Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Slim Down Suppers: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Red Cabbage Slaw

WOW! Last Day of School!! Man, it came fast! But I can't wait to have more time to spend with Lagan! :) (an a future gourmet momma project...perhaps involving a "book" with some recipes in it.....)

Today's recipe is a Slim Down Supper. Here in Texas you can never get enough BBQ, but it's always so bad for you, so this recipe is a perfect match! Great flavor that won't go stright to your hips! :)

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Red Cabbage Slaw
Grocery List:
4 cups shredded cooked chicken (*see Note)
3⁄4 cup ketchup
1⁄3 cup prepared yellow mustard
2 Tbsp cider vinegar

Red Cabbage Slaw:
1⁄2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp sugar
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp pepper
1⁄2 small red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1⁄3 cup minced fresh chives or green part of scallions

6 split, seeded hamburger buns

How to make it:
1. Combine chicken, ketchup, mustard and vinegar in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

2. Red Cabbage Slaw: Meanwhile, mix buttermilk, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3. Arrange open buns on plates. Mound chicken mixture on bottom halves. Top with some of the slaw; cover with bun tops. Serve remaining slaw on the side.Good served with pickles and tortilla chips.

**Note: You can use purchased cooked chicken or prepare one yourself. To cook: Put a cut-up 4- to 41⁄2-lb chicken and 11⁄2 cups water or chicken broth in a large saucepan or large deep skillet. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes, or just until meat is cooked through. Let cool, then remove the skin and pull the meat off the bones.

Nutritional Information:
10g fat
3g fiber
8 WW points

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