Chicken-Q Sandwich (Healthier Alternative to BBQ)
Eating a BBQ sandwich every once in a while won’t blow your diet. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to have a healthier alternative! All you need is a slow-cooker, sauce, and boneless, skinless chicken breasts to turn this American favorite into a healthy meal.
Making Chicken-Q can be as easy as mixing store bought BBQ sauce with chicken in a slow-cooker. Or if you want to eliminate preservatives and increase the nutritional value, you can make your own mouth-watering sauce. This recipe is so easy and you most likely have all of these items in your pantry and refrigerator right now.
Whether you’re feeding your family or a large group, this Chicken-Q Sandwich recipe is a crowd-pleaser (well, at least in my family!)
Christine @ onceamonthmeals.com
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
Place tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, onion, vinegar, hone, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, chili powder, salt and paprika into slow-cooker and stir until well blended. Add chicken breasts. Cook on low for about 5 hours, or until chicken can be shredded easily. Shred chicken in slow-cooker. Divide into 8 servings and place on whole wheat hamburger bun to serve.
Once cool, place each sandwich in a pint-sized freezer bag, lay flat and freeze.
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 sandwich • Calories: 315
Fat: 10 • Protein: 26 • Carbs: 32 • Fiber: 5 • WW Points Plus: 9