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Sweet & Spicy Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

These healthy Sweet & Spicy Lettuce Wraps come together so easily in the slow cooker. Filled with deliciously spiced chicken and loaded with tons of fresh toppings - your friends will go crazy for them! Serve as a main meal, or use the smaller lettuce cups as appetizers.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Author: Naomi Cook
  • 3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts w/ Rib Meat, (equivalent to 2 lbs.)
  • 1 Head Butter Lettuce, pulled apart, washed and patted dry
  • 1/2 Cup Beeyond The Hive Raw Wildflower Honey 
  • 7oz Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (2 diced)
  • 2 tbsp Adobo Sauce (from the 7oz can of Chipotle Peppers)
  • 1 tsp McCormick Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp  McCormick Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp McCormick Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp McCormick Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Mahatma Jasmine White Rice, cooked
  • Additional Toppings: Cilantro, diced mango, scallions, avocado slices, and lime wedges
  1. In a small dish, add all the spices and mix until thoroughly combined.

  2. To a slow cooker, arrange the whole chicken breasts and completely coat both sides of the chicken with the spice mixture. Top with the diced chipotle peppers, sauce and honey

  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 - 3 1/2 hours, or cook on low for 6 - 6 1/2 hours.

  4. Pull out the chicken and shred with two forks. Then add the meat back to the slow cooker and stir into the juices. (There will be quite a bit of liquid, but once the chicken is shredded and added back in it will be nicely absorbed).

  5. Prepare the rice according to package directions, about 20 minutes before serving.

  6. When ready to assemble: top each lettuce cup with rice, shredded meat and the toppings. Serve each plate with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce: If you're looking for flavor without the spice, only add in the peppers and omit the sauce. (This is a great option for kiddos or for those that can't tolerate spiciness).  
  • Slow Cooker Times: Whether you cook the meat on low or high, make sure to check the doneness at the 3 hour or 5-6 hour mark. If it is overcooked, it will taste dry and will have lost its bold flavor.
  • Butter Lettuce: Gently pull each leaf from the core, and run under mild flowing water. Place them on a towel and pat dry with a second towel. (This lettuce is extremely delicate. Handle carefully because it can rip very easily).