Ooohhhh yaassss, come at me chicken wraps!
PF Chang’s is a popular restaurant chain in California that serves a lettuce wrap dish and people go gaga over them. I ate there once and wasn’t flipping out over them to the point that I felt I would never be able to recreate them at home. I mean, they were totally delicious, but not intimidatingly delicious, does that make sense?
Fact: I did recreate them successfully.
Fact: They are super easy!
These lettuce wraps are filling, warming, and pretty healthy without even trying to be an on trend hipster-paleo dish. I LOVE that lol.
The title may have been a giveaway lol, but this is indeed a Crock-Pot recipe so you can get the dinner prep crossed off your list before witching hour arrives and all hell breaks loose – or is that just my house???
To get this dish off to a great start I sauteed the chicken mince on our gas stove top first – in the Crock-Pot pot! No switching pans and making extra dishes, the new Sear & Slow model is induction, gas and electric ready so you can make the most of those delicious flavours and keep them all in one pot!
Recipe: Crock-Pot Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
600 gm Chicken mince
1 cup Rice uncooked
1 x Medium onion chopped
2 Cloves garlic
2 Green onions chopped
½ Red capsicum
1 Tbsp Grated ginger
1 Tsp Red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp Olive oil
½ cup Hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 Tbsp Rice wine vinegar
1 ½ Tsp Sesame Oil
1 Can water chestnuts, drained
¼ Cup sliced cashews
Mung bean sprouts to serve
- In olive oil, saute onions, garlic and chicken on stove-top in Crock-Pot Sear & Slow pot until chicken is no longer pink.
- Add chopped capsicum, grated ginger, red pepper flakes, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and salt and pepper to pot. Cook on low for 3 hours.
- Cook rice.
- Add rice, water chestnuts, green onions, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and cashews to mixture. Stir through and cook for 5 minutes.
- Gently pull apart lettuce leaves, fill with chicken mix and garnish with mung bean sprouts to serve.
Adapt for kids – The boys weren’t too keen on the idea of the lettuce wraps so we switched theirs out for flour tortillas and dinner was served.
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