Chicken Pesto Lettuce Wraps – WLS Recipes

Steph Wagner

October 11, 2013

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Chicken Pesto Lettuce Wraps – WLS Recipes


Pesto Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps - great for bariatric living!

I’m a fan of lettuce wraps. I get strange looks when I recommend them to a client, but that’s pretty much par for the course anyway. I sometimes hear comments like “I’m not a rabbit” or “Seriously? What’s the point?”

When you think about it, the flavor of a sandwich or a wrap isĀ not in the bread or the tortilla. It’s in the meat, cheese, veggies, toppings, etc. When you eat a hamburger it’s more about the meat and the toppings. It’s just gettingĀ used to eating it with a fork instead of your hands. Same with lettuce wraps. It’s just getting used to working with lettuce (and having a bit more mess if you’re like me) than with a tortilla. You still get the best part of the wrap- the inside!

This is a Pesto Chicken that will not take long to put together and you can make a large batch of it for lunches. We ate ours for dinner and both have lunch today! Time and money saver. Done and done. A little something different than a deli meat rollup or a basic chicken salad (which I also love).

Pesto Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps - great for bariatric living!

Chicken Pesto Lettuce Wraps - WLS Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 wraps
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup jarred pesto
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups cooked & chopped/shredded chicken
  • 3 slices lowfat colby jack cheese, halved
  • 1 tomato, sliced


  • Combine pesto sauce and Greek yogurt. Stir in chicken.
  • Tear cheese slice in half and lay inside lettuce leaf. Scoop chicken mixture on top and tomato if desired.


Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2977IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pesto Lettuce Wraps - WLS Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 wrap)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2977IU60%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 148mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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