Sometimes, you have a day where the word "bliss" is basically synonymous with "buffalo wings." Or maybe that's just this Examiner... but regardless, wings are definitely a popular food choice here in the U.S., and for good reason--they're delicious!
Recently, this buffalo chicken wrap recipe popped up on Pinterest, and it seemed incredibly necessary to give this spin on a delicious flavor a go. The following recipe (adapted for slightly easier prep and wetter chicken) doesn't take much longer than the amount of time it takes to cook chicken breast, but it tastes positively phenomenal.
The bonus? This at-home version, cooked-not-fried version is much lower in calories, especially if you opt for a lettuce wrap. You know what that means, right? More chicken for you.
Okay, without further delay, here's the recipe:
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 lean chicken breasts
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup Frank's wing sauce
- 1/2 tsp celery seed
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Blue cheese crumbles, as topping
- Ranch dressing (optional), as topping
- 1 head lettuce or 1 package tortillas, depending upon your preference
Place the chicken breasts and 1/2 cup of water in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until cooked through (time varies based on thickness of breasts, so just puncture the chicken to ensure it is no longer pink in the middle).
Remove chicken to cutting board. Allow to cool slightly, then shred the chicken (this often works best with two forks going in opposite directions).
Alternatively, you can shred the chicken in the pan while it cooks, but take caution since metal instruments like forks and tongs can damage the surface of nonstick pans, which both ruins your pan and has been said to release toxic materials into your food.
Once chicken is shredded, return to skillet. Add in the butter, olive oil, wing sauce, and celery seed. Add salt and pepper to taste, and mix together over medium heat until sauce is bubbly.
Remove from heat, and serve in wraps of choice, topped with blue cheese crumbles and (optional) ranch dressing. Enjoy, and plan on going back for seconds!