These are a breeze to throw together and it makes a large batch, so you might be lucky enough to have some left for lunch the next day.
21 Day Fix – Slow-Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
(Recipe makes approximately 8-10 servings.)
• 2 lbs. lean ground chicken
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 red bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
• 1 orange bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
• 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
• 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (*See note for clean hoisin sauce recipe.)
• 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 3 green onions, sliced
• 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
• 3 tsp. sesame oil (optional)
• 2 heads iceberg lettuce
Place ground chicken and garlic in a large sauté pan, coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 -6 minutes.
Drain off liquid and pour mixture into slow-cooker. Add bell peppers, onion, hoisin sauce, coconut aminos, salt and pepper, and toss mixture. Cover and cook on low heat 2-3 hours until chicken is tender.
Stir in green onions, rice vinegar, and sesame oil, cook until heated through 3 -5 minutes. Season with additional salt as desired. Separate iceberg lettuce leaves and serve with chicken filling.
**Recipe for homemade/clean hoisin sauce: 4 tablespoons coconut aminos; 2 tablespoons black bean paste or peanut butter; 1 tablespoon honey or molasses; 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar; 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder; 2 teaspoons sesame oil; 20 drops hot sauce; 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Stir to combine.
(For 21 Day Fix “container counts”, each serving counts as: 1 red, 1 green, and 1 tsp. On the 21 Day Fix, you are allowed 1 to 2 tsps of natural sweeteners per day. Honey can be used as one of those sweeteners. Honey is not allowed on the 21 Day Fix Extreme.)
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All the best,