Every bite of our Blueberry Basil Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps recipe will delight your taste buds with the flavors of summer. Fresh basil, plump blueberries and tender lettuce combine with Greek yogurt and crunchy almonds for an easy summer chicken salad.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
With the arrival of summer also comes the arrival of flavorful fresh produce and herbs. Enter basil, blueberries and bibb lettuce.
Sometimes those warm summer evenings are just too hot to cook and that’s when a chicken salad is my go-to dinner. The best part of a summer chicken salad is adding in those summertime flavors that elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary.
Fragrant basil and sweet blueberries add a unique flavor combination to our easy chicken salad recipe. Greek yogurt gives it a healthy spin and toasted almonds add an unexpected crunch.
Spoon over tender lettuce leaves and your taste buds will thank you profusely because summer never tasted so good!
I developed this recipe for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Hop on over to their site and you’ll find some great tips about blueberries!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
What can I substitute for blueberries?
You can replace the blueberries with any of the following:
- Chopped fresh strawberries
- Dried cranberries
- Fresh blackberries
- Fresh raspberries
- Golden raisins
Which lettuce is best to use for lettuce wraps?
The four lettuces that are best to use for making lettuce wraps are:
- Boston lettuce
- Butter lettuce
- Green leaf lettuce
- Iceberg lettuce
What other ways can I serve chicken salad?
Our recipe makes 4 cups of chicken salad that is definitely delicious when served on lettuce leaves. It will also be delicious when served on:
- English muffins
- Kale leaves
- Your favorite bread
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- plain Greek yogurt
- fresh basil
- kosher salt
- cooked chicken
- lettuce leaves
- toasted sliced almonds
Easy Lettuce Wrap Recipes
Loving these lettuce wraps? Then be sure to check out two more chicken lettuce wrap recipes we have for you here at Swirls!
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps combine ground chicken with fresh ginger, garlic and Thai basil for a burst of Thailand flavor! A quick cook on the stove top, spoon into lettuce leaves and drizzle with fresh lime juice and your taste buds will thank you!
Curried Chicken Lettuce Wraps is a no cook recipe that’s ideal for a summertime dinner. Chicken combines with chopped apple and sliced almonds for a bit of crunch, raisins for bursts of sweetness, and red onion for just the right amount of savory. Tossed in a creamy mayonnaise flavored with curry powder and fresh lime, our chicken salad is wrapped up in tender lettuce leaves.
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Combine yogurt, basil, salt and pepper in bowl until blended.
Add chicken, blueberries, celery and scallions and toss until evenly coated.
Arrange lettuce leaves on serving platter and top with chicken mixture, dividing evenly between lettuce leaves.
Sprinkle with almonds.
Makes 4 servings.
Yield: 4 cups chicken mixture; ½ cup chicken per lettuce leaf; 2 lettuce leaves per serving