Guest post by Debra Worth, Worth Cooking
I am so excited to be here today sharing a simple, and healthy, chicken recipe. So, thank you, Kelly, for having me over!
In keeping with this month’s slow cooker series, I’m sharing one of my family’s personal favorites! This Asian-style Chicken Wraps recipe is super simple. (Since I have a 5, 3, and 1 year old, easy meals are my friend!) So this recipe takes just five minutes to assemble for cooking in the slow cooker. Then, right before serving it, you’re looking at about another 10 minutes to prep the sauce and shred the chicken.
I use boneless skinless chicken thighs in this dish vs. the more common chicken breast for several reasons. The two main reasons are – it keeps the dish moist and it shreds quicker.
An easy tip for shredding chicken … Simply squeeze the cooked chicken thighs with tongs and it breaks into perfect shreds. This method takes just a few seconds to do the entire batch. (No battles with two forks and dry chicken breasts.)
It’s important to note that the seasoned chicken by itself is not the most flavorful. The reason I kept the seasoning simple is because sometimes chicken thighs release a lot of juices, and therefore, most of my attempts at flavoring the chicken ended up in the liquids rather than on the chicken.
So be sure to not skimp on the sauce! That’s where the delicious savory-sweet flavor comes in. With coconut aminos (a soy sauce substitute), toasted sesame seed oil, spices, ginger, garlic, and maple syrup – this flavorful sauce really is what makes the dish come alive!
Layering everything in a boston lettuce cup makes for a tasty texture, and healthy dish. I do recommend serving with an Asian-themed vegetable dish (such as this Sesame Broccoli Salad) to up the vegetable content as well as the bulk of the meal.
Note from Kelly: A special thank you to my sweet friend Debra for sharing this delicious and healthy gluten-free dinner recipe with us. I highly recommend putting this incredibly flavorful dish on your next meal plan! And I also recommend popping over to check out Debra’s site at Worth Cooking. She’s a wonderfully talented home chef with a wealth of family-friendly whole food recipes that are as tasty as they are healthy!
Debra Worth is first and foremost a daughter of the King of kings. She resides in central Missouri with her husband of 6 years and three young kids. She is passionate about serving her family nutritious and delicious foods, especially after needing to cut out many foods due her family’s food intolerances. In March, she started the blog Worth Cooking where she shares her healthy, delicious, and allergy-friendly recipes.