Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So I started this recipe last night, but it is not really a recipe that needs to be started the night before…at least not if you get home around 4pm!

Nevertheless I got it ready last night.

Step one is to microwave your ground chicken on medium power for about 5 minutes.

WARNING- this smells very, very bad…and its just kind of yucky. I didn’t even take a picture of it because there was nothing appetizing about this step whatsoever.

Once the meat is cooked, drain off any liquid (eeewwww) and put it in the slow cooker.

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Add chopped red pepper, onion, minced garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ground ginger and salt and pepper.

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Mix everything together and cook on low for 1.5-2 hours.

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Near the end of the cooking time, stir in the water chestnuts, rice and scallions. Let it heat through and serve in lettuce leaves.

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The verdict- These are AMAZING! Messy, but amazing. If you have ever been to P.F. Chang’s, these are just like their lettuce wraps.

Next time I will brown my ground chicken in a pan before putting it into the slow cooker. The microwave is just not the right tool for cooking ground meat. Plus I think it would be easier to break up the chicken as it cooks so you maintain that ground texture.

Definitely making this again. I think my mom would absolutely love these!

Weekly Meal Plan February 24-28

This week’s meal plan was pretty easy to put together. We have a some evenings where we will be out at dinner so there were very few meals that needed to be planned.

Plus, my sister comes home from her long trip to Europe, so guess what is back on the menu this week? You guess it! Baked potato soup. I thought I would make a big pot to share and go and hear about her great trip.

Here is what’s on the plan this week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chicken Lettuce Wrap Dinner out! Teryaki Meatball Bowls Baked Potato Soup Rib night with friends

Grocery List:

  • ground chicken
  • onion
  • garlic
  • hoisin sauce
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • water chestnuts
  • rice
  • green onions
  • lettuce for wrapping
  • ground pork
  • breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • potatos
  • cauliflower
  • milk
  • chicken stock
  • bacon
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • cornmeal
  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • buttermilk

Monday

These lettuce wraps look amazing! I’m also glad I can make these in the slow cooker. That helps start Monday off right.

Tuesday

Dinner plans! No cooking for me. I hope there is enough leftovers from Monday night for Wednesday…or I guess we are eating KD for lunch.

Wednesday

I love this recipe!

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Thursday

My sister gets home Tuesday, so I am hoping by Thursday the jetlag effects have worn off and she will want to show some pictures from her trip. I’m making soup just for her. I hope she likes it…

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Friday

Usually we just throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it a night. But some of our friends have invited us over for ribs. I’m on cornbread duty.

Moist and Easy Cornbread

I know I have a recipe somewhere, but I found this one online and think I will give it a shot. Hopefully it is good!