Recipe
Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps

  • Servings: 6
  • Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (each 8.5 oz) Royal Ready to Heat Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 18 large lettuce leaves
  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled cotija cheese

Instructions

  1. Stir together oil, lime zest, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, cumin, brown sugar, chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper; toss with chicken. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours in refrigerator.
  2. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, salt and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer liquid until sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour pickling liquid over red onion and let stand for 30 minutes to quick pickle.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill chicken for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until grill marked and cooked through. Let rest for 5 minutes and thinly slice.