Eating Well: Barbecue Chicken

Once again, this is a recipe I got from Cooking Comically.  And it turns out to be fairly easy on the old calorie budget while still being quite tasty.  So, without further ado, I present:

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I’d recommend you just go and read the recipe.  And then read all of the others, because they’re both tasty and funny.  But here’s what you do in a nutshell:

  1. Put three chicken breasts in a crock pot.
  2. Add half a cup of chicken broth, a tablespoon of soy sauce, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a tablespoon of lime juice.
  3. Cook on high for three hours.
  4. Remove chicken and shred.

At this point you could stop and simply have flavorful chicken for use in burritos, or tacos, or stir fry, or a casserole, or anything else you can think of that could benefit from tasty shredded chicken.  Or you can toss it back in the crock pot on low for an hour or so, along with barbecue sauce to taste.  I did that, and made pulled chicken sandwiches with it.  And I plan to use some of the leftovers to make a barbecue chicken pizza.

But lets talk calories, now.  I did a double batch, which weighed out at 28 ounces (793.787 grams) before I added the barbecue sauce.  Cooked chicken comes in at 1.65 calories per gram, so that was roughly 1310 calories.  The barbecue sauce I used runs 980 calories for an 18 ounce bottle, and I poured the entire bottle in.  So, if I ate the whole thing, it would have been 2,290 calories.  However, it’s only 50 calories per ounce.  Six ounces made a good sized sandwich, so that worked out to 460 calories with the bread.

Not bad.  Not bad at all.  And it tasted good, too.

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