Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

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

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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 it all 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 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!

buffalo chicken lettuce cups

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

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

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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 404Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 116mgSodium 852mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 38g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

What Size Crockpot Should I Use?

For this recipe, I would use a 7-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 a recipe to freeze a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.

Try these other delicious recipes!

There are even more awesome slow cooker recipes here you’ll want to try. If you like easy dinner recipes that are made with chicken give my nacho chicken and rice casserole a try!

Another great option is my Crockpot chicken pot pie it’s simple and always a crowd pleaser! I also really like making these garlic Parmesan wings!

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