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.
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
- Place 1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs in a slow cooker with 1 cup of water.
- Cook on low for 8–10 hours or high for 3–4 hours. Drain water and pull meat apart with two forks.
- Whisk sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl, mix with meat, and continue cooking for 15 minutes, until sauce is warmed through.
- 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.