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Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

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Paired with a Pilsner

Recipe for Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups is a healthy and delicious way to spice up your next lunch! A simple avocado ranch dressing is made from a homemade base and a touch of avocado. It is then tossed with shredded chicken breast, crispy bacon, heirloom tomatoes, and scallions. Scooped on top of a crisp Boston lettuce leaf, these avocado ranch chicken salad lettuce cups with be a hit for lunch this summer!

Recipe for Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups is a healthy and delicious way to spice up your next lunch! |

Hi, friends! How is everyone’s weekend going?? As per usual, it’s pretty low-key around here. It’s kind of like the calm before the storm. July will prove to be just as busy as May, so I’m getting in all of the spring and summer relaxation hours I can!

As a result, I have been cooking up a storm lately; and I’m totally not sad about it. I like when I can hang out at home cooking, photographing and writing. It’s a less stressful kind of life, and I love it. It’s the little things that make us happy right?

These avocado ranch chicken salad lettuce cups were a result of “we have to use up all of our pantry items Zach! I’m not moving them with us!” That’s basically the conversation we had. As we get ready to move in the next month, I want to get rid of as much food as humanly possible. We have so much left in our pantry, refrigerator and freezer. It will be a small victory if I’m not 800 pounds by the end of June.

I’m totally not upset about having to use up all of these food items. These chicken salad lettuce cups were born, and they were delicious! I’m totally hit or miss when it comes to lettuce cups. I’ve had some truly amazing ones, and some terribly awful ones. I think it all comes down to the lettuce you use. I think Boston lettuce is really your best bet. It has a nice large leaf. It is sturdy, and it takes some serious work to tear it. It’s a fairly popular food item, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to find.

Recipe for these avocado ranch chicken salad lettuce cups is below. Pair them with a lighter brew, like a pilsner or something similar. It’s the prefect summertime meal! Have a wonderful Sunday! xo

Recipe for Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups is a healthy and delicious way to spice up your next lunch! |

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Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups


12 lettuce cups

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Avocado Ranch

  • 1/2 of an avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper

Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

  • 6 slices of bacon cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 fully-cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts shredded or chopped small
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2 green onions white and green parts sliced thin
  • 1 avocado peeled and pitted, diced
  • 1 large head Boston lettuce Bibb or something similar may be substituted


  • In the pitcher of your blender, add the avocado, sour cream, mayo, buttermilk, dill, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Blend on medium-high for about a minute or until the mixture comes together and is creamy. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the avocado ranch dressing, bacon, chicken, tomatoes and green onions. Fold the ingredients together until they just come together. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Very gently fold in the avocado, making sure not to smash them into the chicken salad.
  • Scoop the chicken salad onto the Boston lettuce. Wrap them up and eat immediately! Enjoy!


Recipe for Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups is a healthy and delicious way to spice up your next lunch! |


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14 Responses

  1. Gotta use up those pantry staples. They are way to heavy to haul with you on your move. Once I moved with like boxes of canned goods that I couldn’t stand to part with and well, that was a dumb decision! I love these lettuce cups. Chicken salad is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer.

  2. Justine I agree with you, I love it too when I can simply hang out at home and cook,photograph & write!! These lettuce cups look to die for!

  3. My weekend was awesome but now my Monday is even better looking at these cups! I want them!!

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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