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Butter Lettuce Cups With Buffalo Chicken

danispies's picture
With football season kicking off this weekend I wanted to give you guys a little game time meal that you could feel good about eating! These Buffalo Chicken Butter Lettuce Cups are the perfect dish! Like I mention in the video, I am a huge fan of buffalo wings (I absolutely love them) but they are not exactly a lite or nutritious choice. So I really wanted to take all the same flavors and textures that the buffalo wings have and create a lighter option, and I gotta be honest with you guys... I think I knocked this one out of the ball park! I have literally made this dish about four times since shooting this video... it's so good, I'm addicted! This dish is certainly not rocket science, it seriously couldn't be any easier (or faster for that matter). I basically just took all the ingredients used to make buffalo wings and did a nice light saute in a large saute pan and voila... my Buffalo Chicken Butter Lettuce Cups were born! Wrapping the chicken in the butter lettuce makes this dish really fun and perfect for a game time meal. You could wrap the buffalo chicken mixture in a tortilla or some pita bread, but wouldn't you rather save those calories for a nice cold beer;)?!
Ingredients
  Carrots 4
  Stalks celery 4 , chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Chicken breasts 1 Pound, cut into small bite size pieces ( 1 pound )
  Hot wing sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon (A Little)
  Crumbled lite blue cheese 3 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Butter lettuce leaves 4
  Chopped scallions 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pan, heat olive oil.
2. Add carrots, celery and garlic and a pinch of salt. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
3. Add chicken, salt, pepper, onion powder and cayenne powder. Stir it well and let it cook for another 3 minutes or until the chicken almost cooks.
4. Add hot sauce and let it cook for 2 more minutes or until the sauce is hot and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
5. Remove from flame and add blue cheese and chopped scallions.

SERVING
6. To serve Butter lettuce cups with buffalo chicken, scoop it into butter lettuce cups.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Chicken, Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Here is a healthier version of buffalo wings, for all the health-concerned foodies. You will get almost the same flavor and texture of buffalo wings, without the negative factors. Preparation is super easy and this can also be served by wrapping inside tortillas.

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2 Comments

shantihhh's picture
One of my favourite ways to lighten is to make recipes like this and fill Butter Lettuce cups, so much healthier than deep fried or sandwiches using bread. I love Chinese minced chicken in Butter Lettuce, so this recipe is right on our taste-preferences, as we love HOT. I can't wait to try this Buffalo Chicken Wings in Butter Lettuce. Thanks for giving us another great healthy recipe! Shanti/Mary-Anne
Danielle's picture
I would love to know if there are some nutritional facts on this so I can figure out how many weight watchers points these are. Help please?