Skinny Pulled Chicken in the Crock Pot Recipe & Only 2 Ingredients

This recipe is super simple and only 2 ingredients.  Moreover, it tastes amazing.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 4 breasts)
  • 1 bottle honey barbeque sauce

WHAT TO DO:

Place chicken breasts in crock pot and pour barbeque sauce over top.  That’s it!  Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.  Take a fork a shred the chicken.

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NUTRITION INFO:

  • 157 Calories
  • 1 gm fat
  • 34 mg cholesterol
  • 724 mg sodium
  • 22 gm carbohydrate
  • 14 gm protein

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Skinny Chicken Foil Packet Meal

What’s For Dinner?  is my favorite segment of this blog.  Who wants to come home from a long day at work and slave over the stove?  I definitely do not; therefore, I am always looking for fast and healthy dinner ideas.

Young blonde housewife having a headache while preparing dinner.

I love this idea of meals in a foil packet.  It’s super simple and can be prepared the day before.  I actually marinated the chicken in fat free Italian dressing  and seasoned with garlic and chili powder the night before.  When I came home I diced the zucchini, green and red pepper.

I used the foil wrappers sprayed with cooking spray.  Put the chicken in the center of the foil square and topped with the fresh veggies and drizzled with the fat free Italian dressing.  Then tightly folded the foil.  You can cook the foil packets on the grill but I cooked mine in the oven at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

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While they were cooking in the oven, I got my 30 minute work out in and checked my messages.  Then dinner was ready.  You can serve with a whole grain pasta or rice.  The foil packet meal is super healthy and only 140 Calories.  Wow!!  Another meal under 200 calories!!

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Sloppy Turkey Joes

This is healthy, low fat version of your favorite “Sloppy Joe”.

What you need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1-2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • seasoning salt
  • black pepper
  • chili powder

How to prepare it:

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray (like Pam) and heat on medium heat.  Brown the ground turkey until no longer pink.  Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Serve on a bun.

Makes 8 servings @ 103 kcal, 5 grams total fat, 1 gram sat fat.

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Skinny Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken

I am always trying new recipes that are quick, simple, and healthy that the entire family will enjoy.  I came up with this version of Hawaiian Chicken and the best part is you can ” fix it and forget it”.

You only need 5 Ingredients!

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup honey barbeque sauce
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • chili powder
  • ground ginger

Preparation:

Pour barbeque sauce in bottom of the crock pot. Place chicken breast on top of sauce; season with chili powder and ground ginger and cover with crushed pineapple. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Analysis:  1 serving is 1 chicken breast

  • 254 calories, 2 gm fat, 28 gm protein, 30 gm carb, 2 gm fiber

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Skinny Crockpot Italian Chicken

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Here’s another crockpot favorite recipe of mine!

What you need:

4-6 Chicken Breast
2 cans Italian diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder)
1 can white beans
What to do:

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all ingredients and pour over chicken.  Cook on high for 4-6 hours.  Serve over pasta if desired and add a salad to complete your meal.  Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Analysis:  250 calories, 2 gm fat, 34 gm pro, 24 gm carb, 5 gm fiber per serving.

Skinny Crockpot Mexican Chicken

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Crockpot cooking is great for putting together a great home cooked meal in a hurry.  I take full advantage of using the crockpot when I am crunched for time.  It’s easy and convenient.  Just throw all the ingredients in and and turn on the crockpot in the morning.  The meal  is ready when you return home for dinner.

This Mexican Chicken is one of my favorites.  You can serve with rice and a salad or some tortilla chips.

What you need:

4 Chicken Breast
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 small jar salsa
1 package taco seasoning
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
What to do:
Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all ingredients and pour over chicken.  Cook on high for 6 hours, take lid off last 2 hours to thicken the sauce.  Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Analysis: 304 calories, 2g fat, 35g pro, 9g fiber per serving

Stuffed Pepper with Quinoa

These stuffed peppers are absolutely delicious and healthy too.

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Ingredients:

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup water

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed

3 large green peppers

1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 cup ketchup

2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided

3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions:

Drain tomatoes reserving juice; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Meanwhile, cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; invert onto paper towels.

In a large skillet, cook the beef,  garlic, parsley,  salt, pepper flakes and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.  Stir in half of one can tomato sauce, ketchup, corn, quinoa and tomatoes; heat through.

Spoon into pepper halves. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the reserved tomato juice and remaining tomato sauce; pour over peppers.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 Servings; 266 Calories per serving

Editor’s Note: Look for quinoa in the  organic food aisle.

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