Light and Lovely Lunch: Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps


This morning, I finished up with one of my patients early, giving me time to whip something up for lunch. I was wanting something light, since I had pasta the night before, so I decided whatever I was eating, I’d wrap it in lettuce… That’s healthy, right? I feel like I could wrap chocolate in lettuce and justify its healthy properties.
Anyways, I decided to go with a chicken salad recipe that one of my aunts makes. The mix took me about 15 minutes to put together, and you can use it as a sandwich spread, a side item, or a dip! I’ve been know to dip a tostito or two in this deliciousness.

2 cans chicken (like canned tuna. I was hesitant on this ingredient at first but it shreds really well! Has my stamp of approval)
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/3 cup softened cream cheese
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup (or more… You can never have too much) crumbled bacon

Drain and shred the chicken (shreds easily with a fork). Add the remaining ingredients and mix well until combined. That’s it! So easy right??
I scooped it into a few iceberg lettuce leaves and called it a day, but when making this a dip, I typically add about a 1/4 cup more softened cream cheese and heat it up a bit to make it easier to scoop.


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