Slow-Cooker Chicken Lettuce Cups

When I saw this recipe in Southern Living, I immediately added it to our weekly meal plan.  It is seriously delicious, and even easier to make, which are two things I look for in recipes.

  1. Place the yellow onion and apple wedges, smashed garlic cloves, and bacon pieces a slow-cooker.  Add chicken, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.
  2. If you use a whole chicken, remove the chicken from the bone and discard the skin and bones.  Shred meat.  Pour cooking liquid through a fine wire-mesh strainer and into a measuring cup.  Discard solids.
  3. Let cooking liquid stand for 10 minutes.  Skim fat and reserve 1/3 cup cooking liquid.  Toss the remaining cooking liquid with shredded chicken.
  4. Whisk together mayo, red pepper, reserved 1/3 cup of cooking liquid, and 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon chicken into lettuce leaves.  Drizzle with sauce.  Add toppings.  Serve immediately.
I hope you're having a great weekend!

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