Heart healthy slow cooker BBQ recipe

    6:32 AM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The summer barbecue gets underway with Memorial Day.

    So of course, we need a heart-healthy barbeque recipe. Alexis Sims with the American Heart Association joins us with ideas.

    Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken or Pork

    Chicken or Pork
    1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloins, visible fat removed
    1 pound pork loin, tenderloin or center loin, visible fat removed
    1 cup water

    1. Place chicken or pork in slow cooker, pour water and Barbeque Sauce (recipe below) over meat.
    2. Cover and cook over low setting for 8-10 hours, or over high setting for 3-4 hours. Chicken may break apart easily with fork once cooked.

    Barbeque Sauce
    1 14.5 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional or flavor with a no calorie sweetener)
    ½ cup cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon yellow mustard
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon onion powder
    ½ teaspoon chili powder
    ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon paprika

    1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl.

    This barbeque meat is delicious, heart healthy, and versatile! Use it on whole wheat buns for sandwiches, or served with a side of no salt added pinto beans or Asian Cole Slaw.

    Per serving:
    Chicken    Pork
    Calories 125   134
    Total Fat 2.5 g   2.5g
    Saturated Fat 0.5g   1.0 g
    Trans Fat 0.0 g   0.0. g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g   0.5 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g   0.5 g
    Cholesterol 48 mg   43 mg
    Sodium 130 mg   84 mg
    Carbohydrates 8 g   8 g
    Fiber 2 g   2 g
    Sugars 2 g   2 g
    Protein 17 g   19 g
    Potassium 548 mg   570 mg
    Calcium 23 mg   23 mg

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