Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

15 Jun

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Ever since devouring politely eating several lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs during a trip to Minneapolis a few months ago, I have had lettuce wraps on my mind and have made several different and unique varieties. I made these yummy buffalo chicken ones when my mom came to visit recently and they were a huge hit. Just a few short years ago, I wouldn’t eat lettuce…not on sandwiches, not a salad and definitely not as a replacement for a tortilla. So, needless to say, it still surprises my mom when I make, eat or crave meals like this. I’m sure she chalks it up to me being difficult.

This is a great meal to have in your back pocket when you need a quick, simple and healthy dinner. The crockpot does all the cooking so the only time this takes is to prep the veggies. As with most lettuce wraps, these are super messy so be prepared for drippy buffalo hands.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
recipe from Skinny Taste

For the chicken:
24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1 celery stalk
1/2 onion, diced
1 clove garlic
16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I like Louisiana Hot Sauce)

For the wraps:
6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks
Crumbled bleu cheese (we used feta since we don’t like bleu cheese)
Light ranch or bleu cheese dressing

1. In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn’t enough). Cover and cook on high 4 hours.

2. Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup broth and the hot sauce and set to on high for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 3 cups chicken.

3. To prepare lettuce cups, place 1/2 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf, top with 1/4 cup shredded carrots, celery and cheese/dressing of your choice. Wrap up and start eating!

Recipe linked to Mangia Monday, Totally Tasty Tuesday, Tasty TuesdayCast Party Wednesday and Full Plate Thursday.

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6 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

  1. erin June 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    sounds so yummy, i’m adding it to my list of things to try!

  2. SuperSassyJ June 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    going to pick up ingredients to try these today!

  3. Alana June 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    These look super delicious!

  4. Miz Helen June 24, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I just love Lettuce Wraps and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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