Some would say that PB&J is the most iconic food combination of all time, but I would argue and say that it is the combo of chicken, bacon, and ranch, but I digress… These lettuce wraps are packed with flavor, protein, and my favorite combo…did I mention they are SO simple and meal prep like a CHAMP! I have some notes at the bottom of the page how I would go about meal prepping them for max deliciousness!
Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 15-20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves 4
- 8 collard greens washed and stem shaved down (see video below to see how to shave down stem)
- 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8-12 pieces of sugar-free bacon (depends on how much bacon you like) Some Whole 30 bacon brands include: Thrive Market, NakedBaconCo, or Applegate
- Whole 30 compliant ranch (I recommend either Primal Kitchen or Tessemae’s)
- Place two frying pans on medium high heat. You will use one for your bacon and one for your chicken breasts.
- Salt and pepper chicken on both sides before placing into frying pan
- Once both pans are heated, add extra virgin olive oil to both and then place the bacon and chicken breasts into their respective pans.
- Cook chicken breasts until there is no pink and have an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F
- Cook bacon until desired crispiness
- While meat is cooking, prep your collard greens. Cut off the stem and then shave down the stem as it will make the collard greens easier to fold. Watch the video below to see how to shave them down.
- Once the meat is cooked, place to the side and run a pot of boiling water
- Once water is boiling, add a dash of salt and then throw collard greens in for 5 seconds each side to blanch them. This will make the greens bendy and easy to fold.
- After blanching, pat dry each side of collard green and place off to the side
- Chop up chicken into desired shape. Shredded chicken or cubed chicken would be delicious.
- Slice bacon into smaller strips or chopped into pieces, both will work.
- Lastly, lay out collard green and place 1/2 chicken breast, 1-1/2 strips of bacon, and desired amount of ranch, and fold (folding tip video can be found below)
Note: If you are planning on meal prepping these bad boys, I have never had a problem putting the ranch dressing in them before putting them in the fridge. However, if you have any concerns about them getting soggy, feel free to leave out the ranch and add it later or dip wrap into ranch when you are ready to eat it!
How To Prep Collard Greens
How To Fold Chicken Bacon Lettuce Wraps
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