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July 18, 2011

Secret Recipe Club Reveal - Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Bacon Dressing

























This is my first time ever participating in Amanda's Secret Recipe Club. And I have to admit, I absolutely loved it. I will definitely be back month to month. I loved being assigned a specific blog from which to pull recipes. It's kind of like a Secret Santa, but the food edition. It's pretty genius.

I was assigned to Tami's blog, Tami's Kitchen Table Talk, and I'm so glad I did because I didn't know of her blog before. So now I have found many recipes of hers that I need to make! The one I chose for the swap this month was her delicious Low-Carb Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Bacon Dressing. Say what?! Yes, you read right. I couldn't pass up a chance to make a tortilla-less wrap with bacon AND avocado. I am not big on eating much bread or those kinds of things, so I like this low-carb version of a wrap.




















I made a few modifications to the original recipe to suit our likings and convenience. Instead of one grilled chicken breast, we used two small breasts since there are two of us, and diced them into small squares, seasoned with cajun seasoning, and then sauteed them in a skillet in butter. And we did use 3 large romaine leaves: I had one wrap and PJ had two. I also used a whole avocado because you can never have too much avocado, am I right or am I right? :) We also left out the celery because neither of us are too fond of it. I think I liked it more than PJ did just because of the bacon addition. He said he would have liked it more without bacon. How did I end up with someone who doesn't share my enthusiasm for bacon?! It just doesn't seem right. Smh. And he added his to bread because he is a bread kinda guy. Me, I like my lettuce wraps and don't need the bread. I would just end up picking off most of the crust anyways.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado Bacon Dressing
adapted from Tami's Kitchen Table Talk

* Yields 2 servings
  • 3 large romaine leaves, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 small chicken breasts, diced and seasoned with cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Avocado Bacon Dressing (recipe follows below)
Avocado Bacon Dressing: 
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Frank's hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Salt, to taste, if desired
In a large skillet, saute the diced seasoned chicken in 1 tbsp butter until cooked through. Mix the first 5 ingredients of the Avocado Bacon Dressing together well in a bowl. Stir in bacon. Lay romaine leaves open on a plate. Spoon in diced cooked chicken, evenly dividing amongst the three romaine leaves. Spoon Avocado Bacon Dressing evenly over wraps.





















I'm also linking this up to Everyday Sisters' Sharing Sundays... this week's theme is GREEN!

We will definitely make this again! Next time I may try these wraps with the avocado sauce minus the bacon (gotta please the man sometimes), but would add onions instead. The dressing can also be used as a veggie dip, or to top Mexican dishes, replacing guacamole. It's been fun, and I can't wait until next month's Secret Recipe Club :) Be sure to check out everyone elses' recipes from Secret Recipe Club below.

Peace, and bacon grease!












27 comments:

Faith said...

oh yum! that looks good!! i want to make it!!

laxsupermom said...

Yum! That looks so good! I've never even heard of a guy that doesn't love bacon. That includes my vegan yoga instructor who admits that he misses bacon. And I agree, more avocado is always better. ;) Thanks for sharing.

Heather Lynne said...

These look so good. I love lettuce wraps, but the avocado dressing sounds amazing and my husband is all about the bacon!

Cassie said...

You had me at "avocado bacon dressing." You know that my love of bacon is just about as great as yours :), so I will definitely be trying these!

Tami said...

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the wraps. I love the addition of bacon into almost anything but believe it or not, my husband doesn't really like bacon unless it's on a blt sandwich. He will eat turkey bacon, though.

Sinful Sundays said...

That avocado bacon dressing sounds awesome!. Yum!

Desi said...

I replied to most of you by email :)

@ Cassie - I know, anytime I read avocado or bacon I know I have to make it!

@ Sinful Sundays - It twas awesome!

Victoria said...

What a fun adaptation! Although I'm a carb lover, I do appreciate you replacing the wraps with lettuce to make it lighter and healthier :)

Danielle said...

LUCKY ME! I HAD YOURRRR BLOG!!!!!!!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

These are my kind of lettuce wraps! Avocado and bacon are my 2 favorite things ever. Can't wait to try it!

Desi said...

@ Victoria & Danielle - just emailed you guys!

@ Amanda - Oooh I can't wait to check out your blog!And they are two of my fave things too :) Thanks for stopping by.

Lizzy said...

Oh, these look fabulous!!! I found you via Danielle's blog...your banana bread looked great, too :)

Eliotseats said...

You and Tami proved that lo-carb can be DELICIOUS!!!!!

Desi said...

@ Eliotseats - That's all Tami right there, I just followed her great recipe :)

Shelby said...

This looks wonderful and I really love the avacado bacon dressing!

Julie said...

These look delicious. Love the flavors! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Desi said...

@ Julie - Aww I'm glad, stop by anytime!

Lisa~~ said...

I love chicken lettuce wraps but with the addition of avocado and bacon...well that's just over the top!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Gloria said...

I'm loving Secret Recipe Club! These wraps are right up my alley. You really can't go wrong with bacon and avocados! I also like that is in a lettuce wrapper. This sounds like a perfect summer dish!

Tessa said...

Avocado bacon dressing. I'm in! Lovin' all the SRC posts.

Desi said...

@ Gloria - I'm loving it too, definitely participating next month too :)

Kristy said...

These look seriously good! I've never done lettuce wraps, but I totally should! And you are definitely right about the avacado! Good call on using the whole thing :)

Fallon said...

That dressing sounds amazing. I love avocado and bacon!!

Thanks for following my blog!

Amy said...

You had me at "avocado"...

Glad to be part of SRC with you!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

These wraps look fabulous! So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you.

Desi said...

@ Marla - Thanks! And I can't wait for next month's SRC :)

Anne said...

Anything with bacon in it sounds good to me!