Apr 23, 2012

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps



All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat.

Making shredded buffalo chicken in the slow cooker is super easy, anyone can do this and you can use the chicken for everything from wraps and salads, to pizza toppings, sandwiches and more! A great low-carb, gf way I like to eat this is in a lettuce wrap topped with shredded carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing. I used my skinny blue cheese dressing (not included in n.i.) or if you're not a fan of blue cheese, you can use my skinny ranch.



If you're a buffalo chicken fan, you may also like Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip or Skinny Baked Buffalo Wings.




Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/2 cup chicken + veggies • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pt
Calories: 147.7 • Fat: 0.1 g • Carb: 5.2 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Protein: 24.9 g • Sugar: 1.7 g
Sodium: 879 mg

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used Frank's)

For the wraps:

  • 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks

Directions:

In a crock pot, combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn't enough). Cover and cook on high 4 hours.


Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the 1/2 cup broth and the hot sauce and set to on high for an additional 30 minutes. Makes 3 cups chicken.

To prepare lettuce cups, place 1/2 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf, top with 1/4 cup shredded carrots, celery and dressing of your choice. Wrap up and start eating!

242 comments :

  1. Ooh this will be perfect for upcoming cookouts for those who want to be "good!" :)

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  2. YAY!!!! Thank you so much for creating a skinny buffalo chicken recipe!!! You answered my request! I can hardly wait to make this!!!

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  3. I can't wait to make this!!!!!

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  4. Can you do this on low for 8 hours? I love to use my crockpot when I'm at work, but I wouldn't want the chicken to dry out

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    1. Another tip I got from a cooking mag was to put your crock with all the ingredients in the fridge the night before. The extra time it takes to heat up the ceramic crock will buy your chicken some time and help lessen the drying out while you are at work.

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    2. I always put frozen chicken in the crock pot, and often leave it in for close to 10 hours and it's always good.

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  5. I wish I were eating this RIGHT NOW!!!

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  6. Thanks so much for the great recipes! WW has been easy with the help of your great site.

    One specific question on this recipe - could I leave it on low for 6-8hrs instead of high for 4? I love to use the crockpot, but I'm gone all day.

    Thanks

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  7. Perfect! I loved your buffalo chicken dip and was looking for a way to make it more friendly as an entree. I'll definitely be making this one. Also LOVE the blue cheese recipe - I make that practically evey week.

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  8. This sounds fantastic! But can you use frozen chicken? I've used it in crock pot meals before and it makes life SO MUCH EASIER!

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    1. I never have, but I know many people do so I'm sure that would be fine.

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  9. This looks amazing! I can't wait to make this, its in the highs 80's here so a lettuce wrap will be perfect!

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  10. I haven't tried lettuce wraps of any kind but love this variation!

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  11. This looks so good. I bet it would be good with your low fat buttermilk ranch dressing too. I can't wait to try this.

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  12. I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow!

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  13. A tip I got from pinterest... If you put the still hot chicken into a Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the paddle attachment, the chicken shreds perfectly in like 10 seconds. Its totally worth washing the extra bowl.

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    1. I tried this tonight with my crock pot BBQ chicken. Amazing! I can't imagine hand shredding ever again! Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Thanks so much for this! I love shredded chicken/pork, but I have arthritis and shredding is sooooo painful. By the time I'm done I don't even care about the food anymore!! Will definitely be using this.

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    3. I tried your tip and it has changed my life!!!

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  14. YUM!!!!:) Can you use plain water instead of the chicken broth if you have to be careful of sodium intake?

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    1. Yes, you can but beware, the hot sauce is high in sodium.

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    2. I didn't have any chicken broth when I made this so I just used water. I thought it still came out great:)

      Great recipe Gina, I've made these several times!

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  15. Oh, yummy! I am pinning this right now!

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  16. What a fantastic idea for the CrockPot and a lighter way to serve with lettuce cups! This is a wonderful recipe, Gina. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow this looks so easy and delicious! Usually when I cook chicken in the slow cooker it turns out really dry but I bet the broth is the key. I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks for posting!

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  18. I'm so glad you posted this! So easy and yummy! The two ingredients I like in a meal. Can't wait to try! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!

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  19. This recipe could not of came at a better time! Since I'm planning my lunches for the week.. and it's exactly what I was looking for.

    I made the turkey taco lettuce wraps last week and I just adored them so I wanted something simlar but different.. this will be perfect!

    I make the meat in advance, then I warm it up at work and make my wrap!

    Oh how I love your recipies Gina!! :)

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  20. I wonder how it would be with Quorn...

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  21. That looks SO good! I love lettuce wraps; I made Buffalo chickpea lettuce wraps once, but never with chicken. Yum!

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  22. Hi! Just discovered your blog yesterday (already made the cream of zuchinni soup and Loved it!) and I just have to tell you how head over heels in love I am with your blog! It came to me at Just the right time when I was looking for easy, healthy recipes for my family! Thank you!
    Joia =0)

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  23. Mmm that shredded chicken looks so appetising! I love using lettuce leaves as wraps for delicious meaty things like that. Great idea!

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  24. Love the way you've added the shredded carrot and celery -- excellent way to sneak in some veggies there for the kids!

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  25. Crock pot is standing by on the ready......could you use a precooked chicken and warm it through the crock pot with the other ingredients? sort of cheat?

    LOl thanks Gina for another wonderful recipe....

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  26. Yum!!! I'm having lettuce wraps for dinner tonight, but now I wish we were having Buffalo Chicken Lettuce wraps instead!

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  27. I made up a shredded chicken in the crock pot a few weeks ago with carots and celery. I used some of it to make chicken soup and frozen the rest in 2 cups bags. I figured I could use it for different casseroles etc.. This will be perfect. Thanks

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  28. Hi Gina,

    I didn't read all the comments, so someone might have already let you know that both the links to other buffalo chicken recipes take us to the buffalo wings and neither to the buffalo chicken dip. Love your site! I made the pepper steak stir fry tonight and it was delish, but my favorite is still the chicken enchiladas :)

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    1. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/lighter-buffalo-chicken-dip.html

      its called SKINNY BUFFALO DIP
      HOPE THIS WORKS.

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  29. My husband and I are not huge fans of very spicy foods... I wonder if I can substitute the hot sauce for something more mild??? Any suggestions????

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    1. BBQ sauce? Just double check the points if you're doing WW. But a 1/2 cup of sauce divided by 6 servings isn't bad.

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    2. Try looking for a mild buffalo sauce at the store, not sure how it effects the points though. If you do use BBQ, I would sub ranch for blue cheese, or leave it off all together.

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    3. I'm wimpy when it comes to spicy foods, so I cut the hot sauce down to a 1/4 cup and thought it still came out great.

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  30. Looks delicious! I just posted a buffalo chicken salad recipe on my blog. Love the idea of lettuce wraps! I'll have to try that next time.

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  31. To make it even a little more nutritious/nutrient dense, use Kale or Rainbow Chard. It alters the flavor a little and doesn't have the crunch that you get from iceburg lettuce but there is so much more goodness in there!

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    1. Maybe you could put the shredded Kale in the crockpot for the last half hour, then put all of it in the lettuce? Then you would still get the nutrition and the crunch.

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  32. love looking a pictures of your food

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  33. Where can I find the skinny blue cheese?

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    1. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/04/low-fat-creamy-blue-cheese-dressing.html

      just helping out

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  34. These are amazing! I make a dish like this all the time!! Nothing like a healthy Buffalo Wing Style Chicken!! Using Franks is the only way to go!!

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  35. Hi Gina - I use "I Wanna Nom" to mark recipes - saves tons of paper! For some reason it won't work on your site, I've tried several times... do you know why?? I'm bummed cause I love your recipes...
    Thanks, Monique

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  36. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it.

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  37. We're not fans of the buffalo chicken taste, what besides bbq flavors might work with the shredded chicken wraps?

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    1. I'd think asian flavors would work well - I'm thinking of PF Chang's lettuce wraps!

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    2. I was wondering the same thing! Don't care for buffalo flavor...do you think Sirachi(sp?) would work?

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  38. I know what is for dinner tomorrow night :)

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  39. Sounds easy & yummy, marking this one down to try for sure!

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  40. I dont have a crock pot... any other way to get the chicken shredded and cooked perfectly?

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  41. I have boiled chicken in a large pot and then shredded it. I also use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment to shred chicken. It's so easy and done in seconds.

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  42. Trying this tonight.. have it in the crock pot right now. and the house smells so good.

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  43. Always looking for new easy recipes to serve when we entertain at our lakehouse. This will be perfect!! Thanks!!

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  44. YUM! I clicked on the buffalo chicken dip and it brought me to the buffalo wings. Would love this recipe. Thanks!

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    1. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/lighter-buffalo-chicken-dip.html

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  45. Gina, I love your recipes and have made several of them- can't wait to try this one!! One question though, I have a baby tongue and can't handle spicy foods. Is the hot sauce your recommended really spicy, or are there milder versions of that sauce? What other sauces would you recommend for flavor, but not really for spiciness? Thank you!! :)

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  46. Does anyone have recommendations on how to make this with the buffalo chicken taste, but mild? Thanks! I love all of the recipes I've tried so far from this site! Most earn the "better than [great] restaurant quality" label by my hubby & go on the repeat list. So great to be yummy & healthy!! Thanks!

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    1. I would just use less Frank's hot sauce. I did that with the buffalo chicken dip recipe. I think I used half of what the recipe called for and it was perfect.

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    2. I'm also wimpy when it comes to hot food. I used a 1/4 cup of hot sauce and I thought it came out fine!

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    3. I used the full amount and didn't think it was too spicy, the blue cheese dressing helps cool it down. Maybe a mild buffalo wing sauce would work?

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  47. delicious! My 2 year old gobbled it up!

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  48. This is the best blog ever I swear. I love how the recipes are good for you AND actually taste phenomenal.

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  49. This sounds fantastic, but I don't have a slow cooker. I was thinking I might try it in the oven in my french oven ( cast iron). Any thoughts on what temperature might be best, and timing?

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  50. Made this tonight, with Frank's Buffalo Style Sauce (instead of the regular hot sauce). It was SOOOO GOOD. I was impressed on how delicious the chicken tasted before I even added the sauce. So versatile for so many dishes!

    Thank you, Gina!

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  51. My husband is going to be so happy when i surprise him with this recipe.
    2 questions tho.
    1. Can i cook it on the stove on low heat instead of the crockpot?
    2. Can i use Srirachi hot sauce?

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    1. Sure why not!! But use less, or it will be too spicy!

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    2. does "I Wanna Nom" work with your site? I'm having trouble with it, wondering if it is just my computer - or an overall thing..

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  52. Now this is a nice way to enjoy some buffalo chicken flavours!

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  53. can we freeze this?

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  54. I've cooked about 100 recipes from Skinny Taste, and this is one of my favorites. My husband had to stop himself at 3 wraps, and my 5 year old son ate his (along with the homemade blue cheese dressing) on a tortilla. Excellent flavor without the added fat. Thank you so much for making healthy delicious food!

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    1. Oooh, excellent idea! I love the lettuce wraps but the rest of the family aren't the biggest fans. I'll just put out the tortillas too and everyone will be happy! Lettuce wraps for me, taco-style for everyone else! THANKS! :)

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  55. :) I made it last night!! Had to skip the crock pot as I was to starving to wait the 4 hours ;) The celery, garlic, onion, and broth make the most delicious chicken. Also made the blue cheese dressing. Yummers! Thanks Gina!!!

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  56. To all more experienced cooks, this is an emergency call. This is not an exercise, I repeat, this is not an exercise. ;)

    I tried to make a pulled chicken right now ...

    I took a chicken breast, added bbq sauce, put it in a bag, removed the air and dropped it into water. That was about 2h 45min ago. The Temperatur was between 75°C (167°F)and 80°C (176°F). Do you think it's ready?

    I took some pictures for the visualization.

    http://mattstasty.blogspot.de/2012/04/burrito-with-pulled-chicken-mexican.html

    Please help me.

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  57. This sounds like a great recipe!! One question though.....why discard the broth? Why not add a few more veggies like carrots and kale or whatever you put in to make a nice stock and then use it to make a delicious soup or strain and use as stock for other recipes? That's my plan :o)

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    1. I was thinking exactly the same thing. Are you a big kale fan as well? I LOVE both raw and sautéed kale dishes!

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  58. Here's a 'hack' for you: Hubs and I are doing low carb and makes wings alot; but we usually make jerk wings, not plain hot ones. So we boiled some chicken, shredded it, added some butter to a saute pan, added chicken, added this sauce:

    http://www.amazon.com/Walkerswood-Jamaican-Jerk-Seasoning-10/dp/B0001CVDZI

    then wrapped in red leaf lettuce and dipped in blue cheese dressing, as the jerk is a tad hot. Yum! and low carb!

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  59. Making tonight! Love, Love, Love! Thanks Gina!

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  60. Oh Gina...I have been on Weight Watchers for a year and have so missed my hot wings, so I made this last night to have for supper tonight...I used the laughing cow cheese wedge (Blue Cheese Flavor) and wrapped it in a high fiber low carb tortilla...omg...I can not tell you how wonderful this is...thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY!!! I have lost 85# and have about 25 to goal and this is gonna help me get there. thanks again!!! Linda

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  61. We had this for dinner tonight. The hubs wasn't into the lettuce wrap(although piled it into his tortilla). Awesome!! The kids had mac and cheese and gotta say buffalo drippings on the mac was tasty too.

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  62. This was delicious! And so very easy. I immediately passed it on to a friend. I love adding Greek yogurt and black beans to the mix in the lettuce cup.

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  63. Hi Gina,
    This is my first post. I started WW a couple of months ago and I honestly didn't think I could stick to the plan until I was told about your site from a friend. All of the recipes I have tried are so yummy and I would never know they are guilt free. My husband said I've been cooking the most delicous food we've eaten in the 5 years we've been married and my 2 yr old daughter LOVED your stuffed pepper soup recipe that I made last week! Thank you, thank you!! BTW, this buffalo chicken recipe was awesome!

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  64. Ooooo sooo yummy! Thanks for yet another delish treat !

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  65. Amazing! 5/5 stars, and!!! My husband ate it (he eats his on tortillas because he does NOT need to cut calories)- and also gave it the double thumbs up- something to be said for family friendly:)

    my entire review will be here www.facebook.com/soon2bFormerFatChicks along with pictures from mine! (artwork I tell you)

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  66. Delicious! Made it last night. Used Frank's Buffalo Sauce instead of Hot Sauce so chicken wasn't too spicy. So easy! I love crock pot recipes!

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  67. This was another winner. I used turkey tenderloin because it was so much cheaper than chicken breasts, and it turned out great! Ate it with the blue cheese dip (also very yummy) with carrots & celery in the lettuce cups as Gina suggested, and it was a very tasty dinner!

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  68. Cheryl Haynes4/29/12, 1:32 PM

    Making this at the moment on the hob and for all UK people, I got Franks sauce from Tesco. It smells divine...can't wait.

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  69. what do i do with the garlic clove? put it in whole? fingers crossed....that's what i'm doing right now...

    kim :)

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  70. Made these yesterday and loved them! My chicken was a little watery. I am wondering if I put too much chicken broth back in with the Frank's hot sauce?? Nonetheless, very tasty and healthy!

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  71. Delicious recipe i topped the lettuce wraps with hidden valley ranch dip mixed with light sourcream.....i ate my leftover chicken as a snack with triscuits...yum!

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  72. This was delicious. It took absolutely no time to prepare and was enjoyed by everyone.

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  73. Finally I found a healthy a winner that my husband would eat! These were easy to make and the low fat blue cheese dressing was a hit as well. Thank you!

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  74. These were good! I had it in lettuce cups, my husband had it on corn tortillas and my daughter had it on a whole wheat roll. Everyone was happy! (my husband made nachos the next day and put the leftovers on his nachos! He was very happy!!)

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  75. I made this for dinner this past weekend. It was so hot we couldn't eat it. We ended up throwing it out!

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  76. I have to say, I've been on WW a couple of times before, with limited success. This time I don't see any problems in my future with a site like this! One of the best recipes ever, diet or not! Thank you!

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  77. I love your site... I found it last week and have literally made 6 recipes. I am making this one now, for dinner tomorrow. I have loved everything I've made so far and I cannot wait to try this. I enjoy all of the delicious food but in a healthy manner. Who does eating right can't be delish? Obviously they haven't visited your site. <3

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  78. My new favorite!!! I needed some healthy carbs so I did a whole wheat tortilla instead of lettuce. Now if Franks Red Hot Sauce came in low sodium it would be perfect but that would probably compromise the taste. Thanks for this one and I can't wait to cook this for friends!!!

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  79. can I just say that I love that you use Frank's AND that you use blue cheese and not ranch? Thanks for giving Buffalo the credit it's due!

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  80. Made this the other night, it was AWESOME!!! My husband and I loved it!!

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  81. I love lettuce wrap type dishes. Refreshing and savory at the same time.

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  82. I made this for the family and they loved it. The blue cheese dressing really puts this recipe over the top. My advice is to make sure your lettuce leaves are dried really well. Wet lettuce made my first wrap a bit messy, but so delicious!

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  83. I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  84. This was AMAZING!!!! I will add to definitely make sure your lettuce is completely dried or it will make a runny mess, still very very good though!

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  85. Thanks for a great recipe - the entire family loved it! I LOVE the buffalo chicken taste, but don't like anything fried or chicken with skin, so it's hard to find the taste without those things. This is delicious, easy, and low-cal to boot! Even my carb-loving hubby loved the lettuce wraps (although he also had one on a low-carb tortilla and said that was terrific too!) I can't tell you how many times hubby said that this was one of the most awesome thing I've made in a long time. So tasty, I will be making this probably once a week this summer!

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  86. Thanks for another amazing recipe! I made this tonight for my boyfriend and I... we both fell in LOVE!! I can't say enough how helpful your website has been on my journey to healthy eating. It is sites like yours that have inspired me to start my own blog with low-cal recipes, Delaine's Skinny Delights. Check it out if you have a chance... I would love to hear any input you may have :)

    http://delainesskinnydelights.blogspot.ca/

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  87. I made this yesterday- it was really good...and easy! This will definitely be repeated in the near future. Thank you!

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  88. I should have found this *before* our poker party tonight!

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  89. I made this for dinner tonight and OMG this is delicious! I love spicy food, but I think I'm gonna have to cut the cayenne pepper sauce in half next time I make it! WOWSERZ!! That was hot! I ate this in the lettuce wraps like the recipe calls for and my fiancee ate them in a low carb tortilla! We will definitely be making these again! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  90. Made this tonight. Delicious, satisfying, and low point value. Thanks!

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  91. i made these for dinner tonight. they were very good. i used half of the franks hot sauce and ate them as lettuce wraps. i will be having the leftovers with tortillas. definite thumbs up. they were simple to make, inexpensive, and low cost.

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  92. I accidentally weighed the chicken while it was frozen instead of thawed...rookie mistake. But it was still great!

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    1. Frozen food weighs the same as thawed food...

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  93. So good and even better cold for lunch the next day!

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    1. Oh great, that's exactly what I was looking for, I wanted to mix all the stuffing together and put them in one Tupperware to take to work, but didn't want hot veggies. Thanks!

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  94. So since I love shortcuts and hate leftovers... I bought a package of pulled rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and just microwaved it with a little chicken stock and Frank's buffalo sauce. It worked like a charm for a quick single serving! :)

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  95. This chicken dish is soooooo delicious. Even better the second day! My daughter has requested that I make it once a week!

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  96. I absolutely love this recipe! The first time I made it for my roommate and our friends and there was nothing left at the end - everyone else loved it too! I made another batch shortly after so I could take it to work for lunch throughout the week. One serving is perfect with a 2 point medium whole wheat tortilla. I just smear the dressing on the tortilla, place my lettuce wrap on top , fill with the chicken, carrots and celery and then wrap it all up! Yum! Thanks for another fantastic recipe, Gina!

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  97. Just made this and it was awesome!! I added a dash of franks buffalo wing sauce also and it was perfect. it gave me the fix I needed for my wings craving and it was very filling. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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  98. My sister made this dish yesterday and it was DEELISH!!! Since she doesn't like spicy food we used bbq sauce instead of the hot sauce. Also THANKS to the person that shared the shredding tip, it worked out beautifully! I'll never shred by hand again! This is a light and refreshing dish that will go into rotation in our home!

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  99. Do you have to use a celery stalk? I decided to make this on a whim, but I do not have celery in the house. Will this "damage" the recipe? Hopefully not because this looks delicious!!!!

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    1. I've made this several times and didn't always have celery on hand each time, and thought it still came out well without it. I definitely think using the onion and/or garlic gives it a good flavor though.

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  100. Hello! I'm making this recipe tonight and I cannot wait to eat it. Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts? Also, what do you recommend as a side dish with this? Thanks for sharing such fabulous recipes :)

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  101. I made this for dinner tonight and it was really good! I used reduced fat blue cheese crumbles instead of dressing. I also paired it with baked sweet potato fries and slices of fresh tomato with salt and pepper. Yum!

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  102. I made this and my husband proclaimed it his favorite thing I have made! Love Love Love!!

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  103. I've made this three times now and we have loved it every time! Wonderful recipe, thanks!

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  104. Hey all! If I were to double this, how long would I need to cook it on low? Or high? I'm not really well versed in crockpot cooking...

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  105. I really hate the taste of onions... will I loose a lot of flavor if i don't put them in the crock pot? Any other suggestions?

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    1. You don't really taste them but leave them out if you must.

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  106. I just made this with generic hot sauce. It's good but I would recommend Franks Red Hot for a better taste. As a wimp when it comes to spice I find the 1/2 cup was fine, but I may have used more chicken.

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  107. Hey, Gina! This is about to go into the crock pot. I decided to use this in pumpernickel wraps, so I am making the blue cheese broccoli slaw that you posted with the buffalo turkey burgers. I think it's all going to pair very well together!

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  108. I mix a small amount of yogurt-based blue cheese dressing and fat free sour cream in mine.

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  109. Hi Gina! I love your recipes! My husband absolutely loved your pulled pork with Homemade Kansas City BBQ sauce. Could I use that sauce with the pulled chicken?

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  110. Gina, I made this tonight. It's wonderful!

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  111. Love this idea! Did you use the regular Franks red hot sauce or the Frank's Buffalo sauce? Thank you for clarifying!

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  112. As I am rereading this, I just realized that I told my husband to put the hot sauce in with the chicken, chicken broth, onions, etc. Is there anything I can do fix this mistake when I get home tonight?

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  113. I don't have a crock pot. How can I do this in the oven? I'm new to cooking so I'm a little lost on how to cook it in the oven. Thanks so much!

    -Jessica

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  114. What would you suggest as a side item? I really want to try this!

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  115. Is it okay and safe to put raw chicken in crock pot?

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  117. Made this over Memorial Day and everyone who brought sandwiches and subs to the lake house for lunch was very jealous! Delicious! It's messy though, I was thinking of maybe adding a bit of cornstarch with the hot sauce to thicken up the sauce, so the lettuce wraps aren't so drippy.

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  118. Made this as directed 3 times now - and it comes out terrific! I've found that adjusting broth/hot sauce ratio is all that's needed to control "drippiness." Add liquids to shredded chicken slowly until just absorbed. Hubby and 8 year old LOVE this on salad, in lettuce wraps, on sprouted tortillas, etc. Quite a hit with a little sprinkled blue cheese or jalapeno ranch dressing, too.

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  119. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times THANK YOU!!! I have been trying to find a place with healthy recipes that are for real food. Finally stumbled onto your blog from a comment on another site and found 4 just on the front page. Can not wait to dig into all your recipes! Thank you for taking the time to put out these healthy recipes for real people to eat. By 'real' I mean, simple, inexpensive, regular food. Not these fancy, 32 ingredient, 28 of which you'll never use for anything else, recipes on most other sites! Again I say, thank you!!! :-)

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  120. Well, I tried this for my husband tonight - it was a bomb! He laughed at my lettuce wraps. I wanted to try something I figured he'd like - buffalo chicken. He ate it, but said he wasn't impressed.
    Personally, I loved the flavor of the chicken prior to the hot sauce.

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  121. Made this for my family today and we all loved it! We made wraps; that is, we had the shredded chicken on flour tortillas with romaine lettuce, blue cheese dressing, and blue cheese crumbles. We also want to try the shredded chicken on a salad. Will be great as well I am sure. THANK YOU!

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  122. These were wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

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  123. These were great! So easy and yummy. I served them on the lettuce as pictured, fully expecting my husband to get up and stuff it all in a tortilla, but he LOVED them! I found it to be super filling (2 lettuce wraps for me was a little too much).

    The only thing I did differently was add the 1/2 cup Franks in the beginning (ooops). I don't think it would matter much, except that was almost all the Franks I had and the taste wasn't very strong after cooking, so in the last 1/2 hour I added about 1/4 cup Franks and some BBQ sauce and it was very yummy. I almost think 1/2 cup would be too spicy for me, although I'm sure my husband would love it.

    And glad to see I'm not the only one who had sauce dripping everywhere. I'll try to add a little less in the last half hour next time.

    Thanks!

    OH! And I cooked it on low for 8 hours as some people have asked and the chicken basically fell apart. Delicious.

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  124. Had this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I loved it and so did the hubby :) success!

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  125. Thanks for posting your recipes - they are great and I love that you add the WW pts and nutritional info. Thanks so much.

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  126. This was delicious! I train for bikini/fitness competitions and this fits right into my rigorous diet. Thank you so much :)

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  127. I made this today for lunch and it was both light AND filling at the same time!! I don't know how you do it Gina... I am OBSESSED with your blog! I just finished baking some Pineapple Bliss cupcakes for a pool party tomorrow!!

    I LOVE SKINNY TASTE!!!

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  128. These were great. I admit to taking a shortcut, using chicken I already had shredded and frozen, but followed the rest of the directions. The blue cheese dressing was great. Leftovers made a fun chopped salad for lunch, and more leftovers will become a Buffalo Chicken pizza for dinner tomorrow.

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  129. How long would this keep in the fridge? Sounds like a perfect lunch option for the work week!

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  130. Love the recipe, looking forward to trying it!
    One question/comment:
    Why would you discard the liquid the chicken cooked in? This is practically a light stock or poaching liquid.
    I'd strain it and freeze it in cubes or baggies for future use!

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  131. I love this recipe so much I've made it twice now. I have been eating the chicken in high fiber, low carb, whole grain tortillas with romaine lettuce and a little blue cheese dressing. Today I made the best salad with the chicken, a lot of romaine lettuce, some fresh avocado, grape tomatoes, diced red onion, and just a drizzle of plain yogurt. Best salad EVER!

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  132. Loved this! I thought I screwed it up as I put in the Frank's at the beginning. But was delicious! Looking forward to making it again the right way!

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  133. I made this tonight for my lunch this week.. I can't wait to have lunch. It's soo delicious. I also made the blue cheese dressing from scratch. The night before I made the sausage stuffed zucchini boats. Huge hit with my family. Thank you so much for you recipes Gina. I am just getting started on Weight Watchers and this has made the transition from eating fast food to actually enjoying home cooked meals so much easier.

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  134. We love this recipe! Sometimes we do it as lettuce wraps My husband really likes wrapping it in a low carb tortilla & blue cheese. Tonight I'm doing it as a Buffalo chicken salad w/ light ranch dressing (not a big fan of blue cheese). We've eaten it as sandwiches w/ jalapenos on it. Sometimes I just eat it by itself! So tasty!! So easy to make and makes wonderful leftovers!

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  135. I know there are already a million comments on this post, but I hope one more is okay. I just wanted to say that I made this with the blue cheese dip for my boyfriend and roommate last night and they (and I!) loved it! This is definitely going in my meal rotation :)

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  136. I finally made this tonight and it was awesome!! I used Frank's Wing Sauce which has an added butter flavor but no extra calories. My husband said the chicken would be good cold too. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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  137. I just recently saw a kitchen tip for shredding meat in the Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment. I haven't tried it yet but it sounds like it would simplify the shredding process a lot!

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  138. Thanks for the recipe! I was wondering how I should adjust the cooking time, if we're only going to do half the recipe (since there are only two of us). Thanks!

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  139. Made this just this weekend! Wow, was it delicous! The blue cheese dressing was excellent, definitely way better than I was expecting.
    I put the chicken in there frozen and cooked on low for 8 hours.

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  140. Perfect answer to my husbands request for wings!

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  141. Making this now! Thank you for sharing!

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  142. Loved it!!! Thank you. I have been making and enjoying a bunch of your recipes!

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  143. Have you ever tried Frank's new Buffalo Sauce? SO yummy! Right next to the Frank's Red Hot sauce at the store :)

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  144. How do you make the chicken nice and soft and shredded without a crockpot?

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  145. I made this for my husband today and it was so delicious. He loves buffalo wings and this is the perfect healthy alternative. He actually said, "Whoever thought up this recipe is a genius." :) Thanks Gina!!!

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  146. I made this recipe last week- definitely created a lot of broth, which was nice because I can use it for another recipe. As a household of only two, we had lots of leftovers. We started to get sick of them (how is that even possible?!), so today I took the leftover shredded buffalo chicken (approximately 1.5 c) and mixed it with 1/2 cup Chobani plain yogurt, 1/2 stick of Neufchatel cream cheese (a lighter version of cream cheese), and some blue cheese crumbles. Microwaved for a few minutes, stirred well, and it was AWESOME!

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  147. Made this with frozen chicken breasts, chicken broth and a can of rotel with all other ingredients. It was the 1st time I've ever used my crock pot. We Loved it!!!!!

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  148. I have a Tabasco pepper sauce. Can I use that?

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  149. I love buffalo chicken, and have a solution to cutting the sodium.

    I make my own! Sometimes I will use 3/4 my own with 1/4 of franks to cut the sodium. So really you could use any ratio of the two you like.

    I found this Buffalo Sauce recipe in a comments/forum section of myfitnesspal: although I usually halve the chili and red pepper and sometimes double the vinegar because I almost singed my eyebrows off the first time I made it(the sauce that is) for my boyfriend!

    The only real source of sodium in it is the chili powder which does contain salt.

    1/4 C water
    2 T unsalted butter or olive oil
    1/2 T chili powder
    2 T ground red pepper
    1/4 C cider vinegar

    Simmer for 5 minutes. Add more vinegar to taste. The more vinegar you add, the thinner it gets and tastes more and more like bottled sauce. I prefer butter to olive oil b/c it seems to give it a sweeter, smoother taste.

    Keeps well in the fridge for weeks.

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  150. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It has become a weekly staple in our house. Really delicious!

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  151. I tried to comment on a conversation way up above, but the reply button would not work. I wanted to caution those who were discussing placing food into crock pot and refrigerating overnight. Do not put crockpot dish itself into frig; the extra time it takes to warm up the dish the next day is extra time your raw meat is sitting at a temp that is not safe. I have read in two sources that this is unsafe to do.

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  152. Is it really 3 pounds of chicken?

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  153. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! I added it to my Slow Cooker Friday feature today! http://www.ruralhousewife.com/1/post/2012/10/slow-cooker-friday-buffalo-chicken-lettuce-wraps.html

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  154. Hi Gina,
    I am new at using a crockpot and have a question. My hubby bought a Kitchen aid crockpot rather large in size. One thing that I am concerned about is the lid it has a glass and rubber lid but when I close it there is space between the lid and actual pot. Is that normal? I thought it should have a good seal. what type do you use. and does the size of the pot matter? Thanks! E

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  155. Bought the ingredients today but forgot the celery. Is it 100% needed for the crockpot step to add the celery? Don't want to have to run to the store before work just for stalk :)

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  156. I found this on Pinterest and made it tonight, I used frozen chicken breast and cooked it on high and it was ready in 3hrs! My family is eating it in burritos but Im following the recipe lol

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  157. Had these last night. I let the chicken cook all day while I was at work. Once I got home I had printed off your recipes for skinny ranch and blue cheese, and your skinny cheese sticks. While I finished up the chicken, my three teens fixed the other 3 things. I handed them the recipe and they went at it. Very proud of them. Everything turned out great. The cheese sticks were the best we have ever had. 3 of us had the chicken on lettuce and the other 2 had them on soft taco shells. They were a hit.

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  158. I've been married for a month and so far this has been my husband's favorite meal by far!

    Thank you for posting so many easy-to-follow, delicious, healthy recipes!!

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  159. We had these for dinner a few ights ago & they were delicious! Tonight we had the leftover chicken over rice with a little bit of shredded light cheddar and light sour cream. So good!

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  160. Wonderful! Will be making again very soon.

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  161. I made this last night and loved it! Make sure you follow the directions for the liquid b/c I got a little over-zealous with the Frank's and it was a bit more sloppy than I would like. The measurements are perfect, don't mess with them!

    I highly recommend not deviating from making them lettuce wraps. The spiciness of the Frank's pairs beautiifully with the cool crispness of the lettuce, plus you won't get that terrible bloated feeling afterward from the starchy carbs of a tortilla, bread, or rice. I will make a sandwich with the leftovers but I beg you, try it with the lettuce. You won't be disappointed!

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  162. Found this on pinterest, and I never make time to go back and comment, but I seriously had to this time! I made it as written and it wasn't too spicy for my 6 year old and my very picky husband loved it! This will be a staple at my house from now on! We don't do blue cheese, but you don't need it! Yummy! Thanks

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