Lettuce Fajita Cups

My husband and I have adapted to a low(ish) carb diet life style (the “ish” is because we do still eat all veggies, fruits and have carbs occasionally) and its been working very well for us. My hubby has lost 35lbs (and counting!) since we started this in December and I’ve lost about 12lbs (though I definitely cheat more than he does).

Anyway, one struggle is coming up with fun things to eat for dinner and we miss certain high carb things that we used to make all the time, like fajitas. But I was feeling creative today and came up with this recipe and am thrilled with the result. And as always, this yummy dish is super cheap to make AND healthy to boot.

Lettuce Fajita Wraps


2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips

1 medium Spanish or yellow onion, sliced into thin strips

1 large avocado, medium diced

1 lb chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips

¼ C water

½ C shredded cheese (I like aged cheddar)

1 head of Boston lettuce, separated into individual leaves

3-4 Tbsp Taco/Fajita seasoning (I use this recipe but you can easily use a prepared fajita or taco mix packet)

Hot sauce (optional)

Salt & pepper


  1. Heat oil on medium-high in a large pan.
  2. Add sliced chicken breast and season with salt and pepper, then sauté for 5-7 minutes or until chicken starts browning.
  3. Add sliced pepper, onion, taco/fajita seasoning, water and mix. Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  4. Arrange lettuce leaves on a plate and sprinkle each with cheese. Spoon on the chicken/pepper/onion mixture and top with a few pieces of avocado. Season with hot sauce & enjoy!

Makes about a dozen (depending on size of lettuce leave). Good main for 2-3 people.

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