Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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!

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions: 

  1. Chop up the onion and the tomato. Keep them separate — onions will be cooked and tomatoes will be raw.
  2. Heat up the olive oil in a medium skillet and sauté the chopped onions until they are transparent. Generously season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder and ground chicken to the pan. Again,season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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