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Slow Cooked Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Servings: 12          Prep Time: 10 min.          Cook Time: 3 hours
These were sooooo gooooood. It makes a huge batch, enough if you are having another family over for dinner. Serve them with veggie fried rice or plain rice and edamame, mandarin oranges and hot tea.
 

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

• 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
• 3 lb ground chicken
• 1 1/2 tbsp ginger root
• 3/4 cup(s) hoisin sauce
• 3 tbsp soy sauce, low sodium
• 1 tbsp chile sauce with garlic, low sodium
• 8 oz water chestnuts, sliced, chopped
• 2 head bibb lettuce
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1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet and add ground chicken. Cook until no longer pink, breaking up into chunks. Add ginger root and cook for another minute. Drain meat and transfer to a slow cooker.
2. Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce (go light on the chili garlic sauce for kids). Stir into meat. Cover and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours or low for 3 - 4 hours. Stir in water chestnuts. Keep on warm until ready to serve.
3. Scoop spoonfuls of chicken mixture into each lettuce leaf and serve.
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Note: Optional toppings: cashews, diced red bell pepper, sesame seeds
Suggested Side:  Veggie Fried Rice
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Recipe Comments

K at 3/3/2010 6:34:23 PM
We tried these tonight and they were fantastic. I deep fried some rice sticks(crunchy white things) like they have at P.F. Changs and it was like we were at the restaurant. Kids and hubby loved it!
Karen C at 3/4/2010 3:02:49 PM
Great recipe. If your husband doesn't like to eat lettuce wraps just mound the meat on top of veggie fried rice - he will love it.
Sloan at 4/29/2010 6:43:01 PM
This was delicious and super easy to make! I felt like I was eating Chinese take out!
Meredith at 9/23/2010 9:40:31 AM
These were so good! And easy! Perfect for my husband and I (too spicy for the kids). But I made them teriyaki noodles and they were happy too!
Julie at 9/30/2010 4:22:36 PM
Was surprised at what a lovely dinner these made with the veggie fried rice and some mandarin oranges! Didn't know what to think of using a lettuce "wrap" but everybody loved it - even the kids. I will try using lettuce as a wrap more often now.
Courtney H at 11/4/2010 8:26:17 PM
I plan on making this for dinner tomorrow night, but there are only 5 of us eating and it makes enough for 12. Does anyone know if it freezes well?
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