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Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter.

These slow cooker hoisin chicken lettuce wraps are so easy to make and taste fantastic! They are so tasty – the whole family will love them!

This is one of the easiest dinner recipes ever. And one of the easiest slow cooker recipe ever.

Toss some chicken in the slow cooker, whisk together a couple ingredients for the sauce and pour it over top, and let it all cook.

Hoisin chicken lettuce wraps.

So easy.

All you need to do at dinner time is shred the chicken, thicken the sauce, and chop up a couple toppings for your lettuce wraps.

Easy and delicious.

We absolutely love the flavour of these slow cooker hoisin chicken lettuce wraps. They disappeared in no time at all!

Hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter with carrots, lettuce, cilantro and green onions.

What type of lettuce should you use for lettuce wraps?

Butter lettuce is the best kind of lettuce to use for lettuce wraps, but leaf lettuce or iceberg lettuce will work too.

We like butter lettuce the best as the leaves are sturdy enough to wrap around the filling without tearing or falling apart as you eat it.

Easy to make hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter.

Leaf lettuce will work, but the leaves are much bigger, so you tend to add more filling and then the lettuce often tears as you’re eating the wrap.

Iceberg lettuce is nice and sturdy, but the crispness of the leaves makes it more difficult to wrap around the filling. You end up more with lettuce cups than lettuce wraps with this type of lettuce.

Lettuce wraps with hoisin chicken, carrots, red pepper, green onions, and cilantro

What can I serve with lettuce wraps?

We like this hoisin chicken in lettuce wraps along with toppings like sliced red pepper, shredded carrots, chopped green onions, and fresh cilantro.

My family likes to have rice served alongside lettuce wraps so make them a complete meal. The kids will often include the rice in their lettuce wraps too.

Slow cooker hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter.

We’ve also enjoyed this hoisin chicken and all the toppings wrapped up in a tortilla, taco style with some lettuce, instead of using the lettuce as the wrap.

No matter how you serve them, though, they’re delicious!

Easy to make slow cooker hoisin chicken lettuce wraps with toppings.

How to make Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps:

  • Start with fresh (or thawed) boneless, skinless chicken thighs as it’s not a great idea to cook frozen chicken in a slow cooker, for food safety reasons.
  • I like to toss the chicken with the sauce after shredding it and thickening the sauce, but you can leave them separate and drizzle the sauce onto the individual wraps if you prefer.
  • Leftover hoisin chicken will keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days, and can be easily reheated in the microwave.

Here are some more great slow cooker recipes for you:

Hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter.
Yield: serves 6

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Hoisin chicken lettuce wraps on a platter with carrots, lettuce, cilantro and green onions.

These slow cooker hoisin chicken lettuce wraps are so easy to make and taste fantastic! They are so tasty - the whole family will love them!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10-12 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated or minced
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons water

For serving:

  • Butter or leaf lettuce leaves
  • Red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • Carrots, grated
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in the crock of a slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, sweet Thai chili sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Pour the sauce over top of the chicken and stir to coat the chicken in the sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken is very tender and shreds easily.
  5. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks.
  6. Pour the sauce in the slow cooker into a small saucepan.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water and add it to the sauce in the saucepan.
  8. Whisk the sauce over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until it thickens.
  9. Toss the shredded chicken with the thickened sauce and serve it in lettuce leaves with red pepper strips, grated carrots, chopped green onions, and cilantro.

Notes

Different slow cookers will cook at different rates, which is why there is a range in the cook times. Depending on how hot your slow cooker runs, your chicken might be cooked through after 4 hours, but it might take the full 6 hours to cook. If it doesn't shred very easily with two forks, continue cooking until it does.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 279mgSodium: 1207mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 56g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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