These saucy crock-pot chicken salad lettuce wraps are light lean and a tasty way to spice up your next lunch. They come together quickly and are delicious!
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Saucy Crock-Pot Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

These saucy crock-pot chicken salad lettuce wraps are light lean and a tasty way to spice up your next lunch. They come together quickly and are delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Crock-pot, Low-Carb, slow-cooker
Keyword Chicken Salad, crock-pot, Lettuce Cups, slow cooker
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 582kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion cut into wedges
  • 1 Granny Smith apple cut into wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves smashed
  • 4 bacon slices uncooked thick, chopped
  • 4 pounds whole chicken
  • cup apple cider vinegar + 1 ½ teaspoons divided
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • cup mayonnaise
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 leaves romaine butter lettuce or radicchio leaves
  • Toppings: green onions sweet mini-pepper slices, chopped pickles and dried crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • First, add the whole chicken, ⅓ cup vinegar, and ½ cup water into the crock-pot. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Next, add the onion, apple, garlic and place the strips of bacon over the top.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender, done and pulls from the bone.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the crock-pot and allow it to cool. 
    At this point the chicken may be so tender it falls apart as you take it out. Use caution and watch out for spattering juice!
  • When the chicken is cool enough to touch, remove the meat from the bones and discard the skin and bones; shred the chicken.
  • Using a fine wire sieve, carefully pour the cooking liquid through it into a large measuring cup; discard solids. Let the cooking liquid stand for about 10-minutes. You should see the fat separate into a glossy layer over the top of the cooking liquid. Skim the fat. Reserve about a ⅓ cup of the cooking liquid. Pour the remaining cooking liquid onto the shredded chicken and toss.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, the reserved ⅓ cup cooking liquid, and remaining 1 ½ teaspoons vinegar; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Assemble the lettuce cups, by spooning some of the shredded chicken into lettuce leaves and drizzle with the sauce. Add toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5130IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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