Friday, July 17, 2009
Hot Dish ~ Spicy Cowgirl Chicken
I don't normally work on Fridays but since I took Monday off I'm going in to make up the hours. After work we'll probably be headed to a friend's house for happy hour and I know that I'm not going to want to cook afterward so I'm throwing this dish into the crockpot right now in preparation for tonight. I surely don't want to end up starving and grabbing just anything, especially after a couple of cocktails when my inhibitions are lowered, shall we say. *wink*
I've been making this recipe with great results but noww that I'm back on WW I have tweaked it slightly and made it my own. Since I am using a sweet & spicy barbecue sauce there's no need for the additional sugar in my opinion and adding a bit of onion spices it up a bit. And, yes, I know that it's not recommended to cook frozen chicken in the slow cooker but honestly I've never had a problem with it. If you do, feel free to use fresh and just shorten the cooking time.
With my tweaking, this turns out to be 4 POINTS per serving. I plan to serve it on light hamburger buns or Sandwich Thins for an additional POINT but it's also great over baked potatoes!
Spicy Cowgirl Chicken
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours
Ready In: 4 Hours 10 Minutes
1 1/2 pounds frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
1/2 cup fat free Italian salad dressing
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup diced onion
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired
Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, onion and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low, shredding once the chicken becomes cooked enough to do so.