Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Quinoa
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.
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 lb boneless chicken tenders (or breasts) cut into small bite sized pieces
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly cracked
- ½ teaspoon 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
- chopped celery
- chopped or shaved carrot
- chopped green onion
- blue cheese dressing
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium/high heat. Add chicken to skillet. Cook chicken, occasionally stirring until no longer pink.
Add butter and hot sauce to chicken. Stir well until combined. Cook chicken in the hot sauce for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat.
To assemble, place quinoa & chicken in lettuce leaf. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!