Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

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what you'll need:

2 chicken breasts (mine were on the smaller side)
2 avocados
1 cup quinoa
1 lime
1 small onion
1 small cucumber
head of iceberg lettuce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil (plus more for pan)

directions:

  • cook quinoa according to package
  • preheat oven (or grill) to 350 
  • in a bowl place oil + spices- mix well
  • place chicken in bowl- coat with marinade
  • heat cast iron to medium heat with oil (if using grill, place on hot grill, covered for a few minutes to heat up)
  • place chicken on pan for 5 mins do not touch
  • flip and place in oven for 15 min (or leave on grill) -may vary a few min depending on thickness
  • once done, remove + shred chicken
  • peel, wash + chop cucumber into small pieces
  • peel + chop onion into small pieces
  • cut + de-pit avocado, mash in bowl until smooth- add juice from 1/2 lime + dash of salt
  • cut off end of lettuce + cut in half
  • try your best to remove lettuce in pieces (some of mine fell apart)
  • layer lettuce wraps with guacamole, chicken, quinoa, cucumber + red onion