What makes a recipe on social media a viral mega-trend? If I knew the answer, I’d be a very happy gal! But for now, just finding these treasures is enough for me. So it is with this pasta dish. It’s the most pinned recipe on Pinterest with 2.8 million pins and 50,000 shares on Facebook. Wow! This better be good! Well, I became one of the millions who put it to the test, and my How to Video takes you step by step through the process. It’s a penne pasta one skillet meal with chicken, bacon, tomatoes and spinach in a garlic cream sauce. (They had me at one-skillet!) Is it that good? I’m going to let you be the judge. All I can say is its absolutely delicious and worth the effort!
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!