Monday, April 14, 2014

Easy Shredded Chicken

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Hello!

This past weekend was so super busy that I didn't have a whole lot of time to think about dinner.  Still, I wanted to be sure that we were not so busy we couldn't think about eating healthily.  I was perusing the internet last week and came across this super easy shredded chicken that you just toss in the slow cooker and forget about!

You can have this as a filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, over rice (the sauce is amazing!) or as I did, on a salad.  It was delicious!

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup Italian dressing
1 packet Ranch dressing
1/2 cup water
1T minced fresh garlic
2tsp chili powder
2tsp cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you're feeling spicy!)

Preparation:
Add your chicken to the slow cooker.
In a small bowl, mix all of the rest of the ingredients together, then pour over the chicken.
Cook on low 5-6 hours, or high 3-4 hours.
Once cooked, shred the chicken and serve!

Nutrition*:
Serves 4
4oz serving each (I removed some of the nutrition from the sauce as it cooks off)
Calories 161 / Carbs 5g / Fat 10g / Protein 24g / Fiber <1g / Sodium 329mg


*Nutrition information is an estimation only and the nutritional analysis I provide for each recipe is calculated via My Fitness Pal using the nutritional data found on their website. I am not a registered dietitian, so always consult with qualified healthcare provider for any answers to personal health care questions.

Adapted from Today's Creative Blog

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