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Monday, June 20, 2016

21 Day Fix -- Slow-Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These are a breeze to throw together and it makes a large batch, so you might be lucky enough to have some left for lunch the next day.

21 Day Fix – Slow-Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
(Recipe makes approximately 8-10 servings.)



Ingredients:
2 lbs. lean ground chicken 
3 cloves garlic, minced 
1 red bell pepper, cored and finely chopped 
1 orange bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 
1/2 cup hoisin sauce (*See note for clean hoisin sauce recipe.)
2 Tbsp. coconut aminos 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
3 green onions, sliced 
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
3 tsp. sesame oil (optional) 
2 heads iceberg lettuce

Place ground chicken and garlic in a large sauté pan, coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 -6 minutes. 

Drain off liquid and pour mixture into slow-cooker. Add bell peppers, onion, hoisin sauce, coconut aminos, salt and pepper, and toss mixture. Cover and cook on low heat 2-3 hours until chicken is tender. 

Stir in green onions, rice vinegar, and sesame oil, cook until heated through 3 -5 minutes. Season with additional salt as desired. Separate iceberg lettuce leaves and serve with chicken filling.

**Recipe for homemade/clean hoisin sauce: 4 tablespoons coconut aminos; 2 tablespoons black bean paste or peanut butter; 1 tablespoon honey or molasses; 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar; 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder; 2 teaspoons sesame oil; 20 drops hot sauce; 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.  Stir to combine.  

(For 21 Day Fix “container counts”, each serving counts as:  1 red, 1 green, and 1 tsp.  On the 21 Day Fix, you are allowed 1 to 2 tsps of natural sweeteners per day. Honey can be used as one of those sweeteners. Honey is not allowed on the 21 Day Fix Extreme.)


If you are interested in a 21 Day Fix support group, more healthy/21 Day Fix-friendly recipes, or a free weekly meal-planning tutorial, please get in touch with me directly at chrispechulis@gmail.com. 

XO
All the best,
CHRISTINE

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