Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe {Giveaway}

Lettuce wraps have been a favorite quick-fix menu item that my husband and I have loved for years, but I was definitely inspired to make them again after watching last week’s quickfire challenge using iceberg lettuce on Top Chef.


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Now, granted Sheldon’s lettuce wraps were definitely different from my own as he made Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps, I decided to go with a flavor that my husband adores – Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Let me just say, they were a definite hit!

The tender, flavorful buffalo chicken all encased in crisp iceberg lettuce was just perfect – fresh tasting even.

To make them, I used skinless, boneless chicken breasts and chopped them into about 1-inch pieces. Then, I sauted the chicken in my large skillet with a bit of olive oil for about 7-10 minutes. Once the chicken was cooked through, I tossed in diced red onion, garlic, and mushrooms along with buffalo sauce and allowed it all to simmer for about 3 minutes.

As that was simmering, I began pulling apart the head of my iceberg lettuce to make assembly even easier.

Rather than making everyone’s buffalo chicken lettuce wraps for them, I simply made a lettuce wrap buffet including a platter of the lettuce leaves, a bowl for the buffalo chicken, toppings of celery and carrot sticks (since they normally go with buffalo wings!), and some blue cheese crumbles. Beside the buffet was a bowl of blue cheese dip as a sauce as well as some ranch dressing for spooning onto the wrap as a final touch before eating.

All in all, we were enjoying our buffalo chicken lettuce wraps 15 minutes after I began cooking them.

The end result? Well, while they definitely weren’t as gorgeous as the lettuce wraps that Sheldon made for Top Chef, they absolutely won the quick fire challenge in my house since everybody loved them!

And since they only took 15 minutes to prepare, they are perfect for a quick-fix lunch or supper even on those busiest of days!

Here’s my buffalo chicken lettuce wraps recipe. I hope you love them as much as we did.


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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps make a perfect quick-fix menu idea. Ready from start to finish in 15 minutes!
Serves: 6-8
  • olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms, diced
  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce
  • 12 lettuce leaves, such as iceberg or bibb
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced into 2-inch lengths
  • blue cheese crumbles (optional)
  • blue cheese dipping sauce
  1. Drizzle olive oil into a 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms and buffalo sauce. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.
  3. While buffalo chicken mixture is simmering, assemble platter for making lettuce wraps of lettuce leaves, celery, carrots, blue cheese crumbles, and blue cheese dipping sauce.
  4. Serve warm.



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    Do you have an easy homemade recipe for a sauce to use on the chicken? Cause I dont have buffalo sauce


  1. [...] I only needed to buy two ingredients for it so it was the winner!  Here is the recipe I found by Robyn at Add a Pinch.  My photos and my adaptations are included [...]

  2. [...] I think this recipe is fabulous for different settings.  Dinner? Lunch? A party?  It works for all occasions, and it won’t disappoint.  Did I change anything?  Oh no, I did not!  Her recipes are always so simple and wonderful, why change it? Perhaps I chose a different buffalo sauce than her?  I don’t know what she used, but I used Moore’s Buffalo Wing sauce to my batch,  in case you wanted to know. Her recipe can be found here! [...]

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