Healthy Game Day Buffalo Chicken Wraps

This is my take on classic Buffalo Chicken but made healthy. If your family likes a little heat, this is a great recipe the whole family will enjoy. The wrap is made with butter lettuce and the chicken is baked not fried giving the wrap a nice crunch without the fat. Serve a mixture of carrots, cucumbers, celery, and pea pods on the side with the ranch for a fun meal full of flavor and crunch.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

for the ranch dressing

  • 1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • salt and pepper
  • *good blue cheese, optional and can be added to the dressing if you prefer blue cheese with buffalo chicken

for the chicken

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • ½ cup hot sauce, Red Hot Wings is great to use
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

 for the wrap

  • whole butter lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. To make the Ranch Dressing, whisk the following ingredients in a bowl then set aside to meld the flavors: mayonnaise, garlic clove, green onion, fresh flat-leaf parsley, fresh dill, fresh basil, fresh chives, low-fat buttermilk, salt and pepper to taste. *Optional add good blue cheese crumbles to the dressing if you prefer blue cheese with buffalo chicken.
  3. For the chicken, drench the chicken the hot sauce. In bowl, add the breadcrumbs, onion powder, salt and pepper. Coat each piece of chicken in the mixture.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Place the chicken on the sheet so that the sides do not touch. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Place each strip of chicken in a lettuce leaf and add a little ranch dressing.
  6. For the kids, if they won’t eat the chicken in the lettuce leaf, let them dip the strips of chicken separately in the ranch dressing. Add a bunch of vegetables on the side to dip into the dressing.

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