Updated: Aug 18, 2020
When I created this recipe I didn't expected the dressing to be the star of the show, but WOW. So flavorful, simple, healthy, versatile and delicious. I have been putting it on everything: salads, sandwiches and pizzas have been my go to's but the opportunities are endless. I made 4 batches of this this week between my boyfriend and I...
I mean how can you look at that drool worthy drip and not crave ranch (or bleu cheese).
I created the dressing so that it works for both bleu cheese lovers (me) and bleu cheese haters (aka the ranch folk). Whether you leave it as a creamy ranch or pump things up with bleu cheese crumbles it will soon be a staple in your fridge for all things drizzled, dunked, spooned, dipped and dodged. Kidding about that last one but you get the idea.
I purposely held off on posting this recipe until I had the chance to drizzle it over this weekends buffalo chicken pizza and oh my goshhhhh. You NEED to try. It brings pizza to another level. If you haven't tried our healthy Low Carb High Protein Pizza Crust you are missing out. I mean how pretty does that look.
Okay now back to lunch and these creamy buffalo chicken wraps.
The wraps are ideal for a quick, easy and light lunch. I love to roll the chicken, lettuce and dressing up in a #Josephspita lavash wrap but sometimes I'll opt for a nice fluffy sandwich roll when I want a heartier variation.
Personally I love chunks of ripe red tomatoes in my buffalo chicken sandwich but if that's not your thing feel free to leave out! Something I swear by in my buffalo chicken wraps are sliced scallions and I promise even if you don't usually use these, give them a try! Scallions give the sandwich that little bit of bite like an onion but they provide a much subtler flavor, which is always nice.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Healthy Ranch/Bleu Cheese Dressing
8 servings | 25 minutes
1.5 lbs chicken breast
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 tbsp water
Optional: 1 tsp ranch seasoning
Optional: 1/2 tsp buffalo seasoning
200g celery, diced
100g tomatoes, diced
2 oz plain greek yogurt
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
8 oz plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup water
For bleu cheese variation: 2 oz bleu cheese crumbles
8 cups romaine lettuce
8 tortilla wraps or 4 lavash wraps, halved
To make the buffalo chicken, add the first 5 ingredients to the instant pot. Close the lead and seal the vent. Place it on poultry for 15 minutes (if starting from frozen chicken breasts, set the instant pot for 20 minutes). Once the time is up, allow it to naturally release for 5 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, prep the dressing.
In a mason jar combine all of the dressing ingredients, shake until well combined. For ranch dressing simply omit the bleu cheese and for bleu cheese dressing, include it! Personally I’m team bleu cheese but I know it’s not everyone’s favorite. After mixing, place the dressing in the fridge until ready to eat.
Chop the lettuce into pieces. Wash it and set it aside.
Once the instant pot is done cooking and it has naturally released, open the lid and remove the chicken. Using two forks, a handheld or stand mixer, shred the chicken. Return the chicken to the instant pot and mix it into the seasonings. If there’s excess liquid place the instant pot on brown/sauté until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the plain yogurt, tomatoes and celery.
Assemble the wrap by placing a wrap down, a layer of lettuce, a layer of the chicken mixture and a drizzle of the dressing. Roll the wrap up, slice and enjoy.
Optional bonus step: for a grilled variation, heat a skillet over medium heat. Spray with non stick spray and place the wrap in the pan, seam side down. Once it browns and seals the wrap, flip and repeat on the second side. Remove, slice and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. Nutrition is provided for the chicken mixture and dressing variations. Lettuce and wrap are not included as nutrition facts can vary drastically depending on type of wrap/roll used.