Make a quick and delicious dinner or low carb lunch with these buffalo chicken lettuce cups! They are full of protein and low in carbs.
Sometimes the best dinners come as a surprise. Like the evenings where you don’t know what to make, but you just happen to have a bunch of stuff on hand that magically forms a dinner. That’s what happened with these buffalo chicken lettuce cups.
My two favorite ways to cook chicken breasts…in the Instant Pot or in the slow cooker.
I always have shredded chicken cooked and in the fridge. It’s just part of my food prep, and it may be the only then I am consistent about prepping. Oh and I always have buffalo sauce too. I’m not sure what happened, because I used to not like it. But in the past year something changed and it’s a flavor that I crave from time to time. So I buy the big jars of it at the market.
These buffalo chicken lettuce cups made a quick and perfect weeknight dinner. I’ve been playing with intermittent fasting, and I have my last meal before 7 pm. Well, it was 6:20, so I had to act quick. While the chicken heated up, I chopped veggies and washed the butter lettuce. By 6:40 I was eating! Not bad, huh?
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese
- 8 leaves of butter lettuce
- Optional Toppings:
- chopped celery
- chopped red cabbage
- sliced radishes
- blue cheese dressing
Heat chicken, buffalo sauce, garlic powder and cream cheese until chicken is hot and cream cheese is melted. Add 1/4 cup of chicken mix to each lettuce leaf. Top with optional toppings. Serve immediately.
Nutrition calculations do not include toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 butter leaf cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148.3Total Fat: 6.2gSaturated Fat: 2.7gUnsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 66.7mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 1.1gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.7gProtein: 21.3g
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Still hungry? Make this Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip!
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Wednesday 4th of April 2018
Thanks for sharing your low carb lunch idea at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing. Theresa @DearCreatives
Wednesday 4th of April 2018
I love lettuce cups! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.
Monday 2nd of April 2018
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon! Miz Helen
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Saturday 31st of March 2018
I love lettuce wraps - these are great. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!
Monday 26th of March 2018
Looks yummy! I forget about lettuce wraps. I just started a low carb diet and will be needing some great recipes. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim