Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

by Kelli H. on February 3, 2014

Last weekend was pretty awesome. Friday night was super low key. I got home and immediately opened a Tap It IPA and watched Ryder and my mom and dad’s pup Lexi play. They were super entertaining. Right as I was finishing my beer, David came home and ordered us our favorite burrito that we haven’t had in a month. It tasted especially good. David’s trying to get me to watch Entourage because we finished American Horror Story: Coven and don’t have much to watch right now. I’m trying to give Entourage a chance, but so far it’s not really striking my fancy. We also watched Bad Grandpa which was freaking high-larious! A very low-key Friday night at home, but probably my favorite way to spend a Friday night.

Saturday was a pretty lazy day. Though, I did hang out with my mom. Had a delicious lunch, bought a local hot sauce made by David’s friend, Steve. It’s really good and he’s selling it at a local grocery store now. My mom and I went to World Market (didn’t get anything exciting) and Old Navy (didn’t get anything). We couldn’t believe how many people were out and about! It seemed like Christmas shopping busy.

After shopping, David and I took Ryder on a 1 mile walk to the dog park for about an hour. Then we went out to dinner at Stark’s for my dad’s birthday. The dinner was pretty delicious. I had a moscow mule and a pimm’s cup. I’m staring to like pimm’s cups more than mules these days. We also had amazing calamari, dungeness crab tater tots, caeser salads, amazing bread made with garlic and dill, steak, shrimp, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, and a grasshopper night cap. It was soooo indulgent but it felt great because I’ve been trying to eat so good lately. I almost cooked every single night in January. I believe I didn’t cook 3 nights out of the 31 days.

Sunday was SUPER busy. I had so many goals to get done and I held up pretty dang well! I woke up a tad early and ate banana waffles for breakfast. Headed off to the store before 8 a.m. and did all the grocery shopping. Once I got home, I had a cup of coffee and cleaned the house. Then David and I hurried off to the gym where I did a one hour yoga class. We made it back home, made lunch, then I baked bread, made hummus, and prepared jalapeno poppers. We went up to my parent’s house and watched the Super Bowl. It was a bussssyyyy day!

Anyway, I’m sure you’re all so interested in my weekend…

These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are perfect those busy Sunday’s. You just throw the chicken into the crock pot for a few hours, wash some lettuce, and you have a delicious, healthy meal. I served it with roasted sweet potatoes. This meal was delicious. Another way to enjoy this meal is to make the chicken the same way, but use a tortilla, and make a blue cheese coleslaw — delicious! Whichever way you make it I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

1.5-2 pounds chicken breasts
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup Franks hot sauce
1 celery, chopped into matchsticks
2 carrots, shredded
1 (6 oz) container blue cheese crumbles
1 head Bibb lettuce, torn apart and washed 

1. Place chicken breasts and broth in a crock pot on high heat for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Remove 3.5 cups of broth from crock pot leaving about 1/2 cup liquid. Pour in hot sauce and shredded chicken. Coat chicken in hot sauce and place crock pot on warm.

2. To assemble; place bibb lettuce leaves on plate. Top with shredded chicken, shredded carrots, matchstick celery, and blue cheese. Serve.

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Jenna Griffin February 4, 2014 at 1:27 am

Yummy! I pretty much love anything with buffalo chicken. Oh, and banana waffles!? Lucky girl! 😉

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birdie to be February 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Yum! These sound delish!

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meghan February 5, 2014 at 2:19 am

Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the flavors in these lettuce wraps, and that they are sort of healthy! 🙂

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helloandgo February 6, 2014 at 5:07 am

These sound like a fun treat! I LOVE blue cheese!

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