Whether you are cooking for one or a family of five. Think how convenient it would be if you had a ready-made supply of prepared, shredded chicken on hand! For me, the key to eating healthy is definitely “preparation.” Chicken dishes are a staple and with good reason, an inexpensive source of lean protein.
- 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 -3 medium cloves of chopped garlic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Place chicken in a 4-quart slow cooker. Drizzle with olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Pour broth around the outside of the chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours – high from 6-8 hours.
When the chicken is fork tender and cooked through, remove it from the crock-pot and shred.
Yields: 10 servings.
Chicken is versatile to use in salads (for lunch or dinner), tacos, soups and stews, a quick on the go chicken sandwich. Chicken with pasta and a pesto sauce. Use it in your next stir fry dish with vegetables served over rice.
Ingredients: for 1 sandwich
1 bun of 100% Whole Wheat sandwich thins¹
½ a yellow squash
¼ orange bell pepper
2 slices turkey bacon²
2 slices of avocado
1 Tablespoon hummus
1 slice low fat cheddar cheese
Julienne the orange bell pepper and thinly slice the yellow squash.
Cook your bacon in a sauté pan until it has nice deep brown spots, then lay on a paper towel to absorb any of the extra grease, once cooled slice in half in order to lay the bacon across your sandwich. To make the sunny-side up egg, spray a nonstick pan with a little bit of cooking spray and the crack the egg into it. You want to cook it at a medium high heat until you cook all of the white of the egg.
Next toast your bread, and spread the bottom piece of bread with hummus, then the other slice with avocado.
Assemble; there is no particular order, in my home it’s always been just assembling the ingredients and then devour!
<bottom piece of the bun with hummus, lay the squash and then the bell pepper, next is the bacon, cheese and then the egg. Hot sauce to taste – then top it off with the avocado and the other piece of the bun>
¹Orowheat sandwich thins; No high fructose corn syrup/0g trans fat/19g whole grains per serving/cholesterol free/excellent source of fiber
²Jennie-O Lower Sodium Turkey Bacon; Made with Sea Salt. Gluten Free, Sodium Smart. Serving Size;15 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g; Sodium 100 mg; Cholesterol 10 mg; Saturated Fat.5 g; Calories 30.
A family favorite!