Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps

This recipe comes from one of Jonny Bowden's cookbooks, The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes On Earth. I've been a big fan of Jonny and his cookbooks ever since I started getting serious about my health 5 years ago.  I urge you all to check him out! 
The picture doesn't do this one justice, but you get the idea.  I am no food photographer that is for certain! But I can assure you that everything I post here has been taste-approved by me and my entire family.  Even the almost-1-year-old was a fan of this one! The leftovers were just as delicious as eating it straight from the crockpot.  I highly recommend this high protein, low carb, low calorie meal.  It's a winner!

Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps

Servings: 6

3/4 cup high quality, low-sugar prepared teriyaki sauce 
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 package slaw mix (broccoli, carrots and cabbage)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 small head red-leaf or Bibb lettuce

In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, water and ginger.  Lay the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the sauce evenly over the top.  Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, or on low for 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and very tender. Shred the chicken with two forks and add the slaw mix.  Stir and combine, cover and cook for 10 minutes.  Stir in the sesame seeds and serve over individual lettuce leaves.  


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