Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are an easy low carb sandwich recipe made with a few simple ingredients. These healthy chicken lettuce wraps are perfect for lunch or dinner and are ready in 15 minutes!

Two buffalo lettuce chicken wraps stacked on top of each other on a white background.

Allow me to introduce you to our favorite sandwich. Seriously, these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are our go-to sandwich. They are made with a few simple ingredients and are packed with flavor. Grab some shredded cooked chicken breast, a few other ingredients and in 10 minutes create lunch for the entire week.

We enjoy eating these wrap sandwiches anytime of the year, but especially love packing them for summer travel and beach outings. Try them for yourfself and then let us know what you think. Check our our full list of healthy summer sandwiches for more ideas!

Bowl of buffalo chicken with bowls of red onions, blue cheese, lettuce and avocado sitting on the side.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

To make buffalo chicken lettuce wraps, stir together shredded cooked chicken breast and buffalo sauce. Use rotisserie chicken or buy cooked chicken breast from the store to save time.

Lay out large lettuce leaves on a plate. Divide the chicken among the leaves. Top each with sliced avocado, sliced red onion, julienned celery and shredded carrots. Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on top or drizzle with blue cheese dressing.

Tightly roll up the leaves to create a sandwich wrap. Eat immediately or store in containers for meal prep. You can also wrap in parchment paper to keep the sandwich tightly wrapped.

Ingredients for buffalo chicken wraps

  • Shredded cooked chicken breast: Purchase cooked chicken breast at the store or prep it in advance for this recipe.
  • Buffalo sauce: The buffalo sauce is the star of the recipe. We like to use mild buffalo sauce, but choose your favorite.
  • Lettuce leaves: Roll the ingredients is the lettuce leaves to create a sandwich.
  • Avocado: Add avocado for a creamy texture. Avocados are also packed with nutrients so they are a must for this sandwich.
  • Red Onion: The red onion is mild in flavor and adds the perfect crunch.
  • Celery: For even more crunch, we love to add celery. It also balances out the heat from the buffalo sauce.
  • Carrot: In addition to adding more color, carrot adds more crunch and fresh flavor.
  • Blue cheese or blue cheese dressing: Blue cheese pairs perfectly with buffalo chicken. Use crumbled blue cheese or dressing.

Lettuce with buffalo chicken, red onions and blue cheese ready to be rolled up.

Best lettuce for lettuce wraps

The best lettuce for lettuce wraps are the large leaf varieties. Bibb lettuce, iceberg and butter lettuce are great choices for lettuce wraps. If you don’t have extra large lettuce leaves, you can stack a few smaller leaves on top of each other before rolling into a sandwich.

You can use romaine lettuce but it won’t roll as easily. However, you can layer the ingredients over the romaine and serve it like a “lettuce boat.”

Two buffalo chicken lettuce wraps sitting on top of each other with white wrapping.

Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are a healthier sandwich option. It’s a great choice if you’re looking to cut carbs. If you prefer to eat these as a traditional wrap sandwich, feel free to switch out some or all of the lettuce with a traditional type of wrap. Either way, you can’t go wrong. This lettuce wrap sandwich is packed with freshness and flavor!

Healthy chicken lettuce wraps recipes

Try this healthy buffalo chicken lettuce wrap recipe and then let us know what you think!

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Create buffalo chicken lettuce wraps with a few simple ingredients! These healthy lettuce wraps are packed with flavor.
Two buffalo lettuce chicken wraps stacked on top of each other on a white background.
5 from 4 votes


  • 1 pound chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo sauce plus more for drizzling
  • 6 large lettuce leaves iceberg, butter or bibb lettuce
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery julienned
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • Crumbled blue cheese or blue cheese dressing


  1. In a mixing bowl, add shredded chicken and Buffalo sauce. Mix well to combine.

  2. To prepare lettuce cups, place 1/2 cup buffalo chicken in each leaf, top with vegetables and cheese or dressing. Wrap up and start eating!


  • You can omit the blue cheese or use ranch dressing instead. 
  • To hold the lettuce wraps together, wrap in parchment paper.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 230, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 777mg, Potassium: 837mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 5365%, Vitamin C: 15.6%, Calcium: 38%, Iron: 1.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Dish, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken lettuce wraps, buffalo chicken wrap, chicken lettuce wraps
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