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http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/09/slow-cooker-asian-chicken-lettuce-wraps.html

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound ground chicken

1 red bell pepper, cored and chopped fine

1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

4 oz. sliced water chestnuts, finely chopped

1 cup cooked rice (I used brown)

3 scallions, thinly sliced

1 head Bibb, Romaine or iceberg lettuce, rinsed and pat dry

Sriracha hot sauce, for drizzling, optional

Try Fluffy Three Pepper Sausage Corn Cakes

 

DIRECTIONS:

Microwave ground chicken in a medium bowl, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink, 3-5 minutes. Drain off liquid and transfer mixture to slow cooker. Crumble chicken with a wooden spoon and stir in bell pepper, onion, garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Stir in water chestnuts, rice and scallions. Let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve with lettuce leaves and Sriracha hot sauce, if desired.

Enjoy!

TIPS

Make sure to use ground chicken not ground chicken breast.

The chicken mixture simmers on “Low” to keep from drying out, so don’t set to “High” to quicken the process. If you don’t have a slow cooker, or just don’t have time, simmer everything together in a large nonstick skillet until fully cooked and warmed through.

 

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