One of the best ways to infuse grilled or skillet chicken is by marinating it first. Often, recipes call for marinating the chicken for 6 hours or overnight. But with this savory Southwestern dish, one hour will do the trick! If you’re looking for a light, satisfying meal with tons of flavor but low on calories, this Southwest Chicken Salsa Lettuce Wrap recipe is for you! It starts with skinless, boneless chicken thighs. You could use chicken breasts if you prefer, but the thighs are super moist and flavorful. They get marinated in a simple combination of citrus, spices, garlic and a little olive oil. The result is a subtle south of the border flavor. More bright flavor is added when you combine the ingredients for a refreshing salsa with a delightful mixture of jalapeno, mango, tomato, cilantro, red onion and lime juice! We’re forgoing the tortillas for this dish (although this combination is fantastic filling for either corn or flour tortillas.) Instead, Bib lettuce, also known as Butter lettuce, makes for a healthful, lighter version of a Mexican favorite! Make sure the lettuce leaves are large enough to fill with this wonderful combination of marinated and grilled chicken and salsa! Light, healthful and delicious. That’s my kind of meal anytime!
Watch my How To Video For Chicken Salsa Lettuce Wraps Here!
We eat them rolled. We eat them stacked. They’re filled with stuff and that’s a fact.
No, that isn’t Dr. Seuss talking. That’s just me describing one of our very favorite Southwestern treasures, the enchilada. In 1949, a magazine called American Food and Drink described enchiladas as a Mexican dish prepared more for tourists than for locals. Sorry folks, that was then and this is now. Today, enchiladas are enjoyed both north and south of the border, and in many different ways. They’re often filled with pork, chicken, beef, cheese, shrimp, crab, or even vegetables. The traditional sauces are made with either a spicy red chile sauce, a tomatillo sauce, or the Tex-Mex brown gravy chili sauce combination. Then just garnish for greatness! If you want to take your enchilada casserole to the next yummy level, give these homemade corn tortillas a try!