Here’s a fantastic way to get the taste of buffalo chicken without the grease and fat and they are actually healthy too! You can make the chicken salad into sandwiches or low-carb lettuce wraps. Both are delicious tasting! They have a bit of a kick but not too hot. Each fiber-rich sandwich has 204 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Two low-carb lettuce wraps have 107 calories, 2 grams of fat and 0 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 2 Green. Either way, you choose to make them, watch everyone gobbled them up!!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for Chicken Salad:
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt or regular nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons hot buffalo wing sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot sauce), see shopping tips
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellman’s)
1½ teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing dry mix, optional
A little cracked black pepper
1¼ cups chicken, cooked and chopped (boneless, skinless)
1 cup celery stalks, diced or sliced thin
Ingredients for Sandwiches:
4 sandwich thins, I used Oroweat whole wheat or use your favorite, see shopping tips
4 large slices of tomato
Ingredients for Lettuce Wraps: (gluten-free)
4 large slices of tomato, cut in half for each lettuce wrap
8 romaine lettuce leaves
1. In a large bowl, mix together yogurt, hot buffalo wings sauce, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix (if desired) and a little black pepper. Mix well. Add chicken and celery. Mix until completely combined.
2. To Make Sandwiches: Open each sandwich thin and spread ½ cup on the bottom of each. Top with 1 large slice of tomato. Top each with remaining half of sandwich thin.
3. To Make Lettuce Wraps: Top each lettuce leaf with ¼ cup chicken salad and spread a little over the leaf. Top each lettuce wrap with a slice of tomato.
4. Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.
Makes 4 sandwiches, each ½ cup chicken salad
Makes 8 lettuce wraps, each ¼ cup chicken salad (If serving for a meal, 2 lettuce wraps per person)
Oroweat Sandwich Thins can be found in most large supermarkets. One sandwich thin has 100 calories, 1g fat, and 5g fiber. They come in several flavors with the same nutrition facts. Or, use your favorite brand.
I like Franks Red Hot Original sauce for this recipe. Many hot wings sauces are way too spicy for my taste. This one is just spicy enough. You’ll find it in most supermarkets where Tabasco and other hot sauces are sold. Or, use your favorite sauce.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0-Blue (for 2 lettuce wraps)
WW SmartPoints 2-Green (for 2 lettuce wraps)
WW POINTS PLUS 3 (for 2 lettuce wraps)
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue (for 1 sandwich)
WW SmartPoints 5-Green (for 1 sandwich)
WW POINTS PLUS 5 (for 1 sandwich)
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Buffalo chicken sandwich
204 calories, 3g fat, 0g sat. fat, 26mg chol, 21g protein, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, 706mg sodium, 3g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 2 Buffalo lettuce wraps
107 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat, fat, 17g protein, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 488mg sodium, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (1 Buffalo chicken sandwich)
113 calories, 0g sat. fat, 5g protein, 2g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (2 Buffalo lettuce wraps)
13 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar