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Easy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

One time when making sloppy joes, I wanted mine spicy, so I doused it in hot sauce. After that, my mind went wild and I made it Buffalo chicken-style with ground chicken, diced celery and blue cheese crumbles. I've been making it this way ever since. —Jennifer Nielson, Spanish Fork, Utah
Easy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground chicken
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 12 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • Crumbled blue cheese, optional

Directions

  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook and crumble chicken over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Stir in celery and pepper; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink and celery is crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in ketchup, hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in lettuce leaves. If desired, top with cheese.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth or water if necessary.


Test Kitchen Tips
  • Louisiana hot sauce is less spicy than other types. If you use a different kind, start with less. You can always add more.
  • This recipe doubles easily for a crowd. After making it, keep it warm on the buffet table in a slow cooker.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2 lettuce wraps: 198 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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