It is no secret that I can’t get enough buffalo sauce in my life. I put it on things that I probably shouldn’t. I even had my family send me Anchorbar buffalo sauce because I can’t buy it in Brooklyn. In order to indulge in my buffalo love in a healthier way I decided to concoct some buffalo chicken lettuce wraps to keep it healthier than classic wings.
This dinner is BY FAR one of the best things I have made in months. It was the combinations of fresh veggies, juicy chicken and a little bit of spice that set my taste buds a flurry. My boyfriend and I devoured everything that I made, to my dismay because once I started eating I was hoping I would be able to enjoy in some leftovers. Good thing ground chicken was on sale and I bought two packs — it won’t be long before I am making these again!
Keep reading for this super easy recipe!
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 lb. ground chicken (or turkey, I always go for what is on sale)
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tbsp. buffalo sauce or to taste
- 1 vine ripened tomato
- 3 to 4 large Bibb lettuce leaves
- Salt and pepper
Extras: Serve with ranch or blue cheese and shredded cheddar cheese
- Chop up the onion and the tomato. Keep them separate — onions will be cooked and tomatoes will be raw.
- Heat up the olive oil in a medium skillet and sauté the chopped onions until they are transparent. Generously season with salt and pepper.
- Add the minced garlic, garlic powder and ground chicken to the pan. Again,season generously with salt and pepper.
- When the chicken in cooked completely (5 to 7 minutes) drain some of the excess juice. Then add in the buffalo sauce. Depending on your taste add a little bit more or keep some out.
- Tear off some large Bibb lettuce leaves and wash them well — they tend to be very dirty on the bottom. If Bibb lettuce isn’t available at your supermarket or it doesn’t look so hot romaine will also work well.
- Pile the ground buffalo chicken into the lettuce wraps and serve with the chopped tomatoes, ranch or blue cheese, and some shredded cheese. Enjoy!
Pro tip: From my countless hours of watching the Food Network I have learned to season at every step of the cooking process, not just once or at the end. Don’t be afraid of using salt and pepper!