Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

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Dear Missy,

Hello! I love your book. It helps my autistic child to eat more healthy food without resisting. I'm just wondering if there are any recipe ideas for crock pot meals? Thanks! Alaris

Dear Alaris,

I'm so glad my recipes are helping your child : )

Here's a great recipe for crock pot chicken, plus a letter I received from a reader that I thought you might like.

Enjoy in good health!

The idea behind slow cookers is to have a tender, delicious dinner that’s cooking while you’re gone and ready when you walk in the door. Chicken and stew recipes are most ideal for this hands-off gadget.
Makes 6 servings 
1 ¼ cups store-bought BBQ sauce* (or 2 cups Down Under BBQ Sauce, pg. __)
¾ cup White or Orange Puree (see Make-Ahead Recipe #_ or #_)
¼ cup vegetable or chicken broth
2 tablespoons oat bran
4 skinless half chicken breasts, with bone (about 2 lbs)
6 hamburger buns or English muffins (ideally whole grain)
*If using my "Down Under BBQ Sauce", use 2 cups of sauce and omit the additional Orange or White Puree in this recipe.
Preheat slow cooker to desired setting.
In the slow cooker pot, mix BBQ sauce with White or Orange Puree, broth, and oat bran. Add chicken to slow cooker and toss. Cover. Cook 5 hours on low or 2 ½ hours on high. 
Remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred chicken using 2 forks and toss with the hot sauce. Serve on warm hamburger buns or English muffins, if desired.
Note: For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.
“I am a mum of six children ranging from 19 to 8. My three youngest have autism. Finding food that they would eat is hard enough but healthy food is even harder. We decided to take out a lot of the preservatives in their diet as well as getting them to eat healthier. 

Finding your book was a Godsend. While making up the purees, I despaired getting them to eat them. Then I stood in awe as my 9-year-old took off with the bowl that I had made the "Brainy Brownies" in and began to lick it. I can make up food now knowing that in most things they are getting such wonderful vegetables. Putting a white and an orange puree into plain baked beans and watching them eating it is incredible. 

My son’s teacher came up to me after two weeks and asked me what I had done. She told me that my son was now working alone without needing much help and his spelling and English had improved dramatically. My 9-year-old daughter is amazing. Since starting with the purees and other things in the book, her speech has improved dramatically and she had now at least twice the amount of words. When she got out of the car the other day, and just before she ran off to school, she turned and called out. "I love you mummy." I sat and cried because that is not something she says. If I could meet Missy I would give her the hugest hug because without this book I would definitely not have the kids I have today. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving my kids back to me.” Tina E., Australia (mum of 6)

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