Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

healthy slow cooker meals

Y’all know how much I love a slow cooker recipe… but sometimes I want something a little lighter. So how about some Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps? These are the perfect snack for watching the big game or the ideal weeknight dinner if you’ve got a busy calendar. I can’t wait to hear if you guys love them as much as we did at Chic HQ!

ingredients for slow cooker chicken lettuce wraps

Throw everything into the bowl of your slow cooker except for the lettuce, water chestnuts, scallions, rice vinegar and sesame oil. 

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Cover and cook on low for about 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours. At some point, halfway through, make sure to give everything a stir and break up the ground chicken somewhat. 

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Once cooked through add the scallions, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. If you have any leftover cooked rice from the night before (or if you want to cook rice on the stove just for this) you can add it to the filling at this point. It gives the filling a little more body and allows you to stretch the filling out to feed more people. 

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Serve the filling warm with a big plate of washed and trimmed lettuce cups on the side. You can use iceberg, romaine, green leaf lettuce, or boston/bib/butter lettuce if you like! We used Boston lettuce because it’s a bit easier to use as “cups.”

lettuce wraps

I like to serve the lettuce wraps with a few crunchy noodle bits (crunchy chow mein noodles that you can find at the asian foods aisle). I like that added texture to the wraps. 

chicken lettuce wraps
Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 12
Easy to make slow cooker chicken lettuce wraps that are packed with flavor. The slow cooker does all the work for you! Perfect for parties and gatherings.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
  1. 2 lbs ground chicken
  2. 1 small yellow onion, diced
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  5. 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  10. 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  11. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  12. 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  13. 2 cups cooked white or brown rice (optional)
  14. 2 heads Boston or iceberg lettuce
  1. Combine the chicken, onion, garlic, bell pepper, hoisin, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in the bowl of your slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours until the chicken has cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Make sure to stir every once in a while.
  2. Stir in the chestnuts, scallions, vinegar, sesame oil and rice (if using). Serve warm with lettuce on the side.
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10 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

  1. Rachel

    So I made this and it smelled FANTASTIC and we were all excited till I added the vinegar. I couldn’t find rice wine vinegar so I used rice vinegar. Did I screw it up? Can’t bring myself to taste it because of the smell now

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