Thursday, August 14, 2014

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

For the past eight years, I have been trying to eat better. First, it was about the baby; I made Emma baby food from organic produce.  Then, it was about the community; I joined a CSA to be a part of local agriculture. Next, it was about health; I read Eat to Live while John read The End of Overeating and tried to reconfigure our food purchases.  These changes were the summer. Crazed schedules, illnesses, and work hit in September and I'd fall back into my old habits...a few of the changes we made stuck. Probably not enough to make a difference.  Now, I am trying again.  This recipe came from Schall Fitness where I am participating in my first ever challenge group-eating healthy, daily exercise, building strength, and preventing injury.

My family devoured this recipe.  I LOVE leftovers, so I use the entire bag of chicken.  Our leftovers go great on a whole wheat tortilla, crackers, or more lettuce.  This will be a great one to pack in my lunch with a tortilla.  The kids had theirs minus the hot sauce.


  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • Chicken broth (I use Better Than Bullion from Costco to make my chicken broth)
  • Onion, diced
  • Garlic, minced 
  • Hot sauce
  • Optional 1/4 cup cream cheese, cubes
Wrap toppings
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Feta cheese
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Carrots, shredded
  • Black beans (trying to pump up the protein)
  1. Place chicken breasts in crock pot, add garlic and onion.  Cover with chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker; shred with two forks.  Reserve 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  3. Put chicken back in crock; add hot sauce, broth, and cubed cream cheese (if using). Mix.  Cover and heat on low for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop onto lettuce and garnish as desired.
NOTE: My kids aren't fans of hot stuff; I keep about 1/3 of my shredded chicken plain for the kids.  They will eat it on lettuce, cracker, or tortillas. 

These were the Day 2 leftovers-so I changed up the toppings a little.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: Prep-15 minutes; slow cooking-4 hours and 30 mintues

1 comment:

  1. I love cooking meals with my crock pot! These are some great recipes and I pinned this to my Pinterest crock pot/slow cooker board. Thanks so much for sharing! Delete Skype Account Watch Cartoons Online Sports Streaming Sites Movie Streaming Sites Speed Dating Questions