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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Quinoa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This version of a buffalo chicken wrap is lightened up by leaving off the breading and adding in some healthy quinoa.  Quick and easy for a weeknight meal.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, low calorie, wrap
Servings: 4
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: foodyschmoody
Ingredients
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless chicken tenders (or breasts) cut into small bite sized pieces
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper freshly cracked
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T butter
  • ¼ C cayenne pepper sauce I use Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 C prepared quinoa
  • 6-8 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • blue cheese crumbles as much or as little as you like
Optional Fillings/Garnishes
  • chopped celery
  • chopped or shaved carrot
  • chopped green onion
  • blue cheese dressing
Instructions
  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium/high heat.  Add chicken to skillet.  Cook chicken, occasionally stirring until no longer pink. 

  3. Add butter and hot sauce to chicken.  Stir well until combined.  Cook chicken in the hot sauce for 2-3 minutes.  Turn off heat.

  4. To assemble, place quinoa & chicken in lettuce leaf.  Top with desired toppings.  Enjoy!