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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe with Quinoa

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Quinoa…Lighten up Buffalo chicken by sautéing chicken tenders and serving them in lettuce wraps with a crunchy quinoa vegetable mix. Perfectly spicy, healthy and delicious! 249 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Poultry Recipes
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 chicken tenders about 1 1/4 pounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup cayenne hot sauce I use Frank's RedHot
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 medium celery stalks diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 10 butter lettuce or Boston bibb lettuce leaves

The Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Season the chicken tenders with the salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook until the chicken is just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the chicken to a bowl, add the hot sauce and toss to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the quinoa, 1 teaspoon olive oil, celery and green onions.
  • Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the quinoa mixture into each lettuce leaf, and top with 1 chicken tender and 1 tablespoon yogurt sauce. Serve.

The Yogurt Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, milk, blue cheese and salt.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 5 (SmartPoints), 6 (Points+), 5 (Old Points)

Nutrition

Serving: 2Wraps | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 31.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 31.4g | Cholesterol: 70.4mg | Sodium: 651.8mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 1.7g