Entrees (Meat & Poultry)

Simple Shredded Chicken, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Style!

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Ok, ok, before you look at this photo and think, What are the weird chunks?”, I’ll tell you, that’s peanut butter!  I thought Mole sauce needed a kick of peanut butter (you know, mole sauce has cocoa as an ingredient, which is where I got the inspiration for this recipe).  Last year when I first got my slow cooker (and fell in love all over again) I was introduced to this recipe for Simple Pulled Chicken, and since then I’ve made the recipe about five more times.  A few weeks ago I thought it would be fun to add some peanut butter and chocolate to the mix.  Why not?

Simple Shredded Chicken, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Style!

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce **
  • ½ cup Italian salad dressing **
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce **

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken into the slow cooker.
  2. Mix in a bowl the BBQ sauce, salad dressing, PB, cocoa, and Worchestershire.
  3. Pour the mixture on top of the chicken.
  4. Set your slow cooker to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours, or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  5. Once the time is up, take out the chicken and shred it with two forks. You can then add the chicken back into the sauce (in the slow cooker) or eat the chicken as is, and drizzle as much sauce on top as you’d like.

Notes

** This is not a low FODMAPs recipe. However, you can make this recipe lower FODMAPs by shredding the chicken outside of the sauce after it’s finished cooking, and not submerging the chicken back into the sauce after it’s been shredded. By doing this you will not be getting as much sauce on your chicken, therefore not as many FODMAPs. And trust me, it’s still wonderful and moist. I ate mine with minimal sauce and it didn’t seem to affect me a whole lot, at all. If you are in the early stages of the low FODMAPs diet, you should probably avoid this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: ⅙th of recipe Calories: 300 Fat: 14.1 g Saturated fat: 2.2 g Carbohydrates: 16.4 g Sugar: 11 g Sodium: 486 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 27.2 g Cholesterol: 86 mg

Nutrition Highlights:  Only 300 calories per serving, not bad (compare this to most BBQ restaurants, which pack over 500 calories per serving)

As I said, you don’t need to shred the chicken inside the slow-cooker, and into the sauce.  If you want to save some calories (and consume less FODMAPs) you can take the chicken out of the slow cooker and shred it in a separate bowl, then enjoy it without the extra sauce.  I assure you it’s still delicious this way.

And if you want to get wild, you could add some red onion and cilantro to your chicken (and eat it with or without a bun).  This was the photo from the original recipe, made with BBQ sauce.  I don’t know if the peanut butter and chocolate flavor would go well with cilantro……maybe??

Each time I eat this chicken I don’t even need a bun.  Once I ate it plain, topped with absolutely nothing, another time I ate it with some balsamic vinegar (because it’s low FODMAPs) drizzled on top, and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt (yes, it’s true, amazing) and then once I ate it on a salad.  It was delicious I swear.  Please, enjoy it however you’d like.   And get back to me when you want to thank me for providing you with the easiest slow-cooked shredded chicken recipe ever (FYI: this goes great on nachos for a football or other sporting event party).

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