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Crock Pot Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups

Sesame Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe (Paleo) from Primally Inspired

 Crock Pot Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups

 

This time of year, I rely on my crock pot to get an easy and healthy dinner on the table when I’m too busy or don’t feel like slaving over a stove. Crock pot recipes tend to be hit or miss with my family, but this crock pot sesame chicken recipe is one of our favorites and one that my family requests all throughout the year.

 

Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe made in the Slow Cooker (Paleo) from Primally Inspired

 

The sticky sauce coats the chicken and gives the perfect balance of slightly sweet and slightly spicy. It’s so delicious!

 

We like to load on the toppings, too. I create a buffet of healthy toppings and let everyone pick what they want to add to their crock pot sesame chicken lettuce cup creations. Our favorite toppings are my mom’s famous kimchi (get that recipe HERE), spicy mayo (recipe below), sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, avocado slices, extra tamari or coconut aminos, and extra sriracha for the spicy lovers.

 

Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe made in the Slow Cooker (Paleo) from Primally Inspired

 

Oh! You’ll probably want to double the recipe because the leftovers are even better! Enjoy 🙂

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Sesame Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe (Paleo) from Primally Inspired

Crock Pot Sesame Chicken Recipe:

Crock Pot Sesame Chicken Lettuce Cups
 
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Sesame Chicken Recipe made in your slow cooker! Paleo, Gluten Free.
Ingredients
Serving suggestions: lettuce leaves, sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, kimchi (recipe HERE), spicy mayo (recipe in notes section), avocado slices
Instructions
  1. Add your chicken to the crock pot.
  2. Mix together the coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, sriracha, garlic powder, onion powder, ground ginger, sesame oil and sweetener (if using) in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken.
  3. Set your crockpot to low, cover and cook for 4-6 hours for fresh chicken and 6-8 for frozen.
  4. 20 minutes before serving, mix together the arrowroot and water. Turn the crock pot to high and pour the arrowroot mixture over the chicken. Stir. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the sauce has slightly thickened.
  5. Serve the chicken on lettuce leaves (romaine, iceberg and green leaf lettuce make great cups!) and top with toasted sesame seeds and any other optional ingredients that you wish. Enjoy!
Notes
Sometimes I also like to add to the crock pot 1 cup of shitake mushrooms (or 1 cup of any veggies I have on hand) with the chicken.

To make spicy mayo:
1 tablespoon sriracha mixed into 3 tablespoons mayonnaise.

*I like to double the recipe because the leftovers are even better! 🙂
 

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Sesame Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe (Paleo) from Primally Inspired

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8 comments

  1. Is the chicken cut into strips before putting in the crock pot? It is hard to tell from the picture. Thanks.

  2. I made this using boneless, skinless thighs. So delicious and easy. I had it in the lettuce and my daughter enjoyed it in a bowl with broccoli. Love trying your recipes…thanks! And they smelled amazing while cooking.

  3. Hi kelly,

    We cannot use the arrowroot or tapioca flour (not SCD legal). Do you think I could use coconut flour as a thickener, or wouldn’t that work.

  4. Would you say your 4 chicken breasts are about equal to 2 pounds? Our chicken breasts run big from our market so 2 breasts equal 2.5 pounds. I just don’t want to end up with too little sauce.

    • Kelly from Primally Inspired

      Ooo, Angie. I don’t really know. I get mine from the farmer’s market and there’s no weight or anything on them. They look about the same or maybe a little bigger as regular ones from a grocery store. If I had to guess, I’d say the 4 breasts are equal to just a little over 2 pounds. I’ll have to remember to get the weight of them the next time I get some.

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