Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing is a low carb recipe that’s perfect for a fun family meal!

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Yesterday I shared with you that I’m changing my eating habits. For the next few weeks, I’ll be eating no carbs and no sugar. Honestly, the weekends are the hardest. Everyone wants to go out, drink a couple beers while watching football and consume bar food. I refuse to be anti-social, so last weekend I weathered the storm and went out with friends to watch the Notre Dame Football game.

Why is it as soon as a girl says, “I’m not drinking,” everyone just assumes there is a baby on the way??!! I got so many comments and eyebrow raises when I said I was the sober driver and just wanted soda water with lemon. And then to make matters worse, there wasn’t one thing on the bar menu I could eat. I stared longingly at nachos, tater tots and quesadillas. I wanted to shove my face in all of it.

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Being a non-drinking clean eater last weekend made me realize what my unhealthy triggers are… situations like that!! Once the strictness of my diet (like no carbs) comes to end, I need to incorporate healthy eating in social situations. Many restaurants these days are more than accommodating to special diets. One thing I’d like to see on more menus are these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing. It’s perfect for snacking and it fits my craving for spicy chicken wings! It’s super easy to make since the chicken in cooked and shredded in the slow cooker. The buttermilk blue cheese dressing takes less than 2 minutes. There is no reason to buy a bottled blue cheese dressing anymore! Make this recipe as an healthy appetizer, snack for game day or any night you want to eat healthy but feel like you’re indulging.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

    For the chicken:
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's)
  • For the wraps:
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, I prefer Bibb lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • For the Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (I like Fage)
  • 2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp chives, minced
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all of the chicken ingredients to the slow cooker except the hot sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from the crock pot. Save 1/2 cup of the chicken stock, discard the rest. Add the chicken back to the slow cooker and shred it. Pour in reserved stock and hot sauce. Stir and cook on low for 30 minutes. Serve on bibb lettuce with carrots and celery. Drizzle buttermilk blue cheese dressing on top.
  3. To make dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is from SkinnyTaste. 

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12 Responses

  1. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says

    These wraps look so yummy! I won’t be missing any carbs if I eat these delicious snacks!
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  2. Heather @ French Press says

    going out is the hardest – that and NO wine :) but these look incredible!
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    • Meghan Early Swint says

      Heather — I saw on Dr. Oz yesterday that a glass of red wine a day is totally ok…. but I wonder if he would be ok with my pours?? ;)

  3. The Better Baker says

    What a super recipe. Clean eating can be a real challenge…especially at first when you’re having to make the big changes, but I’m sure you’ll do good, especially when you have options like this lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We love it if you would link back to the party within your post…it makes you eligible for being featured. =) Hope you have a great week.
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    • Meghan Early Swint says

      It’s getting easier every week! I’m just happy I’m creative in the kitchen. I don’t know how I’d do it otherwise!

  4. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says

    OH… yeah, I can totally see how that would be a trigger. I have the same problem. Saturday hits and all I want is beer and wings. :) Love the health version of this and how it can still satisfy the cravings!

  5. Monet says

    Good luck on the diet changes in the weeks ahead! I do think it can be the hardest when you’re out in social situations. Here’s to better and cleaner food at restaurants! Thank you for sharing these wraps. Look so very good!

    • Meghan Early Swint says

      Thanks Monet! I went to a Cuban restaurant this weekend and they had tons of options! But it was really really hard to skip on the chips with my ceviche! I just pushed the chips towards my husband and tried not to make eye contact with them :)

  6. Tricia Andrews says

    I’m not a blue cheese fan. I like ranch. But most (if not all) of the store brand ranch dressings have sugar in them and I am doing no refined sugar (honey, agave nectar and 100% pure maple syrup are ok for me). Do you have a ranch dressing recipe with no sugar?
    I also do not drink alcohol, never have, most likely never will. I was the designated driver on my 21st birthday, which was a Friday and my birthday is St. Patrick’s day. I tell everyone I am a cheap date because I only drink water.

    • Meghan Early Swint says

      Hi Tricia, I sent you an email for a Skinny Ranch Dip. I hope that helps!! You are a cheap date!! ;)

      • Tricia Andrews says

        Dumb question. I am going to make these tonight for dinner. What do we do with the one stalk of celery? Chop it up and put it in the crock pot? Or put it in whole for flavor while everything is cooking?

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