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Carolina-Style Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

BBQ chicken sandwich


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium chicken base*
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split, optional.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients.
  2. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker; add vinegar mixture.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove chicken; cool slightly.
  5. Reserve 1 cup cooking juices; discard remaining juices.
  6. Shred chicken with two forks. Return meat and reserved cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through.
  7. If desired, serve chicken mixture on buns.

*Look for chicken base near the broth and bouillon.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/2 cup (calculated without buns)

Calories per serving: 134 calories

3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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