Ground Chicken Lettuce Tacos with Mango Salsa is the perfect low-carb, flavorful dinner recipe. Serve the flavorful chicken in romaine lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. This is an easy 30-minute meal.

ground chicken lettuce tacos on a plate with mango salsa.

Mango, chicken, and red bell pepper are a match made in heaven. The sweetness of the mango and the fresh crunch of the bell pepper make a delightful and healthy salsa to top your ground chicken tacos.

To make this recipe appropriate for low-carb diets, I’ve swapped out corn tortillas for lettuce wraps. It’s a lower-carb option without compromising on flavor.

These Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect when you’re watching your weight or you just want a lighter option.

Recipe Highlights

  • This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, and Whole30 friendly. It’s perfect for households with food allergies or for anyone who is cutting calories.
  • You can prep the meat and the salsa ahead of time. Then, when it’s time for dinner, all you have to do is assemble the Chicken Lettuce Tacos. If you do it this way, dinner can be on the table in less than 5 minutes.
  • If you don’t like to prep ahead of time, this recipe still only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish.

Key Ingredients

Let me show you how to make these low-calorie chicken tacos. They come together in a snap!

ingredients for chicken lettuce tacos with labels.

Ground chicken is easy to find in most grocery stores. It’s a nice alternative to using ground turkey or ground beef.

Lettuce leaves take the place of tortillas or hard taco shells for this recipe. You can use iceberg lettuce or butter lettuce. Romaine lettuce also works well.

The flavor comes from the seasonings including cumin, salt and pepper.

Extra texture comes from bell pepper, onion, and avocado.

Lastly, I like to serve this recipe with an easy mango salsa which adds freshness and even more flavor.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Cut up the mango into bite sized pieces.

In a bowl, combine the mango, red onion, bell pepper, and lime juice then stir.

how to make mango salsa

Step Two

Let the salsa sit for 30 minutes while you heat up a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Step Three

Cook the ground chicken in the skillet breaking it up with the spatula then add all the seasonings.

cooked ground chicken in a skillet

Step Four

Once the chicken is cooked though, remove it from the heat and cover it with a lid.

Step Five

Chop off the base of the romaine and carefully remove the outer leaves. Wash them and pat them dry.

Step Six

Fill the leaves with ground chicken, top with mango salsa, and then add sliced avocado.

Serve while hot!

I hope you agree that this cooked chicken taco recipe has so much flavor and beats even traditional tacos. The next time you want a low carb meal that the whole family will love, try this recipe as a great option.

Ground chicken lettuce tacos with mango salsa and avocado

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • This recipe can easily be doubled if you want to meal prep it or you have a large family. I recommend waiting to assemble the tacos until you are ready to eat, though, to ensure that the lettuce stays crisp.
  • This recipe is very versatile! Feel free to add ingredients such as green onions, green chiles, onion powder, sour cream, chili powder, or hot sauce. You can also give this recipe an Asian flair by using ingredients such as soy sauce (use coconut aminos for gluten-free diets), water chestnuts, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil.
  • If you don’t have a nonstick skillet, you may wish to use a bit of olive oil or avocado oil to help brown the chicken.

Recipe FAQs

Do I have to use romaine lettuce for lettuce wraps?

Romaine lettuce is a good choice because it has excellent crunch and it’s big enough to hold enough filling, but iceberg, butter, and bibb lettuce all work well too. There is not one best lettuce for making Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps.

Can I use ground chicken instead of ground chicken?

Yes, just follow the recipe as directed with 93% lean ground turkey in place of the chicken.

Can I use chicken breasts instead of ground chicken?

Yes, just cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces before cooking in a large skillet.

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Ground turkey lettuce wraps with mango salsa

Ground Chicken Lettuce Tacos with Mango Salsa

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Ground Turkey Lettuce Tacos with Mango Salsa is the perfect low-carb, flavorful dinner recipe. Add this 30-minute meal to your next meal prep. Gluten-free, grain-free, and super yummy!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium limes, juiced
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. First, make the salsa. Peel and cut the mango into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl with the red onion and red bell pepper. Pour in the lime juice and stir it all together.
  2. Let the salsa sit on the counter or in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the flavors can combine.
  3. Next, heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in the ground chicken and use a spatula to break it up so it cooks evenly. Add the cumin, dried oregano, salt, and pepper for seasoning.
  4. When the chicken is completely cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  5. At this point, you’ll want to get the lettuce ready for serving. Chop off the base of the romaine and carefully pull off 8-10 of the outer leaves, being careful not to tear them. Wash them gently and pat them dry.
  6. When you’re ready to assemble the tacos, use a big serving spoon to fill the leaves with the cooked chicken, topping off each lettuce cup with some salsa.
  7. Serve the tacos with the avocado on top.


  1. This recipe can easily be doubled if you want to meal prep it or you have a large family. I recommend waiting to assemble the tacos until you are ready to eat, though, to ensure that the lettuce stays crisp.
  2. You can use 93% lean ground turkey in place of the ground chicken, if you prefer.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 85 mg
  • Fat: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.8 g
  • Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 23.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 96.3 mg

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