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Wings for appetizers or snacking might be what comes to mind when you think of Buffalo Chicken. However, these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps will prove that you can enjoy the flavor without worrying about it fitting into a healthier lifestyle.
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This recipe features all the wonderful flavor found in traditional Buffalo wings – with none of the guilt!
You can eat this dish regardless of which ‘diet plan’ you may be following. It works with Whole 30 and Low Carb plans. If you are following Weight Watchers, one serving is 10 SmartPoints.
If you don’t want to have the buffalo chicken in a lettuce wrap, you can use it as a topping for a large vegetable packed salad.
As an added bonus, this satisfying one-pan meal comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Lots of flavor and protein in this dish while the carbs are kept low.
- 2 T. coconut oil
- 1 green bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1½ lbs. rotisserie chicken breast, shredded
- 2 t. onion powder
- 1 t. garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ c. Frank’s hot sauce
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 head Bibb or butter lettuce, leaves removed, washed and patted dry
- Melt the coconut oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the diced pepper and celery, and sauté until tender, around 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir well and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through.
- Add the hot sauce and sauté while stirring for another minute or two, until the sauce is heated through and everything is well coated. Remove from heat and stir in the sliced green onions.
- To serve, fill Bibb lettuce cups with a few tablespoons of the chicken mixture and enjoy!
Are you adopting a particular nutrition focus for your diet, e.g. Whole 30 or Low Carb?
What are some of your favorite dishes that could use a ‘makeover?’