Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)

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All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat. A delicious, low-carb lettuce wrap topped with shredded carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing. I topped it with skinny blue cheese dressing (not included in n.i.) or you can top it with my skinny ranch.

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! I've now updated this with instructions for the Instant Pot as well!Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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

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! I’ve now updated this with instructions for the Instant Pot as well!

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are low-carb, keto, gluten-free and low calorie, and don’t interfere with the flavors of the filling. A few tips when making lettuce wraps:

  • Look for lettuce leaves that are large enough to hold the filling. I like to use iceberg lettuce for larger cups. Romaine lettuce and baby romaine are also great.
  • The leaves of butter or boston lettuce are smaller, but also wonderful.
  • If you prefer, you can turn this into a big chopped salad by simply serving this over a bowl over chopped lettuce.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps – easy, light and SO good!
All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat. Making shredded buffalo chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot is super easy!
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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot)

147.5 Cals 25 Protein 5.2 Carbs 0.1 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
All the flavors you love from buffalo wings without all the added fat. Making shredded buffalo chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot is super easy!


For the chicken:

  • 24 oz 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 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


Slow cooker method:

  • In a slow cooker, 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!

Instant Pot method:

  • Combine chicken, onions, celery stalk, garlic and broth (enough to cover your chicken, use water if the can of broth isn't enough) in the Instant Pot. Cover and cook high pressure 15 minutes. Natural release.
  • Remove the chicken from pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the pot with the 1/2 cup broth and the hot sauce and saute 2 to 3 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!


Serving: 1/2 cup + veggies, Calories: 147.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.2g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 879mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 1.5g
WW Points Plus: 3
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  1. Delicious! This was a big hit!  Thank you! 

  2. This is delicious and incredibly easy to make.   A great dinner for Sunday Football when you are trying to be healthy.   I loved the lettuce wrap but my family put it in a tortilla and liked it just as much.   I will certainly make this again.  

  3. Are PP the same as green points?

  4. The recipe looks good, but I have a question. WHY discard the remainder of broth after cooking the chicken??! It should be saved/frozen for use in soup or another recipe. Don’t throw out good food!

  5. I made this yesterday in the crockpot! Amazing, served on some white flour tortillas. I did not have lettuce leaves only mixed salad. Add that on top and had this with 9 tater tots and some California blend veg. So delicious and filling!!!

  6. Hi! Just wondering if it’s necessary to thaw the chicken before cooking it in my crock pot. I usually forget to thaw things in advance! If I can put it in frozen, would the time/temp need to be adjusted? Thanks so much! 🙂

  7. Could you add some Greek yogurt to this recipe to make it creamy? If you could, at what step would you include that? 

  8. What type of onion do you use? It just says 1/2 onion

  9. Could you use thighs instead of breasts? And how many? Thanks 

  10. Making this right now!
    Do you know the calories, protein, fibre etc numbers  for the chicken on its own?

  11. I cooked this recipe with a little less than 2 lbs of boneless chicken breast and I came out perfect!! We really liked the chicken with a teaspoon of ranch dressing with blue cheese crumbled on top. Use the Franks wing sauce, it is just a little thicker than regular Franks hot sauce. Try wapping the lettuce wrap with a low carb small size flour tortilla, its like a hot wing taco!!

  12. This was so incredibly easy and completely delicious!!

  13. Followed the directions exactly and this is a winner! My husband and I both loved it in our packed lunch!

  14. Can you use chicken bone broth instead of chicken stock?

  15. This chicken is goood and so easy! Instead of lettuce wraps I put it over baked corn tostadas with some shredded lettuce and avocado. Very yummy!

  16. Can you use boneless thighs? Would it change the cooking time?

  17. This probably is a really silly question lol but it says the onion is diced but nothing about the celery and garlic. Those are diced/minced too, right?

  18. These were good. I am not a huge fan of lettuce wraps but I do force my self to have them when I need a low carb option. I think this would also go great in a whole wheat pita.  Next time I will use less of the reserved broth, maybe only 1/4 cup. I think a half cup diluted the heat. I am assuming that this is 0 points because the Skinnytaste Blue Cheese Dressing is not added to the total??

  19. Husband approved!!

  20. This recipe was ok. Definitely don’t throw out the extra broth mixture… I saved it and used it for a soup!

  21. What’s the nutrition facts of just the finished chicken?

  22. If I  want to do this on low for 8 hours, will I have the same result?  Hoping to let it go all day tomorrow when I’m at work instead of the 4 hours on high. Thanks!

  23. Love this! Used the instant pot method and it was delicious! So easy too ????

  24. Hi Gina. We love this buffalo chicken. We have a potluck to attend next weekend and I’m wondering if I can double the recipe? Is the cooking time still the same? Thanks!

  25. Wow!  Extremely hot…glad I tasted it prior to adding the chicken back in.  Once I thinned down the heat, wasn’t that big of a deal.
    Will have to use a different hot sauce or one made specifically for buffalo chicken 

  26. What suggestions for condiments on this do you have for low calorie?

  27. Every time I make this recipe its a hit.  I try doubling and tripling this recipe for extras but the kids seem to make it disappear faster than I can save it!  

  28. Is this really 24oz of chicken? With only 16 oz of broth? Or is it (2) 4oz breast’s?  Thanks!

  29. Made this last night and it was delicious!

  30. Will the chicken freeze well after cooking? Thinking of freezing in lunch sized portions for a quick meal when I’m in a pinch.

    • I freeze mine for the on the go for the hubby and I, just make sure when you reheat to bring the temperature up to 165 for 15 seconds

  31. This was great — I followed the instant pot recipe exactly and it turned out great. It really helped me satisfied a buffalo chicken craving! And I LOOOOOOVE that it’s Zero Smart Points! Thank you so much – your recipes are such a huge help to me in my weight loss journey! (20 pounds lost, 40 to go!)

  32. This is a delicious and easy recipe. Really hits the spot when you’re craving the flavors of Buffalo wings!

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  38. Tried this last night and it was fantastic. My husband wants us to keep this meal in our weekly meal plan EACH week :). Thank you for all your amazing recipes. We love your website

  39. This was the first time I used my IP and it was delicious  & healthy!  Chicken was juicy.  This will be a go to meal 

  40. Delicious & healthy!  Chicken was juicy.  This will be a go to meal 

  41. Ugh, didn’t read although the way through 🙁 added hot sauce in the beginning … we’ll see how it turns out!!

    • all the way … fast fingers in haste LOL

      • I apologize if this has been asked before, but I am a new to the Instant Pot and have a question! Have all of your Instant Pot recipes been written assuming you are adding meat that it thawed out? Could I use frozen meat, and if so, are there any changes to the recipe/instructions (I’m assuming it might just mean a longer cooking time)?

  42. I LOVE this recipe. I make only the chicken part, and I double it then freeze it in one-cup portions. It’s great to have on hand because it’s a great base for so many recipes. Although it’s already super easy to make, I’m super lazy, so I made it even EASIER! I shred the chicken in my Kitchenaid mixer: Place the cooked chicken in the mixer while it’s still warm. Using the paddle attachment, set speed to level 2, and let the mixer run for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Keep an eye on it – you don’t want to let it go too long, or it’ll be mushed instead of shredded.. I understand that you can do this with a hand-held mixer as well, but I haven’t tried that yet.

  43. I just made this with frozen chicken breasts (I never remember to defrost anything – story of my life!) and it was delicious! I cooked it for the exact same amount of time (15 mins in the Instant Pot) and the chicken came out fully cooked yet still tender and moist. I am currently doing Whole30 for the month of January and I have a feeling this will be a stable meal for me!

  44. Hands down one of my favourite meals, I love chicken wings and this is a great replacement! I usually add a couple slices of avocado and some green onions, so so good!

  45. Gina, where do the points come from? Aren’t all the ingredients 0 points now?

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  54. I added the hot sauce with the chicken broth mixture right away, will that be ok or over powering??

  55. The link to the skinny buffalo chicken dip goes to the recipe for wings.l I can just search for it, right?

  56. I made these tonight. They were amazing!

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  58. This can be Whole30, right? Just leave out the Blue Cheese?

  59. I love cooking anyone yes

  60. How long do leftovers last in the fridge if its just the chicken?

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  63. We just ate this for dinner and it was delicious. I used an entire onion and fresh parsley. Stirring in a little fat free Greek yogurt at the end made it creamy. Thanks for the recipe!

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  65. What size crockpot do you use for this? I have what I think is a 7qt crockpot and have been looking at getting a 2.5 or 3qt crockpot for smaller, 2 person meals, but I want to make sure that 2-3qts wouldn’t be too small for this recipe.


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  67. Any suggestions on a way to make this less spicy for kids? I love it the way it is, but got some “too hot” complaints from the peanut gallery. I used Texas Pete.

    • Hi – I know you posted this a year ago, but my sister lives in NY near Buffalo so they eat wings a lot. Her kids also complain that they’re too spicy so they always order the sauce on the side so the kids can dip and get as much/little sauce as they want. You could reserved out some of the chicken plain for them to make wraps and then give them a cup of sauce on the side for dipping if they want?

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  70. I made this so that I could have easy, pre-made lunches this week.  It really is super easy and so good!  I also made the skinny blue cheese dressing to go with and it was delicious.  Thank you!

  71. What would you recommend as side dish if I’m making this for dinner? 

  72. Do you think this would freeze ok? Thanks

  73. Made his recipe yesterday and followed the directs to a T. My chicken is crazy dry 🙁 Should I reduce time in the crock pot next time?

    • I usually reserve some of the broth I used in cooking if it’s dry, otherwise you could use chicken thighs which are much juicier.

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  81. This recipe looks great! I’m planning to try making this in the Instant Pot. Would it work if I put the hot sauce in from the beginning when cooking it in the Instant Pot?

    I’m planning to make it tonight for lunches this week. I’ll update on how it turns out in the Instant Pot!

    • So I made this in the Instant Pot with the onions, celery stalk, and half a cup each of chicken stock and Frank’s Hot Sauce (I just put it all in there and pressed the poultry button).. It turned out great!! Sooo flavorful. It’s going to be amazing tomorrow for lunch as a lettuce wrap for me and a whole wheat wrap for my boyfriend. Thank you for another great recipe!!!

      • Thanks for adding in your Instant Pot experience, Ava… I was hoping someone would mention it in the comments. Did you just put it on the Poultry setting?

  82. I am prepping and accidentally added broth, celery, onions, chicken and the buffalo sauce in the crock pot. Do you think I could still cook this for 4 hours with the buffalo sauce in it? Oops. :/

  83. How would make this in instant pot?

  84. I’m cooking this for dinner tonight. Sounds yummy but is the calorie count for all six servings together? I’m wanting to lose weight and that seems a bit extreme. What is the individual calorie count?

  85. This has become a weekly favorite of ours. Now I double the recipe and share it with loved ones! Because I remove all of the fat prior to slow cooking it, we can eat this chicken COLD. It’s absolutely wonderful served with your Zesty Avocado-Cilantro Buttermilk dressing.
    Please know how much I APPRECIATE your recipes. It’s especially helpful to me because all of your nutritional information is listed. Since my husband was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we’ve been watching our carb intake and struggling with food that isn’t very flavorful. Since we found your website and Facebook page, we ENJOY eating once again. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

  86. What type of hot sauce did you use? I keep reading and reading, and can’t seem to find that? What am I missing?

    • Frank’s Hot Sauce (cayenne pepper)

      • I just have texas pete’s hot sauce… would that work alright in the recipe??? I wanted to start this tonight… but dont want to run all the way to the grocery store again….

  87. Great recipe! Any leftover buffalo chicken is also great for making delicious quesadillas! 

  88. Looks delicious! Wanting to make this for a party next Saturday. Think I could slow cook the chicken the day before, then shred and reheat with the sauce on party day?? 

  89. Hi! I’m cooking about 3 lbs tomorrow. How long & what setting do you recommend for the crock pot ?
    What else needs to be adjusted?

  90. Really, really yummy! Easy to make too!!!

  91. Thanks for this recipe! My husband is a big buffalo wing fan but had lap band surgery so he can’t have them anymore. 

    I had this with the low fat bleu cheese dressing (which was delicious). 

    After the four hour cook time on high, I shredded it, added the hot sauce (did 1/2 cup more since we live the flavor) and after the additional 30 minutes, the chicken mixture was a little wet which made for very messy wraps. 

    Did I skip a step or do something wrong?

    • You could drain the chicken before shredding, then add the hot sauce.

      • Maybe I’ll make sure the chicken is really dry before I shred it. 

        Is the 1/2 cup reserved broth necessary if I’m doubling the hot sauce? That might have contributed. 

        Thanks again for responding so quickly!

      • Since you’re adding more hot sauce which is liquid, you don’t need to reserve the broth. Keep in mind hot sauce is high in sodium.

  92. Yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  93. Made these as is, and they are amazing! I did not have a problem with the moisture level as some others did. This is my new go to for lunches!!!

  94. If I planned to do this while I am at work, can I cook the chicken on low for 8 hours instead of high for 4? Or will the chicken come out too soggy? Thanks!

  95. I am ordering a crock pot and was wondering if it's ok to use a 3 quart crock pot or if I should be using a bigger one for this recipe, thanks!

  96. Can this be cooked on low? If so how many hours would I cook it for? Thanks!

  97. Made this twice now. Soooo good!!! I use a bit of ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese, but it's just a personal preference. The idea of making buffalo wraps with lettuce is great since it is really satisfying while keeping on the healthy side. I may try this with chipotle pulled chicken or BBQ pulled pork to mix it up a bit. Thanks so much!!

  98. Hi, I don't have a crockpot so thinking of making this on the hob. Was wondering if you can tell me how long I should leave it on? Thanks so much!

  99. I am ADDICTED to this. It is so easy to throw on a batch of chicken and I get many enjoyable meals out of it. Thank you so much for sharing. This is def. one of my go-to recipes and a real staple in my life.

  100. I love this recipe. Any suggestion as to how I can lower further the sodium content?

  101. I just put this in my crockpot.. Cant wait to try it. Such a great idea. I will let you know how it comes out. Thank You!

  102. What dressing is used for this?

  103. Forgot to set the crockpot? No worries. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, saute the chicken in a dutch oven with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes a side, add the broth, and then put it into the oven on 250 for an hour.
    Forgot the chicken broth? No worries. Add 2-3 tsp of kosher salt (or seasoned salt) to 1.5 cups of water.

    This came out great!! We used Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Wing Sauce.

  104. I pinned this recipe a VERY long time ago but just got around to making it for the Super Bowl this past weekend, so I would completely ruin the good eating track I'm on. I used Romaine so they were more like 'tacos' but I cannot believe how FREAKING FANTASTIC these were!! I did not miss the bread one. single. bit. I LOVE the added crunch that comes with the lettuce instead of using bread, rolls, tortillas…

  105. uh oh! I just put this in my crockpot and now realized I wasn't supposed to add the hot sauce until after it's cooked. hope i didn't just ruin dinner : (

  106. This has become a family favorite! We also don't do blue cheese and it doesn't take anything away from it. Making this tonight!

  107. I've been postponing making this b/c I was thinking the lettuce leaves would fall apart, which they did as I was trying to use the iceberg, so I would like to try using maybe Romaine or something else. The flavor of the chicken was great..a little too spicy for my husband but you can always modify that. I love the low carb option and we tend to eat a lot of wraps so this is a good alternative.

  108. I made this for a housewarming. I made it the night before and stopped after I shredded the chicken (before I added the broth back and the hot sauce), put the broth and chicken in the fridge separate. At the start of the party, I just added the 1/2 cup broth and 1/2 cup Frank's and turned on the crock pot, had some appetizers, and then it was ready. Everyone LOVED it!

  109. Made this tonight for football kick off. My kitchen smells amazing. Cant wait to bite in.

  110. Got this in the crock now for our game day menu!

  111. I was concerned that these would be bland, but they were LOADED with flavor. I served them on Bibb lettuce leaves with Chow's Cobb dip. Wow! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  112. Love this recipe!!! In my house we are only feeding 2 (my husband and I), so I decided to use my leftover buffalo chicken to make a buffalo chicken pizza tonight…SO good, and only 4 pts a slice! I use the greek yogurt & self rising flour crust recipe (easily found on pinterest), and topped it with the chicken, 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, and 1 cup mozzarella. My husband and I have used nothing but your recipes for over a month, and it's nice to finally have meals that are weight watchers friendly for me, easy to make, and that he finds delicious as well. Thanks a ton, and keep up the great work!

  113. I've made this many times and it's my new favorite way to make buffalo chicken. Love your recipes!

  114. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! So easy, and you can do so much with it! We buy the mini buns from trader joes (80 cals a piece) and make buffalo sliders. Sometimes we put it on a sandwich. I have done the lettuce wraps, and have even dressed it up on lettuce as a “buffalo chicken salad.” I always crumble a bit of good blue cheese on it, and everyone goes crazy for it! Thanks Gina!

  115. Two words…simply amazing!! And the skinny blue cheese dressing is awesome! 🙂

  116. This was so delicious! A friend made it and was kind enough to share the recipe. Definitely adding to my own collection!

  117. Hi Gina,

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was FANTASTIC!! I love the lettuce wraps. Also, 1/2 a cup of chicken went a lot further than I thought it would. Thanks for yet another great dinner idea — I have no idea how I cooked before I discovered your site! LOL!!

  118. I am so excited to make this tomorrow night. Does anyone have any side dish suggestions that pair well with the lettuce wraps? Thanks!

  119. Love this recipe! We make this just about every Sunday and eat it throughout the week for our lunches on salads or in the wraps. It is SO good! Bonus that it's Whole30 compliant!

  120. Tried these last week and they were delicious!! I misread the directions and added the hot sauce to the crockpot. Turned out fine. I served with extra hot sauce on the side. I used leftovers on top of a tossed salad the next day for lunch.

    For the person who asked about cooking on low for 6-8 hours, I would strongly suggest not doing that. Chicken breasts cook very quickly in the crockpot and you will end up with stringy meat with most of the flavor stripped out. Instead, try making the night before you serve. I cooked the breasts on high for about 3.5 hours and they were perfect. I shredded the meat and stuck in the fridge. Then microwaved for a minute the next evening for dinner.


  121. Tried these last week and they were delicious!! I misread the directions and added the hot sauce to the crockpot. Turned out fine. I served with extra hot sauce on the side. I used leftovers on top of a tossed salad the next day for lunch.

    For the person who asked about cooking on low for 6-8 hours, I would strongly suggest not doing that. Chicken breasts cook very quickly in the crockpot and you will end up with stringy meat with most of the flavor stripped out. Instead, try making the night before you serve. I cooked the breasts on high for about 3.5 hours and they were perfect. I shredded the meat and stuck in the fridge. Then microwaved for a minute the next evening for dinner.


  122. This was absolutely wonderful! It was a bit messy as we did not have the bib or iceberg lettuce available. Next time I will make it with just loose lettuce and the blue cheese dressing. Yes, I made the dressing and I am not a blue cheese dressing fancier!

  123. I've been waiting to make this since you posted. It was fantastic!!!! Next time I will try a different sauce but overall it was awesome!!!

  124. Hi Gina,

    If I want to make double the recipe, 48oz of chicken, do you have any idea if the cooking time will be the same or do I need to cook it for longer in the crock pot?

  125. I've made this recipe 2 times now and I would definitely make this again. The first time I made it with the lettuce as wraps as in the recipe. The 2nd time I was feeling a little naughtier so had it with gluten free pitta breads. I'm going to try using the chicken as a topping for a gluten free pizza I think.

    Great recipe though, thanks for sharing.

  126. Delish!! My picky 9 yr old is loving everything I make from this site. Gotta love that! Thank you!

  127. I'm making this right now and my apartment smells fantastic! My fiance likes to be healthy and stay fit, but sometimes he's picky about "skinny" foods and it not being filling enough. He came home and smelled the kitchen and was immediately pumped. I can't wait to eat them!

  128. I made this tonight, but instead of using lettuce for wraps, I used half a red bell pepper that I placed under the broiler for a minute or so as a sort of boat. It was super tasty, and I made a side of baked sweet potato chips. Just like standard pub fair, with way less grease! Thanks for the recipe!

  129. I had this with the low fat blue cheese dressing and it was amazing! I will definitely be making this again.

  130. Just mixed this up as our Super Bowl dinner (we've had it twice before). I made a mistake the first time – I know, how do you mess up such a simple recipe? – and included the Frank's with the chicken broth for the 4 hours cook time. We really like spice in our house and discovered that was perfect. It's just a little spice for the kids, and then I mix up the broth with additional Frank's for the husband and I. I love it in the lettuce, but the rest of the family likes tossing it in tortillas with some cheese. And the leftovers a day later, after it's soaked up more of the sauce … YUM!

  131. I am about to make this recipe. When it says to discard the broth does that mean to get rid of the onions and celery stalk that was originally in there or keep with the chicken?

  132. Making these as we speak. I really like keeping the chicken on hand, too to toss into salads or over rice, etc. Very handy for packing lunches quickly!

  133. Made these for dinner tonight and they were fantastic. My husband loved them so that's always a plus in my book. Will definitely use this recipe again. Thank you.

  134. 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

  135. 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!

  136. Wonderful! Will be making again very soon.

  137. 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!

  138. 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!!

  139. 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.

  140. 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

  141. 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 🙂

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. Is it really 3 pounds of chicken?

  145. 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.

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

  147. 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.

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

  149. 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!!!!!

  150. 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!

  151. 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!!!

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

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

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

  155. Making this now! Thank you for sharing!

  156. Perfect answer to my husbands request for wings!

  157. 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.

  158. 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!

  159. 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!

  160. 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.

  161. 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 🙂

  162. 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!

  163. 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.

  164. 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!

  165. 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!

  166. 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!

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

  168. 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.

  169. 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!!


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

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

  172. Had this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I loved it and so did the hubby 🙂 success!

  173. 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.


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

  174. These were wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

  175. 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!

  176. 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.

  177. 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!!! 🙂

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

    • I was just thinking of doing the same! I know it's a year later but I hope it turns out. Did you ever try it?

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

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

  182. 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!


  183. 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?

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

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

  186. 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?

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

  188. 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!

  189. 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.

  190. 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?

  191. 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…

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

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

  194. 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!

  195. 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 🙂

  196. 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!!!!

    • 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.

  197. 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!

  198. 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!

  199. 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!

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

  201. 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! 🙂

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

    • 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!

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

  204. 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.

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

  206. 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!

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

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

  209. 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 🙂


  210. 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!

  211. 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!

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

  213. 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!

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

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

  216. 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!

  217. 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!!!

  218. 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

  219. 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!

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

  221. 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!!)

  222. 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!

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

  224. 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!

  225. 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!

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

    kim 🙂

  227. 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.

  228. 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!

  229. 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!

  230. 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)

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

  232. 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!

  233. 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.

  234. 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.

  235. 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

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

  237. 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:


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

  238. 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)

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

  239. 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.


    Please help me.

  240. 🙂 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!!!

  241. 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!

    • 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! 🙂

  242. can we freeze this?

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

  244. 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?

  245. 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!

  246. 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?

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

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

  249. 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!

    • 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.

    • 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!

    • 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?

  250. 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!! 🙂

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

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

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

  254. 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.

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

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

  257. I know what is for dinner tomorrow night 🙂

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

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

  260. 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

  261. 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!!

  262. Where can I find the skinny blue cheese?

  263. love looking a pictures of your food

  264. Another wonderful recipe! 🙂

  265. 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!

    • 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.

  266. 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.

  267. 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????

  268. 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 🙂

    • https://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/lighter-buffalo-chicken-dip.html

      its called SKINNY BUFFALO DIP

  269. 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

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

  271. 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….

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

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

  274. 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)

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

  276. I wonder how it would be with Quorn…

  277. 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!! 🙂

  278. 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!

  279. 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!

  280. 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.

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

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

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

    • 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!

  283. 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.

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

  285. 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.

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

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

  288. 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!

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

    • I made mine with frozen breasts and thighs and it was perfect. I just cooked it a little longer than the 4 hours.

    • I read that frozen chicken in the crockpot is no bueno. It takes too long to heat up, which means that the chicken is at an unsafe temperature for too long. See e.g. http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/safetysanitation/p/slowcooksafe.htm

  289. 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.

  290. 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.


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

  292. 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

    • Yes, low 6-8 is fine.

    • 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.

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

    • For those of you that have made it- how many chicken breasts did you use?

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

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

  295. Ooh this will be perfect for upcoming cookouts for those who want to be "good!" 🙂