Finding simple healthy meals that the whole family can enjoy makes it so much easier for moms to get a nourishing meal on the table without a lot of time or stress. That’s why, I so appreciate Lisa Byrne’s fabulous “Happy Mom, Healthy Family Cookbook.” (aff.link)
I can see why she calls it the happy mom cookbook, as it contains 80+ easy nutritious recipes, plus a free online meal planning course. Wow! Thankfully, Lisa was more than gracious to allow me to share one of the delicious recipes from her wonderful eBook – these Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps (see recipe below).
These simple wraps are not only delicious, but they’re also a great way to repurpose leftover roasted chicken meat for a super quick and easy meal.
And for those macho-men in your home, you can easily substitute the lettuce wrap for a more filling (and manly, so I’m told) GF tortilla. Either way, this recipe’s a keeper!
Reprinted with permission from the “Happy Mom, Healthy Family Cookbook”
- 2 cups precooked, shredded roasted chicken
- 1 large ripe mango, cut into 1/2” chunks
- 1/3 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
- 1/3 cup red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice (1 large lime)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp honey (omit for Whole30)
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- Bibb or romaine lettuce leaves (or GF tortillas, if preferred)
- Optional: 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
- Clean and pat dry the lettuce leaves. (You'll need 2-3 large leaves per person.)
- Place the chicken, mangos, carrot sticks, red pepper and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Stir together to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, mustard and honey, if using.
- Add the olive oil mixture to the chicken mixture and stir until well combined. (Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.)
- To assemble the wraps, add a couple of heaping spoonfuls of the chicken mixture to each lettuce leaf, or to each tortilla. Top with a sprinkling of cashews, if desired. Serve with a side of herbed cauliflower rice. Enjoy!
I like to make double the vinaigrette, so I can serve some on the side for my family to drizzle on the top of the wraps/tortillas as well. Yum!