Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is so easy it practically makes itself.  I was part of a veggie co-op where I’d get a ton of fruits and veggies every week and I would always get SO MUCH LETTUCE that I never knew what to do with all of it, I can only eat so many salads before looking at a leafy green starts to make me angry, so I had to come up with something to make sure things weren’t going to waste.

Also after working all day, I’m not really someone who likes to come home and cook, so by using a crockpot/slow cooker, it does 90% of the work while I’m at the office all day.

Ingredients:

  • Boneless/skinless chicken (breasts or thighs will work, whatever your preference, however much you want to cook)
  • Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (choose your own adventure with heat levels)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Blue Cheese Dressing (my favorite is Bob’s Big Boy brand, but again, use what you like)
  • Lettuce with big leaves (I used butter lettuce, but romaine would work too)
  • Favorite cooking spray (Pam, coconut oil, olive oil, whatever floats your boat, you’re only going to use a tiny bit)
  • Crockpot

Instructions:

  • I like to spray the crock pot down with some sort of non-stick spray,  I don’t know if it’s necessary, but at this point it is just a habit whenever I use my slow cooker.
  • Put the chicken in the crock pot
  • Cover the chicken with chicken broth
  • Set the cooker to low, and go about your day, well half day.  I start cooking these on my lunch break, chicken doesn’t take 9 hours to cook.
  • When you get home take a couple of forks and shred the chicken, while it’s shredding it should soak up most of the broth.  I like to transfer the chicken into a large mixing bowl after I’ve shredded it
  • After the chicken is all done and in a mixing bowl start pouring in the Buffalo sauce to your desired sauciness, I used most of a bottle for the amount of chicken I cooked.
  • Once the chicken is thoroughly coated in the sauce it’s time to serve it up on a leaf of lettuce like you would stuff a taco, drizzle your blue cheese over the top of the chicken and enjoy!

buff chicken

 

**the next day I used the chicken in a grilled cheese (sharp cheddar and whole wheat bread) sandwich, and it may have been the best GC of my life.

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