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5 Low-sodium Slow Cooker Meals

Barbeque Pulled Chicken

Barbeque is a dish that requires long, slow cooking. But you don't need to sweat over the hot coals of a barbeque pit. This version cooks neatly on your kitchen counter and handles its own basting.

Barbeque Pulled Chicken Recipe

Stir the following together in your slow cooker liner:

  • 1 8-ounce can of low-sodium or "no salt added" tomato sauce
  • 1 4-ounce can of chopped green chilies, drained
  • 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of ground chipotle chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

When that mixture is smooth, stir in:

  • 2 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

Cover and cook on low for five hours, or until the chicken is tender enough to pull apart. Remove the chicken to a plate and shred with two forks. Stir the shredded chicken back into the slow cooker. Spoon onto buns and feed your hungry crew!