Let’s all admit it, salads can be hard to eat sometimes! Some days, or weeks, we just crave junk food. We will be talking about food cravings in our upcoming course on Hormones, but until then I believe this recipe will help some of your cravings.
In our last Faith and Food Live event, I discussed having properly portioned meals. The biggest thing to focus on is incorporating protein in your salads to ensure you have long lasting energy throughout your day. This recipe gives you a protein source that is easy to prepare, healthy, and can satisfy a craving for unhealthy foods, like buffalo wings.
This recipe calls for a hot sauce, I recommend Frank’s original Red Hot Sauce. It is what most buffalo wing recipes are based on and it includes just 5 ingredients (Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt And Garlic Powder). Be sure to choose original and not the Wing Sauce variety which includes Canola Oil, Xanthan Gum, and Natural Butter Type Flavor. This sauce is available at all standard grocery stores and in large quantities at Costco and Sam’s Club.
This is not a large slow cooker recipe. You can make this in a less than $10 2-quart slow cooker. It is intended to provide 4 portions, not 8-12 as many slow cooker recipes require. Many of us are on this health journey alone. We still have to make food for significant others or children who may not accept what we eat. If you want to make this in a larger slow cooker, double (for a 4 quart) or triple (for a 6-8 quart) the recipe. If you have more than you can eat in 5 days you can freeze the chicken in a zip-top bag for a month or two.
I use this chicken primarily on salads, but I also enjoy it on a baked sweet potato, steamed cauliflower, and even with eggs!
- 1 pound Chicken Breast
- ⅓ cup Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a 2 qt slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Remove chicken from pot, shred with a fork and return to slow cooker for a few minutes.