- 2 pounds of ground turkey
- 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
- 2 large carrots, grated (1 cup)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (I opted out of using these as I wanted my kids to eat it)
1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
2. Break apart chicken and serve.
Now my slow cooker has a few settings, and it's no exactly adjustable. I can cook on high for 4 or 6 hours, or low on 8 or 10 hours. Hmm...what to do? Since I'm not home to monitor this, I opted for the low on 8 hours cooking time. When I got back, parts of the sauce were a bit burnt, which added a slightly smokey flavor my husband liked, but my kids didn't. I think the next time I might do the 4 hours on high. Or if I'm home, do the 8 hours on low setting but stop at 4 hours. Haha. In any case, the kids really liked it (I just scooped them the parts that didn't have the slightly burnt sauce) and we ate it using romaine lettuce. It was a hit for my 3 yo too, who didn't want to eat the lettuce part initially. I think watching her brother eat it and seeing that you can wrap it like a burrito made it more fun for her.
I didn't try to freeze this, but it's probably going to be in my rotation soon with maybe a few tweaks to the recipe. But here are instructions on how to freeze.
Add all ingredients to a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze for up to three months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and then cook in slow cooker for 4-6 hours on “low” setting. Break apart chicken and spoon onto lettuce.