lettuce wrap tacos

Lettuce Wrap Chicken Tacos

Lettuce Wrap Chicken Tacos
Adapted from Michael Chiarello, Chicken Tacos

For the chicken

  • 2 Cups Broth Masters bone broth
  • 1/8 cup olive oil divided
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 yellow onions minced
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into 1/2-inch chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 serrano chile, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

For the tacos:

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (shred outer layers, and use inner layers to make wrap cups)
  • 3 small tomatoes, diced
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed


Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and pour in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the garlic and onions and cook until soft and nicely caramelized, about 10 to 12 minutes.

In the meantime, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour over the chicken and toss to coat. Heat another large saute pan over medium-high heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook the chicken until it is lightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Once the onion mixture is caramelized and softened, add the serranos, paprikas, cumin, and oregano. When the chicken is done, transfer it to the pan with the onions. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is thick and delicious, approximately 20 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

To serve the tacos: put the toppings and chicken filling in bowls and allow guests to build their own tacos.