Chicken Lettuce Wrap, fried chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with bleu cheese dressing and other goodies, wrapped in a butter lettuce leaf!
This chicken lettuce wrap recipe is so easy and perfect for lunch, dinner, or appetizers!
Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Hi, friends! Today I am happy to share a super simple recipe with you.
These lettuce wraps would be a great touch to a summer cookout, a fun appetizer to share with friends or even a light lunch option!
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If you know me at all, you know that I love dishes that pack an explosion of flavor!
And, wow, do these lettuce wraps deliver that punch.
What are chicken lettuce wraps?
Chicken tenders tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with crunchy celery and red cabbage, drizzled with the best bleu cheese dressing and more bleu cheese crumbles… BAM!
If you like buffalo any and everything… you have GOT to try these lettuce wraps!
If you don’t like bleu cheese, don’t worry – use ranch instead and the cheese of your choice!
How to prepare chicken lettuce wraps
- Chop chicken tenders into bite-sized pieces. Toss with buffalo sauce.
- Slice celery and red cabbage very thinly.
- Place buffalo chicken into butter lettuce leaf cups.
- Top with the celery, cabbage, bleu cheese dressing, and more bleu cheese crumbles if desired.
You can not mess this recipe up!
I even bought the chicken tenders at the deli while I was shopping for the other ingredients.
I place the tenders in the fridge to get them nice and cold beforehand. This is just my preference, if you want your chicken warm, use them right away.
This is a super fast, super flavorful dish!
Best lettuce for wraps
For this recipe, I used butter leaf lettuce. I love how butter lettuce naturally has huge cups that are easy to just snap off, clean, and eat.
However, you do want to make sure 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.
Iceberg lettuce is a classic to use for any kind of chicken or beef lettuce wraps. It is a hearty lettuce that is crisp and will hold up to lots of filling, while still being tender.
Romaine lettuce is good as well, except the leaves do not make for the best cups. They are an awkward shape for lettuce wraps but the lettuce itself stands up to fillings and has a great crisp texture.
These are some of the best chicken lettuce wraps I have ever tasted!
Normally, lettuce wraps tend to lean toward the Asian side. Asian chicken lettuce wraps or even Asian beef lettuce wraps are a classic nowadays.
I love to mix up flavors and cuisines and this buffalo twist on the Asian lettuce wrap is a fun surprise!
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If you want to make the chicken tenders yourself, go for it! I highly suggest using my homemade chicken tenders recipe.
How to make chicken lettuce wrap
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 4 prepared chicken tenders
- 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
- Bleu Cheese Dressing
- bleu cheese crumbles
- 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.