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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, low calorie, wrap
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal
Author: foodyschmoody


  • 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

Optional Fillings/Garnishes

  • 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!


Calories: 262kcal