Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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When it comes to cooking I’m all about finding recipes that are easy, healthy & delicious.

What makes a recipe fit this criteria for me?

1. Slow cooker or make ahead meals that provide lunch lefties or can be frozen

2. Standard ingredients that are easy to find, and not too expensive

3. Can be easily made into a “healthy choice” with a few simple healthy substitutes

I recently discovered a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps on Pinterest from Domestic Superhero (BTW – Pinterest is a great resource for searching recipes, and getting inspired to cook), and put my own easy, healthy spin on it and it’s a keeper! Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 2-4


2 packages PC free-from chicken thighs or about 900g
Salt & pepper
⅓ cup organic tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
¼ cup unpasteurized honey
¼ cup tomato paste
3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. water
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. Siracha hot sauce
2 scallions, chopped for garnish
1 head bib lettuce
1 cup wild rice blend or brown rice
Sesame seeds or sliced almonds for garnish


Place chicken thighs in slow cooker and season with salt & pepper

In a medium bowl, whisk together tamari, honey, tomato paste, rice wine vinegar, garlic, water, sesame oil and hot sauce, and pour over chicken. Cook chicken on low for 3-4 hours.

In the final hour of the chicken cooking, wash & dry lettuce leaves, cut scallions and cook rice.

Once chicken is done, shred with two forks, and leave in slow cooker on warm. When you’re ready to eat, assemble lettuce cups with a scoop of rice, chicken and garnish with scallions & sesame seeds.

About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

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