Monday, September 3, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Wraps with Carrot Celery Slaw

              If you need to go out for a bunch of hours to work, or are out running errands, the last thing you want to do is cook in the kitchen when you get home, right?  And who wants to really have a frozen boxed meal?   A slow cooker is a great tool to make your life easier in the kitchen.  One pot to use, one pot to clean.  Just throw in the ingredients.  No fancy prep needed.  Push start and in 6 hours, dinner is ready.

              Slow cookers are also really great because they enable the food cooking in it to really soak up all the flavors of your sauce.

              Here I have a slow cooker chicken recipe that I combine with a carrot and celery slaw in roll it all up in a wrap.  The textures are great together.  The crunchiness of the slaw go great with the soft chicken pieces.

  1. 2 lbs chicken breasts, or thigh meat.
  2. 1/2 Cup of low sodium soy sauce (I use a soy sauce alternative.  The sodium difference is astounding.
  3. 1/4 Cup of lime juice
  4. 4 Tbl honey
  5. 2 cloves minced garlic
  6. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
 Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and push start.  After 4 hours,  take a fork and break up the chicken into small pieces.

Carrot and Celery Slaw

  1. 4 carrots
  2. 2 sticks of celery sliced in small slivers
  3. 1/2 Cup oil (I used canola)
  4. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  5. 3 Tbl honey
  6. 1 Tbl lime juice
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
Shred your carrots in a food processor.

Slice the celery in small strips.  You can't use the food processor for this.

Combine the carrots and celery in a bowl.

Next, whisk the remaining ingredients together and pour over the celery and carrots. 

Put the slaw in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.  Can be made a day ahead.

You then combine the chicken and the slaw in a tortilla wrap.

The flavors and textures blend so well together.  It's a party for your taste buds!

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