If you are looking for a healthy alternative to a typical burger and barbecue fare, these pulled chicken sliders couldn’t be easier. They’re also a great meal for a busy weeknight because you can throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, let it simmer all day and assemble the sliders at dinner time.
PULLED CHICKEN SLIDERS
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients for your Kroger shopping list:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 15-ounce can, low-sodium tomato sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon Kroger ground cumin
1 teaspoon Kroger chili powder
½ teaspoon Kroger garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
8 whole wheat rolls
1 avocado, sliced
½ red onion, chopped
4 leaves of romaine lettuce
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
Place chicken, tomato sauce, olive oil, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and seasonings (first 12 ingredients) in crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours. Remove lid and shred chicken with fork in pot. Divide shredded chicken mixture between rolls and top with avocado, red onion, romaine and red cabbage.
Chef’s Notes: Aunt Millie’s whole grain dinner rolls and Muir Glen low sodium tomato sauce are suggested. Substitute 1 pound pork loin for pulled pork sliders or 5 large carrots peeled and shredded for a vegetarian slider.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 280 Calories; 10 grams Fat; 1.5 grams Saturated Fat; 35 mg Cholesterol; 200 mg Sodium; 33 grams Carbohydrates; 8 grams Fiber; 4 grams Sugar; 18 grams Protein
What are the health benefits of these ingredients?
- Chicken breast: A good source of lean protein
- Olive oil: Contains monounsaturated fatty acids
- Apple cider vinegar: Contains polyphenols (antioxidants)
- Tomato sauce: High in antioxidant lycopene and vitamin C
- Avocado: Good source of magnesium and high in vitamin B-6, vitamin C and fiber
- Red onion: Contains potassium and fiber; high in vitamin C
- Romaine lettuce: High in vitamin A
- Red cabbage: High in fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and iron
Henry Ford LiveWell and Kroger have teamed up to assist you in your wellness journey! Stop by any of the four designated Kroger locations in Commerce Township, Dearborn, Shelby Township and Southgate on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m and talk with a Henry Ford registered dietitian nutritionist about current food trends, how to cook for food allergies, what staples you need on-hand to prepare a fast, healthy meal, and more. Learn more about the program.