Looking for a light, yet filling meal to make for dinner tonight? Then you have come to the perfect place my friend!
Tonight I made juicy and tender BBQ Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps in my crockpot with only a few ingredients.
(easy, peasy, lemon squeeze…..okay, last corny line, I swear)
What you will need:
-Skinless Chicken Breast
-Choice of Veggies (I used carrots, celery and scallions)
-Choice of BBQ sauce (I used “Lip Lickin Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce)
Cooking Time: 4.5 hours
Cooking in a crockpot has to be the easiest, fool proof cooking method invented.
(don’t worry, if you mess this recipe up, you are not a fool. Practice makes perfect!)
All you have to do is place your ingredients in this contraption, set it to high or low, and let it be for however many hours it takes to cook thoroughly.
You can relax on the couch, watch youtube videos, stalk people on instagram (oh yeah, follow me here!) and snapchat and Keep Up with the Kardashians
(sorry, I’m watching that now as I’m typing this post)
Anyway, back to the recipe…..
Set the crock pot to high, and place your clean chicken (washed, fat cut off, and cleaned with lime) in the crock pot.
If you want the chicken to have great flavor and be extra juicy, after you season the meat (I used Adobo, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes) pour 1.5 cups of low sodium chicken broth over the meat (the chicken should be mostly submerged in the broth) and then cover your crock pot.
Set your timer to 2.5 hours.
2.5 hours are up! Time to add the BBQ Sauce!
I used the whole bottle of BBQ Sauce and covered the crockpot again.
Set your timer to 2 hours
While the meat is cooking for those last couple of hours, do not touch the crockpot! You’ll let out steam, and just ruin the whole entire meal!
(not really, but you will slow down the process)
Okay, 2 hours are up!
See how quickly time flies by while you watch a few episodes of Friends on Netflix, while doing 10 loads of laundry?
(the joys of cooking with a crockpot….so much leisure time)
In order to turn the chicken breast into a “pulled version”, you will need two forks. With a fork in each hand, tear into the meat.
The chicken should fall apart easily. (see picture above)
Spread your lettuce cups out onto your plate
(I know that isn’t something I should have to tell you, but you never know)
Cut up your veggie ingredients (carrots, celery and scallions), and sprinkle them evenly into each lettuce cup.
Now DIG IN, dinner is served!
Question of the day: What is your go-to crockpot meal? Leave it in the comments below!
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