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An easy, lighter handheld dinner option. Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are low-calorie, incredibly delicious weeknight dinner option!

I think we are all aware of my love affair with buffalo chicken this year.  From buffalo chicken dip to buffalo chicken tacos, my obsession is a little transparent.  🙂

This particular buffalo chicken recipe is incredibly similar to the buffalo chicken tacos.  I don’t want you to think I’m being lazy, but I wanted to post this recipe because it is a healthier alternative, yet still incredibly tasty.  You’ve got to try it!

Rotisserie chicken is always such a convenient ingredient to have around, and I always try to stretch it into as many creative recipes as possible.  Salads, wraps, dips, pasta, you name it – I think this stuff is an easy fix for any of the aforementioned.  If you have any recipes you personally love and would like to see featured on this blog, please comment below or shoot me an email any time!  I love hearing from each and every one of you that stops by, so I would be flattered to conquer one of your favorite recipes!

These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are an amazing lighter calorie option for dinner, so make them tonight – it’s so easy  and even more delicious!  For the creamy ranch slaw topping, click here!

[my additional tips!]:

Actual Prep / cook time:  15 minutes

Clean-up difficulty:  2

Overall difficulty to make:  2

Overall satisfaction:  9 

Price range?  This dish is under $4 for two people.

What I would change next time?  Nothing at all.  The garlic adds some great underlying flavor that (I think) blends nicely with the hot sauce!

For your own version, I recommend:.

  • Feel free to substitute garlic powder for the minced garlic to save even more time!  Just sprinkle it directly onto the chicken before adding the hot sauce.
  • The creamy ranch slaw is just so good with this.  Of course, any type of dressing will do (and adding blue cheese crumbles is always recommended), but I love this slaw and definitely encourage using it!  

© 2015 : a flavor journal : by sara alvord
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buffalo chicken lettuce wraps

Easy, packed with flavor buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are a healthier alternative to satisfy your buffalo chicken cravings without sacrificing flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2
Author: sara rose : aflavorjournal.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce I use Frank's
  • 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic or substitute 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 large iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup creamy ranch slaw recipe available in post!

Instructions

  • Heat a large sauté pan over low heat and add butter to melt. Add garlic to butter once the butter has melted.
  • Cook garlic until it becomes tender and very aromatic. Add chopped rotisserie chicken and coat with the butter and garlic until absorbed, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in hot sauce and evenly coat all chicken pieces. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place two lettuce leaves together, one on top of the other. Place 1/2 cup cooked buffalo chicken directly onto top leaf, and top with cheddar cheese and creamy ranch slaw.
  • Enjoy!
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    • Debbie
    • December 13, 2015
    Reply

    Looks like another tasty dish.!

    1. Reply

      It certainly is! Maybe not best for the season right now, but yummy nonetheless! 😀

  1. Reply

    This looks delicious, Sara. And it’s great because when I buy rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, I always have so much left over. Thanks!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Monica! Hope you get to use leftovers for this someday – and thank you so much for your support and nice comments!

  2. Reply

    It looks delicious! And I love the sound of blue cheese crumbles sprinkled over it. If only everyone I know shared my love of blue cheese.

    1. Reply

      AGREED. Blue cheese is such a magical thing! Haha. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. Reply

    So tasty! I love lettuce wraps.

    1. Reply

      They’re wonderful! So much flavor without a ton of calories. I hope you get the chance to enjoy them soon!

  4. Reply

    These look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reply

      My pleasure! Thank YOU for stopping by!

  5. Reply

    Great way to use lettuce! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I will keep this idea in mind when I need something new to feed my family.

    1. Reply

      I love hearing that! It is such a great meal, and surprisingly satisfying! Let me know how they turn out!

  6. Reply

    Looks delicious! I love cheap meals to do at home! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Reply

      My pleasure, Elizabeth! I love these, too.

  7. Reply

    These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

    • Fox
    • January 17, 2016
    Reply

    What a delicious looking recipe! I can’t wait to try it out.

  8. Reply

    Yummy, love anything with buffalo sauce. Can’t wait to try this!

  9. Reply

    These lettuce wraps look delicious! 😀

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Diane! These are one of my favorites, for sure!

  10. Reply

    These look fabulous. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Bre! Thanks for stopping by!

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