Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I'm not usually a fan of crock pot recipes.  The plan always sounds good- dump everything in a crock pot and when you get home from work, dinner is already ready.  However, when I get home, I usually find that my dinner is overcooked.  When I stumbled across this recipe on Skinnytaste, it looked too good to pass up.  I am happy to report that this meal turned out amazing!  It's so easy and healthy.  The directions said to cook on high for 4 hours, but I cooked it on low for 7.5 hours.  Even the Hubs liked it.  He gave me a look when I said "lettuce wraps", so I made his on wheat buns and he was happy.  I used a fat free ranch on the side, instead of making the ranch referenced in the recipe on the website (I was lazy).  I also used Frank's Buffalo Style cayenne pepper sauce, instead of just the Original Style.  I used the leftovers and made it into a salad for lunch the next day (I loved it that much!).  I will definitely be making this again soon.  Enjoy!

xoxo, Jen

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/2 cup chicken + veggies • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 147.7 • Fat: 0.1 g • Carb: 5.2 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 24.9 g • Sugar: 1.7 g
Sodium: 879 mg 


For the chicken:

  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's)

For the wraps:

  • 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks


In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn't enough). Cover and cook on high 4 hours.

Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup broth and the hot sauce and set to on high for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 3 cups chicken.

To prepare lettuce cups, place 1/2 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf, top with 1/4 cup shredded carrots, celery and dressing of your choice. Wrap up and start eating!

1 comment:

  1. Made this tonight -- delicious!! My husband made himself a sandwich instead of doing the lettuce wrap thing. Used Frank's sauce as per your recommendation - great flavor!