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Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken


 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.

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Makes 6 servings 


1 ¼ cups store-bought BBQ sauce* (or 2 cups Sneaky BBQ Sauce, below)
¾ cup White or Orange Puree (see Make-Ahead Recipe below)
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 Sneaky 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.

NoteFor best results, do not remove cover during cooking.

Makes 2 cups of sauce
½ cup vegetable broth
One cup Orange or White Puree
One-half cup cider vinegar
Three-quarters cup tomato paste
One-quarter teaspoon each salt and garlic powder
2 tablespoons Worcester sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
Hot sauce to taste
Freshly ground pepper

Whisk together all ingredients except chili powder, hot sauce, and pepper. Add chili powder, hot sauce, and freshly ground pepper to taste. Thin with more vegetable broth, if desired. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Delicious BBQ!


turkey burgers smaller.jpgWhat better way to celebrate summer than with a delicious BBQ outing with the family? That's why I wanted to share a couple of my favorite BBQ recipes with you from my BBQ e-book, my BBQ Sneaky Turkey Burgers and Sneaky Greek Grilled Pizza. They're both packed with hidden healthy ingredients, yet you would never know by the taste. 

Enjoy and have a happy and healthy summer!



turkey burgers smaller.jpgNo one will guess these are turkey burgers - they look and taste like beef! Adding my beautiful Purple Puree of blueberries and spinach not only gives a sweet moistness to turkey burgers which can often be dry – and combined with tomato paste (the ultimate healthy ready-made puree) and seasoning make these burgers look and taste like the real thing! I love these on whole grain English Muffins.

Makes 4 burgers
¼ cup Sneaky Chef Purple Puree (see Make-Ahead Recipe #1)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili each chili powder and onion powder
½ teaspoon salt and a few turns of freshly ground pepper
½ cup ground oats (ground in a food processor or blender) or ground flaxseed
1 pound ground turkey (ideally white meat, or a mix of light and dark meat)
4 whole grain English Muffins
Optional topping ideas: tomato slices, pickles, cheese, onions, mustard, ketchup

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the Purple Puree, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add in the oats and ground turkey, mixing until combined (easiest to mix using your hands). Dampen hands and form into 4 equal sized balls, then gently press into patties, about ½ to ¾-inch thick.

Preheat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium-high and brush or wipe both the grill and both sides of the burgers generously with oil.

Grill burgers for 7 to 8 minutes on each side until cooked through and no longer pink inside (or until burgers reach internal temp of 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
Serve on warmed English Muffins (or hamburger buns) with optional toppings. 

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4TH OF JULY RECIPE: BBQ CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS WITH BLUE CHEESE SNEAKY DIPPING SAUCEchicken legs ebook.jpegChicken drumsticks offer more meat and all the fun of finger-licking Buffalo wings with cool and creamy blue cheese dip, and with a few of my Sneaky Swaps like yogurt for sour cream, you can happily eat them without the guilt. Happy & healthy 4th of July!

Makes 4 servings
8 chicken drumsticks, rinsed and patted dry
3 tablespoons olive oil
Approximately 1 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce
2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain low fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons White Puree (see simple Make-Ahead Recipe #4)
2 tablespoons white or champagne vinegar
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (about 1 ounce)
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 ribs of celery, sliced into sticks

Preheat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium-high and brush or wipe the grill with oil.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and hot sauce, to taste. Brush the chicken with the hot sauce mixture and place on heated grill. Cook, covered, turning occasionally to evenly brown, for about 30 to 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 170 degrees Farenheit.

For the blue cheese dipping sauce:
Combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, White Puree, vinegar, blue cheese and salt and pepper in a serving bowl (for a smoother sauce, place ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth).
Serve drumsticks with celery and dipping sauce.

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