15 Minute BBQ Chicken & Avocado Lettuce Cups {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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So I have a little problem . . .

I’ve been standing here, staring at my laptop on and off for hours now . . .


I’ve attempted to write, write and re-write this post more times than I can count but I’m struggling to come up with anything fun, witty or remotely interesting to say.

Seriously, I got nothing.

What I really want to do is simply tell you to stop what you’re doing, and go make these 15 minute, BBQ chicken and avocado lettuce cups because they are insanely delicious and you need them in your life, asap!

I mean, if I could sum up my food philosophy in just one recipe, this right here,

these deliciously simple, pretty little,15 minute BBQ chicken and avocado lettuce cups just about nail it.

A delicious, nutritious, seriously flavorful, fuss free, family friendly meal that comes together 15 minutes.

Honestly, when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating I don’t know why we feel like we need to over complicate things.

Simple, seasonal , good quality ingredients is all you need my friend.

Real food. Real simple is what I’m all about and these BBQ chicken lettuce cups totally tick all the boxes.

They are super quick and easy to prepare coming together, from start to finish, in just 15 minutes.

They are made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already and they also happen to be naturally gluten free , paleo friendly and 100% Whole30 compliant.

But, most importantly, they are insanely delicious and something the whole family will absolutely love.

15 minutes, 10 ingredients and so much flavor flave your pretty little head may just explode!

The BBQ chicken filling is hearty yet light. The succulent tender chicken combined with meaty little mushrooms and that sweet drizzle of BBQ sauce is a swoon worthy combination all on it’s own.Especially when you add in that creamy, dreamy avocado.

But then, when we bundle it all up in a cool, crisp lettuce leaf and add those crisp and crunchy, pretty pink pickled radish and smother it all in that tangy cilantro lime dressing . . .

I mean really . . . I don’t know what more I can tell you . . .

And would you just look at how pretty they are?!

So many colors, so many flavors, so many textures, so much deliciousness I can hardly stand it!

These deliciously simple, 15 minute BBQ chicken and avocado lettuce cups make the perfect lighter style lunch or dinner.

For a heartier meal serve them with a side of crisp and crunchy, oven roasted baby taters (like these) or grab some larger, heartier lettuce leaves (think silverbeet, swisschard or collard greens) and throw in a serve of traditional, white, brown, cauli-rice or even quinoa if you prefer, then bundle them up and serve them burrito style.

Either way, just promise me you will make them asap!

All natural, light, fresh, crisp, crunchy, succulent, juicy, incredibly flavorful, seriously saucy, deliciously simple, 15 minute BBQ chicken and avocado lettuce wraps.

Fun to make, fun to eat, fun to share with the ones you love!

Enjoy xo

15 Minute BBQ Chicken & Avocado Lettuce Cups
{Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes approx 4-6 all natural, light, fresh, crisp, crunchy, succulent, juicy, incredibly flavorful, seriously saucy, deliciously simple, 15 minute BBQ chicken and avocado lettuce wraps.

Ingredients –

500g (1 lb) chicken breast mince

1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped

1 small Spanish onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic

1/4 cup of BBQ Sauce – I use my healthy, homemade Asian style BBQ sauce , which I highly recommend, but you could sub your favorite kind, any will work.

Salt and Pepper to taste

For the cilantro lime cream –

1/4 cup coconut cream (could sub coconut or Greek style yogurt)

2 Tablespoons of cilantro (coriander)

1 teaspoon of lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving –

1 head of Baby Cos Lettuce – washed and rinsed

1 Large Avocado

2-4 Tablespoons of Pickled radish or fresh radish, finely sliced

Method –

First let’s make the cilantro lime cream –

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until deliciously creamy and well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed then transfer into a small bowl, jug or mason jar and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Now let’s make our BBQ chicken filling;

1 – Place a large fry pan over medium-high heat and sauté onion, garlic and mushroom for 2 – 3 minutes until tender

2 – Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently until cooked through.

3 – Add your BBQ sauce and stir to combine  BBQ sauce and set aside.

4 – To serve, slice up your avocado and place a few slices into each lettuce leaf then add a heaping spoonful of your BBQ chicken mix, top with pickled radish, a drizzle of your cilantro lime cream and an extra drizzle of BBQ sauce if desired.

Enjoy 🙂


Question of the day –

What’s your favorite deliciously simple lunch or dinner?

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Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂


2 Comments on 15 Minute BBQ Chicken & Avocado Lettuce Cups {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Coley | Coley Cooks
    March 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm (12 months ago)

    These look absolutely lovely! So fresh and healthy and flavorful.

    • Emma
      March 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks Coley, I think you just summed them up perfectly. Fresh, healthy, flavorful and delicious!

      I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂


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