Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Rachel Cannon Humiston


  •   Cooking spray, for the baking sheet
  • bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme
  •   Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces  cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup  hot sauce, preferably Frank's RedHot
  • 1/2 cup  crumbled blue cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup  blue cheese dressing
  •   1-2 heads Boston lettuce, trimmed

I love love love Buffalo chicken, and I thought putting the mixture into a lettuce wrap would be a nice, light addition to the spread and would look simply gorgeous to boot.

I love this dish because it's incredibly easy. It can also be a perfect party food but is simple enough for a weeknight dinner. One thing is for certain, I will absolutely be making this again.


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken on the baking sheet, brush with the olive oil, and sprinkle the paprika and thyme on top. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place in the oven and roast until cooked through, about 25 minutes. When cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bone and cut into small cubes. Place in a large mixing bowl and combine with the cream cheese, hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese, and blue cheese dressing.

Transfer to a baking dish and place in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once warm, place 1 tablespoon (or more) of the filling into each lettuce leaf. Arrange on a platter and serve with extra blue cheese.


*Note: Or, if you're taking this to a party, pack it up to be heated right before serving. I made mine a day in advance and simply reheated it before serving.


Calories per serving:

696 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 163g 251%
  • Carbs 19g 6%
  • Saturated 57g 286%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 37g
  • Protein 135g 270%
  • Cholesterol 535mg 178%
  • Sodium 4,993mg 208%
  • Calcium 663mg 66%
  • Magnesium 204mg 51%
  • Potassium 2,326mg 66%
  • Iron 9mg 51%
  • Zinc 7mg 49%
  • Phosphorus 1,448mg 207%
  • Vitamin A 1,130µg 126%
  • Vitamin C 93mg 155%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 38%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 70%
  • Niacin (B3) 54mg 270%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 168%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 249µg 62%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 52%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin K 346µg 432%
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