Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners
instant pot buffalo chicken

A homemade blue cheese dressing is drizzled on top shredded buffalo chicken and served on a bed of lettuce to make these Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are cooked to tender perfection with hot sauce to be easily shredded for this delicious dish—all thanks to the ever-efficient instant pot. While the instant pot is working its magic with the buffalo-style chicken, combine Greek yogurt, blue cheese crumbles, lemon and garlic powder to make a creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing. Top eight large lettuce leaves with shredded chicken, homemade dressing, shredded carrots and scallions to complete these Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

This recipes yields four full servings, and two wraps count as one serving. On your Nutrisystem meal plan, each serving clocks in as two PowerFuels, one Extra and one Vegetable. Loaded with spicy flavor thanks to buffalo sauce, these wraps are a great (and just as tasty!) alternative to a calorie-filled, fried buffalo chicken sandwich.

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Servings: 4 (2 lettuce wraps=1 serving)

Calories per Serving: 219

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 Extra and 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • Buffalo Chicken
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ½ large yellow onion, diced
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • 8 large lettuce leaves (Bibb or Iceberg)
  • 1 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken breasts, buffalo hot sauce, chicken broth and onion to the bowl of the Instant Pot. Stir and seal lid with the vent in the closed position.
  2. Select “Meat/Stew” setting, select “High Pressure,” and change cooking time to 10 minutes.
  3. While chicken is cooking, mix together dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  4. When beep sounds, use the Quick Release to release pressure from the Instant Pot before carefully removing lid.
  5. Using tongs, carefully remove chicken breast from the Instant Pot and place on a cutting board and shred the chicken carefully with two forks.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the sauce, turn Instant Pot to sauté setting, and continue cooking chicken for an additional 5 minutes to absorb sauce.
  7. Allow chicken to cool slightly before building lettuce wraps. Spoon chicken into lettuce leaves, drizzle with blue cheese dressing and top with carrots, celery and scallions.