Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Ranch Cauliflower Bites

This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Last month, we shared some big news about our new addition to the family and how it has affected our daily routine. Things like going grocery shopping, making dinner, and sitting down to enjoy a meal as a family has changed since we adopted our puppy. 

One item in our pantry that continues to add flavor to our weeknight dinners is the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker. The Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker adds the right amount of herbs and spices seasoning to so many different kinds of appetizers, vegetables, snacks, slow cooks, and even pasta (ranch macaroni and cheese is seriously the bomb--if you have not tried it yet, you definitely should! We can't help but keep reaching for this versatile and convenient pantry item, which is why we are sharing two more recipes with you today that are elevated in flavor with the help of this new pantry essential for our family! 

Today, we are sharing two flavorful recipes that pair well together and are great for a weeknight meal! These slow cooker, crack chicken lettuce wraps are savory, light, and decadent all at the same time. Before we enjoyed the lettuce wraps, we prepared these ranch cauliflower bites to enjoy as a weeknight appetizer. 




Ranch Cauliflower Bites

Ingredients:
  • 1 large head of cauliflower (between 1.5-2.0 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of panko crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning Shaker
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste (optional)
  • fresh parsley to taste (optional)
Directions:
  1. Prepare the cauliflower by cutting it into 1 1/2 inches florets. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F). 
  3. Evenly cover a baking sheet with cauliflower florets, and drizzle them with extra-virgin olive oil. 
  4. Roast the cauliflower florets in the oven at 400 degrees (F) for 12 minutes, and then flip them and cook on the other side for another 12 minutes to ensure they are fully cooked through evenly. 
  5. While cauliflower is cooking, melt the unsalted butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has begun to brown, mix in the panko crumbs and the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker. Cook and stir occasionally until the crumbs are golden brown (it should take between 5-7 minutes). 
  6. Once 24 minutes have passed and the timer is done on the cauliflower, remove them from the oven and immediately top them with the panko breadcrumb mixture. Season the cauliflower even further with salt, black pepper, and fresh parsley. Serve warm and enjoy--they taste great with dips like Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing! 


Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

Directions:
  1. Fill a large slow cooker with chicken, cream cheese, and the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker seasoning. 
  2. Cook on low heat setting for 6-8 hours (or cook on high setting for 4-6 hours) until the chicken is fully cooked through. We recommend waiting the full 8 hours on low heat, as this is best for shredding and has the ideal texture for the lettuce wraps (but if you need to speed it up to high heat for a shorter amount of time, that definitely works and tastes great too!) 
  3. Stir the ingredients occasionally while cooking (stir 2-3 times for 6-8 hours, or 1-2 times for 4-6 hours).
  4. Once cooked, uncover the slow cooker and shred the chicken with a fork. Pour the hot sauce over the chicken and mix it in. 
  5. Wash and dry lettuce, and then fill each piece of lettuce with 2 spoonfuls of chicken. Serve warm and enjoy!

Whether you want to prepare these recipes or continue making some of your own favorites, be sure to pick up the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker seasoning. It's become a true staple to our kitchen pantry because it's such a convenient way to add exceptional flavor!

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13 comments

  1. This is such a fun meal combo! We really like those ranch flavors so I know we'll like the wraps.

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  2. My daughter and I are the only ones who really enjoy ranch on our food. We would enjoy these lettuce wraps.

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  3. Hidden Valley Ranch makes everything better - that's my motto! I can't wait to try both of these recipes. They look so delicious.

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  4. This looks so good. I could go for some of these this week. I just love using the slow cooker to make meals like this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Annemarie LeBlancApril 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    This is a delicious dinner idea! Ranch dressing/seasoning makes meat more flavorful. I have to make this dish asap. Adding it to my menu plan for next week!

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  6. My husband is trying to cut out carbs, and those Ranch Chicken Lettuce Wraps look so perfect for dinner for him. Going to add them to our dinner menu for next week. Nom!

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  7. I don't know that you can go wrong with ranch on chicken. I have tried to make this but wasn't sure how to serve it. Great idea!

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  8. A new healthy dish. Yum! It looks appetizing, will be making this!

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  9. That looks delicious. I love using my slow cooker and I'm going to try your recipe soon. Yum!

    -Lynndee

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  10. Hidden Valley is one of my favorite brands. All of their products always seem to end up our favorites and used often.

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  11. Let’s just say, I love ranch on just about everything! That is my favorite dipping sauce!

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  12. A slow cooker recipe is a great idea since it gives you more time to play with your puppy! This looks like a refreshing dinner!

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  13. This would make a delicious dinner tonight. I love using my slow cooker as I can set it up before i go to work!

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