Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps [VIDEO]

Delicious flavors come together in this slow cooker Caribbean Pulled Chicken, served as lettuce wraps and topped with a simple fresh mango salsa!

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It’s one of our favorite slow cooker chicken recipes of all time! Such a delicious combination of sweet, savory, and flavorful spices!

 

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Make it a light, yet hearty meal by piling this flavorful chicken into your lettuce wraps, top with your favorite add-ons, and devour!

 

You can even add this chicken to your favorite greens for a delicious, protein packed salad any night of the week!

 

I love making this chicken at the beginning of the week and adding it to my lunch and dinner’s throughout the week! The best hands-free recipe for my Sunday meal prep days!

 

 

 

 

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Doesn’t that mango and avocado look so heavenly?! I use bibb lettuce for my lettuce wraps, but you can get creative and use any base lettuce you like!

 

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4.7 rating
14 reviews

Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 3 hr
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

    Caribbean Pulled Chicken

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • Mango Salsa

  • 3 mangos, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Everything Else

  • Head of butter lettuce or lettuce leaves of choice
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Any other add-ins you'd like

Directions

  1. Place all of the pulled chicken ingredients into the insert of your slow cooker. Mix to combine flavors, then put on high for 3 hours.
  2. While it's cooking, prepare the mango salsa: In a bowl toss together all ingredients and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. When the chicken is done, shred with two forks and mix into the sauce. Let sit for 10 minutes, covered.
  4. Assemble lettuce wraps, top with mango salsa and other desired toppings, like avocado and tomato, and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • The juice from the chicken is delicious but makes the lettuce wraps a tad messy if you don't slightly strain when assembling.
  • Pulled chicken nutrition info per serving: 232 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 37 grams of protein
  • Lettuce wrap nutrition info per serving: 264 calories, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 114 grams of protein

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31 comments
June 17, 2016

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31 responses to “Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps [VIDEO]”

  1. This sounds like one FLAVOR BOMB of a meal, which is totally my kinda food! Can’t wait to try this for dinner! Pinned!

  2. All of these slow cooker recipes sound so amazing! I’m digging this Caribbean flare you’ve got going on. I’m all about pulled pork, and lettuce wraps are always a winner. That mango salsa? Delish!

  3. I really need to start using my slow cooker more often to make easy but delicious dinners like these lettuce wraps! So full of yummy flavor that I would love!

  4. Those flavors sound amazing! I’m always looking for new ways to revamp good ole chicken. Thanks for the inspiration!
    – MAK

  5. Beth R says:

    Do you think this would work in a pressure cooker?

  6. Heather Beavers says:

    Do you have the nutrition count per serving?

  7. Morgan says:

    Found this recipe through Skinnytaste. Is there nutrition per serving information available for this recipe?

    • Hi Morgan! Here you go! Pulled chicken nutrition information per serving: 232 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 37 grams of protein.
      Full Lettuce wrap nutrition information per serving: 264 calories, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 114 grams of protein! Let us know if you have any other questions. Hope you LOVE if you try it!

      • Diana says:

        Trying to figure out how a serving of the chicken has 37 grams of protein but as a lettuce wrap has 114 grams. Where do the 70 extra grams come from.? They look amazing gbut trying to figure that out

  8. Claudia says:

    Made this in my Instant Pot tonight. I reduced the broth to 1/2 cup, removed the chicken after 12 minutes at high pressure, and then let the liquid reduce! I ran out of mangoes so I made pineapple salsa. Delicious over caulirice.!

  9. Ashley Hiller says:

    Perfect combo with the mango salsa! Simple and easy to throw together but packed with flavor. The lettuce wrap was a great touch and added some crunch.

    5.0 rating

  10. Monica Beback says:

    The chicken and mango salsa were both flavorful and delicious. I cooked this in my Instant Pot for 15 minutes and it turned out perfectly. My only complaint was the “drippiness” of the chicken in the lettuce, made for a super messy meal, but not any fault of the recipe’s! Next time I’ll just be sure to strain it out as much as possible before putting in wraps.

    4.0 rating

  11. Mallory Williams says:

    Loved the Mango Salsa!

    4.0 rating

  12. Samantha says:

    So good! Lots of flavor and very easy recipe to follow. And the mango salsa was amazing!

    5.0 rating

  13. Anna says:

    Could you replace the coconut sugar with honey?

  14. Kianna says:

    Yum!!!! So tasty and very easy. Obviously not a last minute dinner but I will try it in the pressure cooker next time if I fail to plan. Such a great recipe to double or triple…leftovers were amazing but went way too quickly!!! And seriously…mango salsa…yes please.

    5.0 rating

  15. Smule says:

    I followed the instructions. However, I checked the chicken after 1 1/2 hours and it was done, starting to get a bit dry. Nest time I’ll check my slow cooker after 1 hour.The liquid left in the pot tho was delicious. I reduced it and then mixed it with the shredded chicken. I added some jalapeno to the salsa for some heat. Very tasty, I recommend this recipe

    5.0 rating

  16. Taylor Kearney says:

    What’s your stance on putting frozen chicken in the slow cooker? Came across this recipe and can’t wait to try – but am I better off waiting for chicken to thaw?

  17. Erin says:

    Does this freeze well?

  18. Janice says:

    Do you reccomend bonless thighs or boneless breasts? And would they both cook for 3hours in low?

  19. Mia says:

    This turned more liquedy than anticipated and the broth was too good, so I just turned into a soup. Just as delicious!

    5.0 rating

  20. Vanessa says:

    This was so good – my family LOVED it, nice to have a different twist on taco night! Lexi – you never disappoint!

    5.0 rating

  21. Camper says:

    I made this exactly as written, except I left the cilantro out of the chicken. This was so good! Bold flavors that melded really well. We ended up eating the leftovers on corn tortillas which gave the meal the feel of a really good food truck. I’m usually meh on cilantro, but it was great in the mango salsa, I’m glad I left it in.

    5.0 rating

  22. Melissa says:

    This made great soft tacos. The leftover liquid will make a nice base for lunchtime soup later. Layered the tacos with black beans & cauliflower rice. The chicken was amazingly tender. Great recipe!

    4.0 rating

  23. Bethany says:

    Made these last night and they were amazing! I made them with frozen chicken and they ended up perfect! Such an easy delicious meal!

    5.0 rating

  24. Chelsea says:

    This chicken is so good and easy! So flavorful and delicious.

    5.0 rating

  25. Lynda says:

    What is a serving size? 1 or 2 lettuce wraps? Plan on making this week and want to be able to correctly figure out my macros! 🙂

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