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
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.