Tuesday, October 17, 2017


I'm a sucker for Buffalo Chicken Wraps and if you are too, this recipe is the perfect low-cal alternative. 
It satisfies that spicy craving while still fueling your body the right way! 

I was in a seriously grumpy mood yesterday;

  • I failed to put together a 5-shelf garage organizer we just bought and cut my finger in the process. 
  • I bailed on my workout. 
  • I almost bailed on making dinner in one of those "screw it, let's go out" moments when I realized I forgot to get the lettuce for the lettuce wraps over the weekend. UGH.
  • Then I contemplated just eating ice cream for dinner because I can.

HOWEVER, I made it through my grumpy mood (with the help of my fiance and a quick trip to the grocery store) and boy, am I glad I did, because these wraps were literally the highlight of my night. 

Well, that and watching Guys Grocery Games on Food Network. 

This recipe is so versatile and perfect for those times when you A) haven't gone grocery shopping, B) wanna feel fancy without actually trying, C) need something healthy in a pinch, or D) in my case, all of the above. It only takes 25 minutes from start to finish!

In my version, I used frozen chicken tenderloins (only because I forgot to take them out of the freezer over the weekend) and they worked perfectly. Simply leave them in the skillet longer and cover your skillet with a lid to speed up cooking. You could also super shortcut and used pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, or even canned... go crazy!

Keep in mind uncooked chicken usually varies in thickness, so be sure to "sacrifice" a piece to check for any pinkness. There should be NO pink in the middle.

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
A quick & delicious dinner for the health conscious buffalo wing lover!
  • 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 4 cups Cooked Chopped Chicken (Tenderloins, Breasts or Rotisserie will work)
  • 5 large leaves of Bib Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
  • 1/8 cup Red Onion (sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup Queso Fresco (crumbled)
  • Cilantro (roughly chopped, add to taste)
  • *Optional: Ranch Dressing
1. If using pre-cooked chicken: Chop into small, bite-sized pieces and set aside.
2. If using raw chicken: Cut into small, bite-sized pieces and add to a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook thoroughly, about 7-10 minutes.
3. Mix cooked chicken and Frank's RedHot Sauce together in skillet over medium heat to warm throughout, approximately 3-5 minutes.
4. While chicken and sauce mixture are simmering, chop up your onion, cilantro, celery and crumble the queso fresco. Set aside toppings.
5. Assemble lettuce wraps with about 1/4 cup buffalo chicken and add toppings as desired.
6. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 lettuce wraps