Slow Cooker: Cha Cha Chicken


Can’t get enough of this healthy and effortless chicken dish! Serve in rolls, wraps, over greens, with rice, or in quesadillas


Slow Cooker “Cha Cha” Chicken

Makes about 1 quart – Serves: 4

1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Trader Joe’s Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce recommended)
Juice of one orange
1/4 cup 100% apple juice or apple cider
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled (optional)
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (6 pieces or about 1.5 pounds)

In the bottom of a slow cooker, combine BBQ sauce, orange juice, apple juice, ginger, onion, bell pepper; stir to combine. Add chicken thighs and toss to coat. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Shred meat with a fork before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 284; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Total Carbohydrate:  20 grams; Protein: 34 grams; Sodium: 420 milligrams; Cholesterol: 141 milligrams
Fiber: 0 grams

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