Easy Greek Chicken Lettuce Cups

By Rena |

Trying to eat a little healthier these days? These Easy Greek Chicken Lettuce Cups will get you excited about eating healthy. Gone are the days in which you have to eat boring foods to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals.

greek chicken lettuce cups on a blue counter top.

You don’t even need to be trying to lose weight to enjoy these delicious Easy Greek Chicken Lettuce Cups. There is just something about the taste of the Greek Chicken on lettuce wraps. The crunch from the lettuce leaves and the “just right” seasoning are a match made in heaven.

If you’re after more chicken recipes, why not also try my Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese and my Chicken Shawarma Bowls!

why you’ll love these greek chicken cups

  • Packed with Mediterranean flavors. Olives, feta, chicken and herbs are spritzed with fresh lemon juice, so good!
  • Easy lettuce cups. 5 mins to prep, 5 mins to cook, these little beauties go from pantry to table in just 10 mins!
  • If you love Greek salad, you’ll love these lettuce cups! Everyone loves Greek salads and these are just a fun way to have a greek salad.
  • A healthy appetizer. Loaded with protein-packed chicken and a host of veggies – delicious and nutritious!

ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Olive Oil
  • Seasoning – salt, pepper, oregano
  • Veggies – cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, red onions
  • Chickpeas
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Parsley

how to make these greek chicken lettuce cups

  • Cook the chicken breasts – In heated pan/grill pan with olive oil, cook and season the chicken breasts then cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Make your filling – In a large bowl, combine your filling ingredients then season and spritz with lemon juice.
  • Fill your cups – Divide your chicken mixture evenly among the lettuce leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!
chicken wraps with lemon wedges on a counter top.

recipe notes and tips

  • Make sure to use a preheated grill pan.
  • Drain your chickpeas well.
  • Be sure to cut all your ingredients into bite-sized pieces.
  • To check the doneness of your chicken you can use a meat thermometer. Stick it in the thickest part of the chicken, when it registers 165F your chicken is done.
  • Ideally use fresh lemon juice, a much better flavor than bottled.
  • You can swap the chicken for turkey or tofu – if you want a vegetarian option.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

faq’s

What’s the best lettuce for these Greek Chicken Lettuce Cups?

You can use any type of green leafy lettuce for lettuce wraps, but popular types of lettuce include butter lettuce and romaine hearts. The awesome thing about lettuce wraps is that they are easily modifiable when it comes to wrapping.  Cabbage leaves would also be a crunchy alternative!

can i make these lettuce cups ahead of time?

While you want to assemble your wraps just before serving, you can totally get your Greek chicken salad mix prepared beforehand.

Once combined, the cooked chicken mixture can be refrigerated up to 3 days, Then whenever you’re ready for them, all you need is the lettuce.

how to serve

These Lettuce cups make for a great appetizer, serve them up in crispy lettuce cups for a satisfying bite! However, this Greek chicken mix is also great with a side of rice or noodles. Perfect if you want to give this to the kiddos and have less mess.

close up of  Lettuce Cups on a blue surface

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greek chicken lettuce wraps

Easy Greek Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chopped chicken salad with Greek flavors, served inside crisp lettuce wraps.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup cucumber cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup tomatoes seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces
  • Combine the chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese and parsley in a large bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and olive oil to the chicken mixture; season with salt and pepper to taste and toss gently until just combined.
  • Divide the chicken mixture evenly between the lettuce leaves and serve.

Notes

  • Make sure to use a preheated grill pan.
  • Drain your chickpeas well.
  • Be sure to cut all your ingredients into bite-sized pieces.
  • To check the doneness of your chicken you can use a meat thermometer. Stick it in the thickest part of the chicken, when it registers 165F your chicken is done.
  • Ideally use fresh lemon juice, a much better flavor than bottled.
  • You can swap the chicken for turkey or tofu – if you want a vegetarian option.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1455IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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