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These Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with bleu cheese dressing, all wrapped in a butter lettuce leaf!

Finished Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with garnishes on white plate.

This chicken lettuce wrap recipe is so easy and perfect for lunch, dinner, or appetizers! We eat them whenever the craving calls, and that is a lot!

These Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps would be a great touch to a summer cookout, a fun appetizer to share with friends or even a light lunch option.

These are what I like to call a non-recipe recipe. Just gather up your ingredients and use as much or as little of them as you’d like! Easy peasy.

If you want a simple and easy recipe with minimal ingredients, this is exactly what you’ve been looking for. No guesswork goes into these.

We wanted a simple yet creative recipe that would serve a delicious purpose for a meal, and I decided to twist up your traditional wrap and use chicken tenders.

Trust me, using chicken tenders for these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps was a lifesaver. It meant that I could have this on the table in such a short time.

Some other easy chicken recipes on our site include Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken and Homemade Chicken Tenders.

Overhead close up of lettuce wraps showing garnishes.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. With minimal ingredients, this can be on your table in 5 minutes.
  2. You can easily double this recipe to serve more people.
  3. Use bottled blue cheese dressing or make your own!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE):

  • Chicken tenders
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Butter lettuce
  • Red cabbage
  • Celery
  • Bleu cheese dressing
  • Bleu cheese crumbles
Ingredients needed to make Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS:

  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place in a bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce, set aside.
  3. Slice veggies and clean lettuce leaves thoroughly.
  4. Assemble lettuce wraps by placing the desired amount of ingredients into the lettuce leaves, enjoy.
Step by step photos on how to make Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT ARE BUFFALO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS?

Chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with crunchy celery and red cabbage, drizzled with bleu cheese dressing and more bleu cheese crumbles… BAM!

If you like buffalo any and everything… you have GOT to try these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps! 

If you don’t like bleu cheese, don’t worry – use ranch instead and the cheese of your choice!

DO I HAVE TO USE BUTTER LEAF LETTUCE?

For this recipe, I used butter leaf lettuce. I love how butter lettuce naturally has huge cups that are easy just to snap off, clean, and eat.

However, you want to ensure the lettuce is sturdy enough to hold your filling. Butter lettuce is a tender leaf, but the cups are easy to wrap, making them ideal.

More lettuce varieties you can use for lettuce wraps include iceberg lettuce and romaine lettuce as well. Sometimes butter lettuce is hard to find.

Iceberg lettuce is a classic to use for any chicken or beef lettuce wrap. It is a hearty lettuce that is crisp and will hold up to lots of filling, while still being tender.

Romaine lettuce is also good, but the leaves do not make for the best cups. They are an awkward shape for lettuce wraps, but it stands up to fillings and has a great crisp texture.

WHAT KIND OF CHICKEN SHOULD I USE?

To simplify it, we use deli-prepared chicken tenders that we have cut for this recipe.

You can also use frozen or make your own homemade chicken tenders as well.

Close up side view of finished Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps on plate.

HOW TO STORE:

Lettuce wraps are not the recipe you will want to store for the long haul. You will want to eat them once they are made.

You can, however, prep your ingredients ahead of time before you make them.

We do this a lot. We like to toss our chicken in the buffalo sauce, separate our lettuce leaves, put them into baggies, and chop our vegetables, so when we are ready to eat, all we need to do is assemble.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • We used deli chicken tenders for this recipe, but you can use frozen, cook according to package directions. This will add some time onto the recipe itself.
  • The best lettuce to use is butter, but there are other options, see above.
  • You can make your own homemade blue cheese sauce or bottled for this recipe. Our favorite is Litehouse.
  • If you are not a fan of blue cheese, ranch is always a good substitute.
  • Feel free to add whatever other toppings you like, this is a great base recipe to build off of.
Hand holding up one of the lettuce wraps showing filling.

Looking for a fun, easy, and tasty dinner or lunch recipe that takes little time and effort? Then you need to make some of these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

If you’ve tried these BUFFALO CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS let me know in the comments how it turned out! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes!

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5 from 5 votes

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
These Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with bleu cheese dressing all wrapped in a butter lettuce leaf!
Servings 6

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce, set aside.
  • Slice veggies and clean lettuce leaves thoroughly.
  • Assemble lettuce wraps by placing the desired amount of ingredients into the lettuce leaves, enjoy.

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Notes

  1. We used deli chicken tenders for this recipe, but you can use frozen, cook according to package directions this will add some time onto the recipe itself.
  2. The best lettuce to use is butter, but there are other options, see above.
  3. You can make your own homemade blue cheese sauce or bottled for this recipe.
  4. If you are not a fan of blue cheese, ranch is always a good substitute.
  5. Feel free to add whatever other toppings you like, this is a great base recipe to build off of.
  6. Nutrition is not calculated with blue cheese dressing or blue cheese crumbles.

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    wow thank you very much its a great recipe

  2. Looooove this idea! Perfect for lunch, low carb and high impact flavors. I am so saving this one!

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