Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Low Carb Chicken Lettuce Cups w/ Avocado Bacon Dressing

Spring is in the air! It's the perfect time to start using one of my favorite low carb food cups - Romaine hearts. This is a perfect "cup" to hold all sorts of salad mixtures. Today I'm using grilled chicken with an avocado bacon dressing.

Chicken Lettuce Cups w/ Avocado Bacon Dressing

3 lg. Romaine hearts, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel
1 grilled chicken breast (leftovers are perfect!)
Avocado Bacon Dressing* - recipe below

To assemble: 

Lay Romaine hearts open on a plate. Slice the chicken breast into 9 thin strips. Lay 3 chicken strips on each lettuce "cup". Top with 1-2 tablespoons of avocado bacon dressing.

Avocado Bacon Dressing 

1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped into medium pieces   
1/4 tsp no salt cajun seasoning
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Frank's hot sauce
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 C. celery, chopped into very small pieces3 pieces of bacon, fried crisp and broken into crumbles
**note** Do not add any salt until you do a taste test first. I found that there was plenty of salt in it from the bacon that I used. 

Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl with an electric mixer. Stir in celery & bacon.Spoon immediately on top of the chicken lettuce wraps.

This dressing can also be used as a dip for vegetables. If a thicker dip is desired, mix in more avocado to the recipe above. Adjust seasonings, if needed.



Fay said...

The dressing looks amazing!!!!!!!

Tami said...

Thank you, Fay!

KKSC2NC said...

Ohhhh so trying this. Thanks!

Jillian said...

That looks really good and the dressing looks awesome!

MaierHousehold said...

This sounds yummy! The only bad thing...I am the only one in my family that likes avacados!

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