Healthy Crockpot Asian Lettuce Wraps with ground chicken or ground turkey, green onions, and fresh veggies. BETTER THAN PF CHANG’S! This fresh, healthy slow cooker recipe is so easy to make and the sauce is so flavorful and not too spicy. Serve with lettuce cups or rice for a delish low carb meal.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 8 cups
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins

Healthy Crockpot Asian Lettuce Wraps with ground chicken or ground turkey, green onions, and fresh veggies. Better than PF Chang's! This fresh, healthy slow cooker recipe is easy to make, and the sauce is so flavorful and not too spicy. Serve with lettuce cups or rice for a delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce — plus 1 tablespoon, use tamari to make gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 small bunch green onions — thinly sliced, white/light green and dark green parts divided
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic — minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 8 ounces baby bella cremini mushrooms — finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrots — from about 3 large carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes — reduce to 1/4 teaspoon or omit if sensitive to spice
  • 2 cans water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped — (8 ounce cans) drained and finely chopped
  • 2 heads butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat a 5-quart or larger slow cooker with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, stir together the hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add the chicken and brown the meat, breaking it into small pieces. Continue cooking until no longer pink, about 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the white and light green parts of the green onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook 30 additional seconds.
  3. Transfer the meat mixture to the slow cooker. Stir in the chopped mushrooms, carrots, red pepper flakes, and sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours until the mixture is thickened and the chicken is ultra tender. (Do not be tempted to cook on HIGH, as the chicken will become tough.) Stir in the water chestnuts and green parts of the green onions.
  4. To serve, separate the butter lettuce leaves and fill with the chicken mixture. Enjoy hot.

Recipe Notes

  • To make on the stovetop: Prepare the recipe through step 2 in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven. Reduce the heat to low and let cook until the chicken and mushrooms are very tender and the sauce has thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Check and stir periodically. Stir in the water chestnuts and green tops of the green onions. Enjoy!
  • I do not recommend cooking this recipe on high in the slow cooker. The filling does best over low heat so that it becomes nice and tender.
  • Leftover filling can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Fill lettuce cups just before serving.
  • Other serving ideas: Try the filling over cooked brown rice or quinoa. Delicious!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Asian Lettuce Wraps, Easy Chinese Food, Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 8), about 1 cup filling) — Calories: 247, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 28g

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