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Slow-cooker pulled chick

This recipe is as simple as it is healthful. High in protein but low in sodium and saturated fat, this slow-cooker recipe from the American Heart Association takes only minutes to prepare.

Sauce Ingredients

14½    ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1        Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4      cup apple cider vinegar
1        Tbsp. mustard
1/2      tsp. garlic powder
1/2      tsp. onion powder
1/2      tsp. chili powder
1/4      tsp. cayenne pepper
1        tsp. black pepper
1/4      tsp. cinnamon
1/2      tsp. paprika


  1. Place 1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs in a slow cooker with 1 cup of water.
  2. Cook on low for 8–10 hours or high for 3–4 hours. Drain water and pull meat apart with two forks.
  3. Whisk sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl, mix with meat, and continue cooking for 15 minutes, until sauce is warmed through.
  4. Serve on whole wheat buns, corn tortillas, or lettuce wraps, topped with your favorite vinegar cole slaw or reduced-sodium pickle slices for extra flavor.