@HungryMom’s Food Diary – Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps


By Susan Zayat

This is a fun way to change up the basic Asian type chicken lettuce wraps!

  • Ground chicken
  • Tomato sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Frank’s hot sauce

Brown 2.5 lbs. chop meat until cooked through. Add in two 15-ounce cans of tomato sauce, 4 tbsp brown sugar, and 1.5 tsp white vinegar. Cook for around 20 minutes on medium heat, mixing every few minutes. I usually serve it to my kids at this point. When I’m reheating it to serve to my husband I add in around 2 tbsp of Frank’s hot sauce. It takes these tacos to the next level. (Add more or less depending on taste.)


I like to use Butter lettuce. The soft smaller leaves make it easier to eat and serve.

Lay some guacamole on the lettuce, a spoonful of the buffalo chicken mixture, some Cole slaw, more guacamole, and you can finish off with a drizzle of hot sauce. You can have fun with the toppings and also add jalapenos, pickled onions, parve sour cream etc.

This chicken mixture can also be served over rice, in a taco, or sloppy joe. Either which way it is always a hit!

Recipe by Susan Zayat. For more recipes and ideas follow @Hungrymom on Instagram. Check out her amazing homemade spelt sourdough for sale.

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