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Friday, March 7, 2014

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
If you don't have a slow cooker, can you please tell me WHY? Seriously, that appliance is too great! As you can tell from my recipe index, I kind of have a thing for crockpot recipes. My friends and family have been way too awesome the last few weeks in providing us meals so that I can adjust to taking care of Brecken without worrying about getting dinner on the table. However, once I get back into the swing of cooking regularly, you better believe the crockpot will be getting a lot of use!
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This is my definition of the perfect crockpot recipe because you don't do much more than throw a few ingredients in and let the slow cooker do its thing. Furthermore, the work required for the "rest" of the meal is also very easy--a few minutes of chopping and you're ready to eat!
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If you love buffalo chicken anything, you must add these to your repertoire! Lettuce wraps aren't always the simplest to eat, but a little mess on your plate is worth it for this healthy, easy appetizer or light meal!

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
from skinnytaste

-3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
-1 celery stalk
-1 onion, diced
-1 clove garlic
-16 oz low sodium chicken broth
-1/2 cup hot wing sauce
-large lettuce leaves (Bibb or iceberg)
-1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
-2 large celery stalks, thinly sliced
-blue cheese, for serving
-ranch dressing, for serving

1. Combine the chicken, onions, celery stalk (1), garlic, and broth in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
2. Remove the chicken from the pot, reserve 1/2 cup broth, and discard the rest. Shred the chicken with two forks, return to the slow cooker with the reserved broth and the hot sauce. Cook on high for an additional 30 minutes (I just kept mine on warm for another hour or two).
3. Serve chicken on lettuce cups, topped with buffalo chicken, shredded carrots, chopped celery, blue cheese, and ranch dressing, if desired.