One of the biggest complaints we hear from our clients when they fall off track is that they're just too crunched for time. Cooking something delicious that the whole family will like either takes too long or if it doesn't, then it's usually not healthy. Well here's the answer to all your problems - behold THE CROCKPOT!
Where have crockpots been all my life?! Talk about a genius meal-prep, time-saving solution! Not only that but crockpots transform bland, plain ol' chicken from boring to finger lickin' good with minimal effort or skill! It's a full-proof crowd pleaser.
I found this beauty at the back of a cupboard whilst doing some reorganizing and decluttering recently - i.e. trying to minimize the combination of possessions that Jason and I have accumulated during our lives as individuals - #marriedlife. I think this stage is officially known as "nesting". Anyway, I digress. So, I was intrigued and inspired to put it to good use after Jason's recent CrossFit trip to Dubai and came up with a super simple chicken fajita recipe. It turned out so great that I naturally went to the Tribe for some of their go-to crockpot recipes.The response was HUGE! Clearly our Tribe is full of practical problem solvers! Anyway, when a BBQ pulled chicken recipe was suggested by our good friend Howie, I made a mental note to give it a whirl for my next crockpot endeavor.
I made a couple of tweaks to the recipe to make this a little more macro-friendly. Check it out!
Can you believe how amazing this turned out!? It was so tender, shredding the chicken breast was a cinch!
I had just been to the store that morning and had a ton of veggies in the fridge so I decided to roast some sweet potato, red pepper & red onion and serve it up in a bowl with wilted spinach. OMG it was SO filling & I felt so virtuous after I'm sure I was radiating with a healthy glow :-)
This chicken would be SO tasty served in a brioche bun with homemade slaw! Better yet you could save on carbs and have them as sliders - great for kids or feeding multiple mouths at a gathering.
- 2lbs chicken breast (mine came to just over 2lbs)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 12 oz bottle BBQ sauce (I used Annie's original BBQ sauce because it was the lowest carb option on the shelf at Whole Foods)
- 6 tsp pyure all-purpose stevia blend (I used this instead of 1/4 cup sugar)
1. Place whole chicken breasts in your crockpot.
2. In a separate bowl mix your BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce and stevia or sugar)
3. Pour the mixture over the chicken, place the lid on top and then set your crockpot to cook on high for 3-4 hours.
4. Once the time is up shred the chicken with two forks and then recover for another 10-15 minutes of cooking.
You can easily add this as a recipe in your MyFitnessPal app. Just go to the recipes section and copy and paste the URL link to this page. When asked to confirm the ingredients you can make any edits you want to take account of the brands and quantities you use. You can also change the number of servings. Each one of my 8 servings came to 4.7 oz. each.
Give it a go & let me know how you serve up your BBQ pulled chicken!