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Keto Guacatillo Chicken Salad Wrap Recipe

Keto Guacatillo Chicken Salad Wrap Recipe

These salad wraps are incredibly tasty and simple to make. Use this recipe as a base for a solid keto chicken salad, adding any extra toppings as desired!

What is Guacatillo?

Guacatillo is a Mexican based sauce prepared by blending avocado and tomatillos, yielding a highly delicious and full-bodied green sauce. This sauce coats sliced or pulled chicken incredibly well and adds tons of moisture and flavor. Nothing more to it.

Think of this as a healthy keto Mexican-ish salad wrap. Use your favorite crunchy salad leaves of choice for the wrap or shell. 

Ingredients:

Kitchen Needs:

  • Knife and Cutting board
  • 3 Medium bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 Baking sheet, 1 large & 1 small with foil
  • Oven

Step One: Dice and Cook the Chicken

Preheat  your oven to 425F (215C).

Dice the raw chicken and combine into a medium bowl with salt and pepper, mix to evenly season chicken. Spread chicken evenly on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with oil. 

To avoid cross-contamination and potential food-borne illness, wash your cutting board, knife, hands, and any other surface where the raw chicken breast was handled. 

Always clean and sanitize your working station after dealing with raw proteins to prevent food-borne illness. 

Bake for 14 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165F internal temp). Remove from the oven and cool at room temperature for 5 min. then transfer to a fridge to finish cooling down.

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Step Two: Make Guacatillo Sauce and Prep Ingredients

Prepare the Guacatillo sauce as directed on the recipe. Feel free to make this recipe ahead of time and have it available for your meal prep rotation. The sauce will naturally oxidize over time and begin turning brown (due to the avocado); so be sure to use the sauce within 5 days of making it.

To prevent avocado based sauces from oxidizing, turning brown, add ascorbic or citric acid in powder form to curve the oxidization process. 

 

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In the oven, lightly toast the pistachios and slivered almonds for 5 minutes then remove and let cool at room temp.

Prepare your lettuce wraps by cutting off the bottom core portion of the lettuce. Separate the largest nicest looking leaves, for a total of 8 whole lettuce leaves and prepare to shock them. 

Fill a large bowl with ice water (half ice + half water), and carefully 'shock' the lettuce leaves for ~5 minutes. Halve cherry tomatoes and keep aside in a small container until needed.

"Shocking" is a culinary term that means to plunge greens in ice water to keep the color bright and the texture crip (crissssspppp - that's right). 

Step Three: Put It all Together

Once all ingredients are cooled and ready, use a scale to measure 4 ounces of the diced chicken, 2 tablespoon of the Guacatillo sauce, 1 tablespoon of pistachios, 1 teaspoon of slivered almonds, a few halved cherry tomatoes, and a dash of Tabasco. Mix gently to fully incorporate the sauce into all ingredients.

Divide the chicken mix into two Romaine lettuce leaves. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika for color and garnish, plus 1 teaspoon of cotija cheese. Store in an airtight container.

The macros for this recipe are:
330 kcal; 21g Fat; 5g Net Carb (11g CHO - 6g DF); 28g Protein. A perfectly balanced meal.

Helpful Tips for Storing and Serving:

  • If you are preparing multiple of these for the week, store the chicken mixed with the rest of the ingredients in one container, and the rinsed Romaine lettuce leaves in a separate container. Plate the night prior. This will help retain the freshness of the lettuce as the week goes by. 
  • Also feel free to use the chicken mixture for any other kind of meal prep dishes. Have fun and get creative with this recipe!
  • If you want to save even more time, simply make the Guacatillo Sauce and combine it with our A La Carte Chicken Breast! The recipe prep time is reduced by half!

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Keto Guacatillo Chicken

COOK TIME:

20 min

PREP TIME:

20 min

YIELD:

8 wraps

DESCRIPTION

Think of the Guacatillo sauce as a replacement for any classic creamy chicken salad sauce, but higher in fat and filled with tons of flavor. This simple recipe can be cross utilized as you see fit for your meal prep needs!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Lb or 16 ounces chicken, cooked, diced
  • 8 tablespoons Guacatillo sauce
  • 4 tablespoons pistachio, lightly roasted
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds nuts, lightly roasted
  • 8 Romaine lettuce leaves, shocked and rinsed
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes, rinsed, halved
  • 1-2 dashes, Tabasco
  • 4 teaspoon Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Kosher salt & Black pepper, to taste
  • Spray oil
  • Garnish

  • Powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 415F (215C). Dice the raw chicken into a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix with hands to evenly season chicken. Bake for 10 minutes and cool down completely.

  2. Prepare the Guacatillo sauce as directed on the recipe.

  3. In the same preheated oven, lightly toast the pistachios and slivered almonds for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool at room temp. Prep the Romaine hearts. Cut core, shock, and rinse. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

  4. Divide the chicken in half and place it on top of two Romaine lettuce leaves. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika for color and garnish. Store in an airtight container.

  5. For exact macros: Weigh 4 ounces of the diced chicken in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of the Guacatillo sauce, 1 tablespoon of pistachios, 1 teaspoon of slivered almonds, and a few halved cherry tomatoes. Mix gently to fully incorporate the sauce into all ingredients. Top with 1 teaspoon of the crumbled cotija cheese. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika for color on top of each wrap.

NOTES

  • Before creating your wraps, lightly season your Romaine leaves with a sprinkle of Kosher Salt for optimal flavor.
  • If you are meal prepping, keep the chicken salad separated from the Romaine in the fridge. Plate a day prior to avoid the lettuce from wilting excessively.

NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 2-4 wraps each | Calories Per Serving: 330

  • Total Fat 21g
    27%
  • Cholesterol 65mg
    22%
  • Sodium 260mg
    11%
  • Total Carbohydrates 11g
    4%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 28g
  • Vitamin A 397.93mcg
  • Vitamin C 15.15mg