Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect healthy meal! Coated in a delicious buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing. A must try!

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Buffalo chicken in a crockpot

If I caught your attention at buffalo chicken, you’re going to love this recipe! It features buffalo chicken in a crockpot thrown in a lettuce wrap and topped with blue cheese dressing.

Personally, I enjoy lots of extra buffalo sauce with these!! It’s so good!!

These lettuce wraps really shouldn’t be as good as they are. You will be rushing back for more after the first plate, guaranteed. These are so full of flavor, juicy, and delicious.

Oh, and did I mention it’s a relatively easy recipe? Toss everything in the crockpot, shred the chicken, mix up the dressing, and throw in a lettuce wrap. So simple!!

This just might be making regular appearances in your house from here on out! Scroll down below for the full step by step recipe.

Can I just use hot sauce instead?

Yes, but no. While buffalo sauce and hot sauce are very similar, the tastes and texture are different. You may not get the same result if you opt for straight hot sauce!

You can, however, make your own buffalo sauce if you’d like by adding butter and some desired spices.

What is the best lettuce to use for lettuce wraps?

I used bibb lettuce for this recipe but you can also use iceberg, green leaf, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce. I’m not sure I can call any of these the best as there is a benefit to using each of them!

What do you serve with these buffalo chicken lettuce wraps?

These are amazing all by themselves!! Seriously, you don’t need anything at all. If you really want something alongside your chicken lettuce wrap, however, you can cook up some white or cauliflower rice. It makes a great addition!

Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps ingredients

  • chicken breast
  • buffalo sauce
  • ranch dressing
  • celery
  • bibb lettuce
  • kale slaw mix
  • mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • milk
  • blue cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

How to make buffalo chicken lettuce wraps

Start by spraying the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and then add the chicken to the bottom of your slow cooker.

Coat the chicken with buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and celery.

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and shred the chicken.

Spoon the buffalo sauce over the chicken with your desired amount.

To make the dressing, add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined.

Serve on lettuce leaves with blue cheese dressing, more buffalo sauce (if desired), and kale slaw. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

These buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect healthy meal! Coated in a delicious buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 package bibb lettuce, washed and separated
  • 1 package kale slaw mix, optional

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and then add the chicken to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Coat with buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and celery.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and shred the chicken.
  5. Spoon the buffalo sauce over the chicken with the desired amount.
  6. FOR DRESSING: Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Serve on lettuce leaves with blue cheese dressing, additional buffalo sauce, and kale slaw, if desired.

What Size Crockpot Should I Use?

For this recipe, I would use a 5-quart crockpot. You may also want to use a crockpot liner which allows for less mess when it is time to clean up. If you want to double your recipe a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.

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