Looking for an easy and light weeknight meal? These Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are bursting with flavor and are still skinny so they'll keep you on track!
What makes these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps a great summer recipe?
Warm weather for us means lighter food, which is why I love lettuce wraps this time of year. You don't lose out on any of the flavor and you also don't have that heavy feeling after dinner.
We always seem to be running out the door once the nice weather hits. Especially since we threw a puppy into the mix. Now, we're running out to take him on walks and train him. It's a little like having a newborn except that they can be much more high strung and get into things.
These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are so quick that I don't need to worry about what he is getting into because I can be in and out the kitchen in less than twenty minutes. Lettuce wraps have definitely become a common occurrence around our house since he arrived. We need quick, easy and delicious and this fits the bill.
- Chicken tenders
- Sriracha hot sauce
- Celery stalks
- Bibb lettuce leaves
- Blue cheese
- Blue Cheese dressing
How to make Buffalo Chicken Lettuce wraps?
These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are comprised of the buffalo chicken bite size pieces topped with celery, carrots and drizzled with Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. We love Marzetti Dressings because they are made with simple ingredients that enhance the flavors of produce. For more recipe inspiration check out the Marzetti Kitchen.
What type of Lettuce is best for making lettuce wraps?
The Bibb lettuce leaves work best for making lettuce wraps. They are sturdy enough to hold the filling and do not wilt away with warm additions of meat or sauce.
How to prevent lettuce wraps from getting soggy?
We recommend you do not make ahead the lettuce wraps and instead assemble them fresh and serve them right away to avoid soggy texture.
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
- 1 lb chicken tenders
- 3 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup Sriracha hot sauce
- 2 celery stalks into sliced matchsticks
- ¼ cup shredded carrots
- 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
- crumbled blue cheese
- Marzetti Blue Cheese dressing
- Cut the chicken tenders into bite size pieces.
- Melt the three tablespoons of butter in a large sauce pan and brown the chicken.
- Add in the ¼ cup of hot sauce and coat the chicken.
- On each bibb lettuce leaf, place the buffalo chicken, a handful of carrots and celery.
- Top with crumbled blue cheese and drizzle Marzetti Blue Cheese Dressing.