Monday, October 7, 2013

Slow-Cooker Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I make shredded chicken in the crock pot way too often. It's just that it always turns out good no matter how much I mix it up ingredient-wise. Today's shredded chicken creation is nothing short of Pinterest-worthy perfection for that busy mom who needs to build out her crock pot board. I would totally pin this...

So I may have slightly over-filled them...

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Serves 4-6

2 large chicken breasts
2 cups spicy barbecue sauce (I used Stubbs spicy)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 packet of taco seasoning (or more)
1 can spicy black beans (I used Trader Joe's cuban style)
2 cups cooked rice
Head of lettuce (I used butter lettuce)

Put everything but rice and beans in the slow cooker and let it cook on high 4-6 hours or slow 8-10. (I let the chicken cook alone for an hour before adding the other ingredients.) If you're home to do this, start pulling chicken apart a few hours into it. Keep shredding as you go so it can soak up those juices. Add beans and rice in the last hour of cooking. I'm not big into corn but I bet it would add a nice crunch if you added it in. Rinse and pat dry the lettuce pieces and fill with chicken mix. Add hot sauce, buffalo wing sauce, sour cream or keep it plain -- it's so good!

My lettuce was still alive...and reduced price. Score!

This guy had 4 hugely-filled wraps. I think he liked it.
As with all my shredded chicken creations, this will undoubtedly become tacos or enchiladas tomorrow night. Bonus.


  1. I love making shredded chicken in the crock pot ... and this brings it to a whole new level! You just solved the what's for dinner question for tonight! Hope I can find some butter lettuce on sale.

  2. That sounds really good! I think I will add this to my menu next week! Thanks!

  3. This is totally brilliant. I love lettuce wraps!!!