeded and chopped grapefruit segments
1/4cup seeded and chopped orange segments
1teaspoon fresh lime juice
2tablespoons minced cilantro
1-- pressed garlic clove
1/4cup diced jicima
1/4teaspoon salt, or to taste
2teaspoons olive oil
1pound ground chicken
1medium Poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1-- Jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4cup chopped red onion
2teaspoons ground Ancho Chili pepper
1teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
1/4teaspoon kosher salt
3tablespoons grated Cotija cheese
8large lettuce leaves
-- cilantro and citrus slices, for garnish


To make the Citrus-Avocado Relish, in a medium bowl gently combine the
avocado, grapefruit, orange, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, jicima and
salt. Cover and refrigerate.

Heat olive oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add
chicken to the pan and cook for 4 minutes, breaking meat with a spoon
into crumbles. Add the Poblano, Jalapeno and onion and cook for 4
minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in the Ancho,
paprika, salt and Cotija cheese.

To serve, place lettuce leaves on a large platter. Spoon equal amounts
of the chicken mixture onto each leaf and top with equal amounts of the
relish. Garnish with cilantro and citrus slices.

Makes 4 to 8 servings