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Low-Carb Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups

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Chicken Caesar lettuce cups make the perfect appetizer or low-carb dinner. They are also great for meal planning a quick and easy lunch.

chicken caesar lettuce cups

These chicken Caesar lettuce cups make a great lunch or dinner, and they work as an appetizer to serve at parties. They’re light, low-carb and easy to eat as a finger food.

The best part is there are only a four ingredients involved and the chicken salad mixture can be made ahead of time. We really enjoy these in the summer when it’s warm because it makes a nice, light meal.

I often make these when meal planning, and store in the fridge for several days at a time. When ready to eat, I just scoop some out into a lettuce cup and it’s ready to go.

If serving these at a party or get together, drizzling with a little extra dressing and a pinch of Parmesan cheese on top will dress these up a bit more.  These also make a great family meal.

If you want to bulk up the meal a bit more, adding tomatoes or croutons or anything else can give it more substance. Kids can also assemble these at school for lunch. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Great for a light meal or party food
  • Only 4 ingredients needed
  • Light, especially for warmer days
chicken caesar lettuce cups

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Lite Caesar dressing
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Lettuce Cups

How to make this recipe

1-  Chop the cooked chicken breast into chunks. Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl.

2 – Add the dressing and cheese and mix together well.

3 – Once everything is mixed together well, scoop the chicken mixture onto washed and dried leaves of fresh romaine lettuce when ready to serve.

chicken caesar lettuce cups

What goes with Chicken Caesar salad?

If you are looking for alternative ways to serve the chicken Caesar salad, other than in a lettuce cup, it can be served on a bed of greens or homemade salad. Other alternatives are to top toasted baguette slices, or serve with soup or fresh fruit. 

How do I store Chicken Caesar salad?

When stored and refrigerated properly, the chicken Caesar salad will last for 3-5 days in an airtight container.

Calories per serving (1 lettuce cup): 115

Yield: 12 Servings

Low-Carb Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups

chicken caesar lettuce cups

Chicken Caesar lettuce cups make the perfect appetizer or low-carb dinner. They are also great for meal planning a quick and easy lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 cup lite Caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 12 lettuce cups

Instructions

  1. Place cooked and chopped chicken breast into medium sized bowl. Add the lite Caesar dressing and Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  2. Scoop evenly between 12 lettuce cups. If not serving immediately, store chicken mixture in an air tight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. Scoop into lettuce cups when ready to eat.

Notes

  • If chicken salad mixture is a little dry after being stored in fridge, drizzle with extra dressing. You can also top with a little extra cheese. 

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Jen

    Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

    This looks like an easy lunch option to make in a pinch. With all the overeating at holiday parties, this will help me with balance.

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

    Thanks, Jen. I'm glad you like. :)

    Alison

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    This is a simple and delicious salad packed with protein!

    simplylowcal

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    Thanks! :)

    Dannii

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    This is a great low carb lunch option.

    simplylowcal

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    Thanks!

    Tisha

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    This is such a great idea for a healthy lunch! I love chicken caesar salad so this is perfect!

    simplylowcal

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    Thank you! :)

    Erica Schwarz

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    Such a clever idea, perfect for lunches during the workweek to make ahead of time.

    simplylowcal

    Monday 2nd of December 2019

    Thanks! :)

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