Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I was in Atlanta not long ago with a good friend. We went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner one evening and I ordered their lettuce wraps. So yummy! I figured since summer is on the horizon, these would be easy and light to serve on a warm evening. Now of course, IT Guy isn't one for "girly food" but he actually really liked this. It's going in the rotation for summer foods!!

Southwest Lettuce Wraps

3 cups chicken chunks - seasoned and grilled
1 15-ounce can corn or black beans
1 tomato - diced
1 small red onion - diced
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup salsa
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 avocado - diced
Bibb lettuce
Sour cream

Grill the chicken. Dice into chunks.

Combine the chicken, corn (or beans), tomato, onion, lime juice, and salsa in a large bowl. Stir well.

In a small bowl stir together the seasoning salt, cumin and garlic powder. Sprinkle over the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Place mixture in the fridge until serving time.

Right before serving, add diced avocado.

Separate lettuce leaves, then wash and dry.

Place a spoonful of chicken mixture on each lettuce leaf. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Here's the goods. The only thing missing are the avocados!! 
So sad! 
I went to two different stores and both were OUT!!!! Grrr!!! 
I also couldn't find Bibb lettuce so had to settle for iceberg. 
Not my first choice but it worked.

Combine the grilled chicken, green chilies, tomatoes, corn 
(or beans), onion and salsa in a bowl. Stir.

Mix the seasonings....

...then sprinkle over the chicken mixture. 
Chill for a while.

Serve it up! 
Don't forget the avocados!!!