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Slow cooker Asian chicken lettuce cups: The lazy girl's springtime recipe

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Easy chicken lettuce cups you can eat standing up, no plate, no utensils

I love using my slow cooker. I'll happily use it all winter and summer long. The best part is the whole "set it and forget it" aspect. For these lettuce wraps, I threw in a few simple Asian ingredients, added in my chicken breast and slow-cooked until perfection. After it was done cooking, I added it to some crispy lettuce wraps and sprinkled it with toasted sesame seeds. If you love your wraps spicy, drizzle them with Sriracha sauce!

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Easy chicken lettuce cups you can eat standing up, no plate, no utensils
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Slow cooker Asian chicken lettuce cups recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 4 hours | Total time: 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 heads hydroponic butter lettuce, leaves pulled off
  • Sesame seeds, toasted


  1. To a large slow cooker, add the stock, hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger, lemongrass, chili paste and fish sauce. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add in the chicken breast, toss to combine, and cook on high for 4 hours.
  3. After 4 hours, remove the chicken from the slow cooker, and shred it. Add it back to the slow cooker, and toss with the juices.
  4. Add the shredded chicken to the lettuce cups, and top with toasted sesame seeds.
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