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Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday's Menu Highlight

Hello All! Still working on eating healthy and cutting down on carbs and such. In the same vein as the BLT lettuce wraps, this recipe replaces bread with lettuce wraps, and it is awesome!

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe combine some of my favorite stuff - hot sauce, blue cheese, chicken, AND the crock pot. So easy and so good. Here's the recipe from Skinny Taste (told you this site was awesome):

For the chicken:
  • 24 oz 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 (like Frank's)
For the wraps:
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks
In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn't enough). Cover and cook on high 4 hours. Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup broth and the hot sauce and set to on high for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 3 cups chicken.

To prepare lettuce cups, place 1/2 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf, top with 1/4 cup shredded carrots, celery and dressing of your choice.

I love this recipe! Each time I've made this there have been a good amount of leftovers that I've been able to use for a salad the next day for lunch. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try the chicken in the crockpot. Always looking for new recipes.