Modified Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I have a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps prepared with a wok. I have made it several times. My daughter told me she prepared her chicken lettuce wraps mixture in her crock pot. That intrigued me.

Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today, I modified my recipe and made my crock pot version of chicken lettuce wraps. This recipe calls for: 2 pkgs. chicken strips (I bought chicken for stir fry to simplify things for myself), 2-3 carrots, 3 stalks celery, 8 oz. mushrooms, 2 peppers, green onion, 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh ginger, 1 garlic clove, 2 tablespoons canola oil, 3 tablespoons kikkoman stir fry sauce, 1 tablespoon water, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1/2 cup cashews.

Just Getting Started

The carrots, celery and peppers are all cut into a matchstick size. I sautéed the chicken on the stove for a few minutes with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. For a moment or two I sautéed the ginger and garlic. The chicken, the carrots, ginger and garlic were added to crock pot.

The stir fry sauce, rice vinegar and water along with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce were mixed together and poured over the chicken and carrots in the crock pot. That was cooked on low for 1.5 hours. I turned the crock pot up to high, I added the celery, peppers and mushrooms and cooked for another 2 hours. After 2 hours, I added the green onion and cashews and continued cooking for 1/2 hour. Total cooking time 4 hours.

More Vegetables

We used our lettuce from our garden for our lettuce wraps. The smell with from the garlic and ginger was so aromatic and wonderful. They turned out delicious! Taking a “leap of faith” to try this alternative method for preparing a healthy meal.

Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

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