Ginger Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker + Instant Pot Recipe)

On the nights where you need a nutritious meal that takes little effort, you want these slow cooker ginger lime chicken lettuce wraps in your recipe arsenal. I have included instructions for both the slow cooker and the Instant Pot. You’re going to love these healthy chicken lettuce wraps!

slow cooker chicken lettuce wraps recipe

Ginger Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Carl, my cat, peed in my CrockPot.

I wish I was joking.

I think it’s because he knew I had a slow cooker chicken recipe coming up and he wanted to throw a wrench in things (it’s such a Carl thing to do).

Needless to say, the CrockPot is in the trash. This actually works well for me as I’ve been eyeing a multicooker up for a while and this gives me a reason to buy it when it goes on sale next – but still. I’m highly annoyed.

healthy chicken lettuce wraps recipe

I wanted to have a healthy slow cooker recipe on the blog for you, so I was wondering what I should do and then I remembered my Instant Pot.

Yes, my Instant Pot has a slow cook option – but it doesn’t work. It’s awful.

However, since the pressure cooker option is a sped up version of it being slow cooked, I did that. I’ll include how-toto for both the Instant Pot and a slow cooker in the recipe card below.

Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Pouring a ginger lime sauce over chicken breasts in an Instant Pot

When I throw together a recipe for The Bewitchin’ Kitchen, I honest to goodness wing it.

I usually have an idea on what I want and the flavors I believe would work well together and I toss it together and cross my fingers.

However, I do rely on having quality ingredients: fresh vegetables, high-grade spices, and Canadian chicken.

Did you know? Canadian chicken is grain-fed, free of hormones (all meat in Canada is) and steroids?

Canadian chicken is raised here in Canada according to nationally-set, mandatory food safety, and animal care standards.

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When you see this logo you know the following:

  • The chicken was raised by a registered Canadian chicken farmer.
  • The farm is subject to mandatory and auditable programming for food safety and animal care.
  • You’re supporting our local economy and giving back to our communities.
  • You’re supporting a family farm (some of them going back a few generations).

Whole30 Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Ginger Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps

To make these healthy chicken lettuce wraps recipe Whole30 is simple.

Don’t add the honey.

That’s it!

What kind of lettuce works best for lettuce wraps?

The best lettuce for shredded chicken lettuce wraps is bibb or butter lettuce.

You can use iceberg, but I find that it’s too crispy to fold over the filling.

I have also used romaine, but that works best for lettuce boats.

What to serve with chicken lettuce wraps?

I typically highlight the chicken lettuce wraps as the main dish, but if you want a sides I have included a few options.

Chicken lettuce wraps side dishes:

Vegetables for Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger lime chicken lettuce wraps

Here are a few vegetables you can add to your chicken lettuce wraps recipe.

  • Broccoli
  • Shredded carrots
  • Red bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Green onions
  • Mushrooms

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

I originally added 2 teaspoons of ginger powder to the chicken mixture but it was much too strong.

1 teaspoon is nice and light, but if you love ginger – try 1 1/2 teaspoons.

TBK’s Pro Tip: Work with the chicken lettuce wrap recipe to see what works for your tastes.

The same goes for honey. I didn’t want it too sweet, so I only added 1 tablespoon but feel free to add 2 tablespoons if you like sweet and sticky.

Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Container Counts

By popular demand, I am now offering the container counts for the Ultimate Portion Fix. I’ll be slowly updating all my recipes so you can use my recipes for Beachbody programs like 21 Day Fix, 80 Day Obsession, Liift4, and more.

Here are the counts for this creamy scallops recipe:

Full recipe counts: 3 green, 2 red, 3 blue, 6 tsps.

Per serving: 1/2 green, 1/3 red, 1/2 blue, 1 tsp.

Feel free to add more chicken to fill up your red.

How to Make Chicken Lettuce Wraps

TBK’s Pro Tip: Since the honey is sweet and sticky, I added it after the chicken cooked to make clean up easier.

More healthy chicken recipes:

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Ginger Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These ginger lime chicken lettuce wraps are a quick and healthy weeknight meal. Make them in the slow cooker, CrockPot, or Instant Pot for easy shredded chicken. Serve with bibb lettuce, vegetables. Option for a Whole30 version included in the recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken lettuce wraps, ginger lime chicken lettuce wraps, lettuce wraps recipe, whole30 recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 wraps
Calories 165kcal


Chicken Mix

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp  lime zest
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp  powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp  sea salt
  • 1 tbsp honey if not Whole30

For Assembly

  • 6 bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots or 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion fine dice
  • 1/3 cup cashews chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Additional vegetables of choice: broccoli red peppers, mushrooms, etc.


For the Slow Cooker

  • Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl add the rest of the chicken mixture ingredients (not the honey).
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and add the honey, stir.

For the Instant Pot

  • Add the chicken breasts to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the rest of the chicken mixture ingredients (not the honey).
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on manual for 25 minutes.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks and add the honey, stir.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Assembly

  • Lay the bibb lettuce down and add the chicken mixture, vegetables of choice, chopped cashews, and sesame seeds.
  • Roll up and enjoy.


Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 3 – 1 point if you skip the cashews.

Container Counts

Full recipe counts: 3 green, 2 red, 3 blue, 6 tsps.
Per serving: 1/2 green, 1/3 red, 1/2 blue, 1 tsp.
Feel free to add more chicken to fill up your red.


Serving: 1wrap | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 31.2mg | Sodium: 340.4mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 5.4g
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29 comments on “Ginger Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Slow Cooker + Instant Pot Recipe)”

  1. Cowboy Chicken Chili Casserole looks tasty!

  2. Lemony Lime Slow Cooked Chicken is my favourite slow cooker recipe.

  3. My favourite slow cooker recipe is Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken.

  4. I like my Slow Cooker pulled chicken recipe and serve it on homemade buns. So good!!

  5. My favourite Slow Cooker Chicken recipe is roasted chicken with veggies!

  6. My favourite slow cooker recipe is the super yummy Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken.

  7. 5 stars
    My favourite is the … Bacon Garlic Chicken Skillet

  8. 5 stars
    I really like a good Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken recipe.

  9. One of my favourite slow cooker meals is chicken fajitas!

  10. My favourite slow cooker chicken recipes are pulled chicken (so many uses!) and roast chicken and veggies.

  11. I like chicken stew in the slow cooker.

  12. I would like to try the Cowboy Chicken Chili Casserole.

  13. My fav recipe in the slow cooker isn’t really a slow cooker recipe – I use my old spaghetti recipe and let it simmer ALL day and damn it is good!!! I try to simmer it on the stove and it either boils or it doesn’t heat up at all but the slow cooker was sooooooooooooooo good! Yummo!!


  14. 5 stars
    i HAVE A SHREDDED CHICKEN RECIPE ON THE BLOG THAT I LOVE. oops sorry for the caps lock. Also sorry Carl is just a pain, good thing he is cute

  15. 5 stars
    My favorite slow cooker recipe is siracha chicken.

  16. Slow cooker “Chock Full O’ Veggies Pulled Chicken” A whole chicken or several large pieces , bones removed lightly seasoned with oodles of fresh veg. I let the natural flavors & organic seasonings do their magic.

  17. 5 stars
    My favorite slow cooker recipe that I would love to try is the

    Cowboy Chicken Chili Casserole.

  18. I like the bacon garlic chicken skillet recipe.

  19. I like the Slow Cooker Asian Chicken & Greens recipe.

  20. My favorite instant pot chicken recipe just includes chicken wings, potatoes and carrots and turning it into a stew. I haven’t tried many things with the instant pot.

  21. I love anything with lemon so I’m going with Lemony Lime Slow Cooked Chicken. Looks delicious

  22. Chicken with mushroom soup in the crock pot is my favorite.

  23. I think my favorite would be One-Pot Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Pasta. Sounds so yummy!

  24. Love to make chicken noodle soup! Thanks 🙂

  25. Chicken Breakfast Skillet. thx

  26. chicken noodle soup. thanks

  27. My favorite slow cooker chicken recipe is Chicken Enchiladas.

  28. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I’m sharing your post on my blog today for my readers. 🙂

  29. 4 stars
    The recipe is amazing and has great flavor (hence the 4/5 stars), but I agree wholeheartedly with your comment. I used the method above on 3 fresh chicken breasts, 13 minutes and a quick release and I think I could have even done 11/12 minutes and been fine. I also used 1/2 cup of broth to ensure there was enough liquid, there was 🙂 I would definitely say that 25 minutes is too long for the IP and the chicken would have been dry. Hope this helps someone else!

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