Friday, July 17, 2009

Gluten Free Chicken Nachos

I make this tasty chicken recipe a couple times a month and I use the shredded chicken to fill a variety of meals- chicken nachos seem to be the quickest and easiest, but we also use the chicken for a filling in tacos, enchiladas, chopped salad, and on baked potato bars. The cooked and shredded chicken is made in the crock pot so in the Summer when you wince at turning on the oven, this is a lifesaver.

10 boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen)
2 cups gluten free salsa- your fave
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp chopped cilantro (Dorot Cubes)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Place all ingredients in the crock pot on low. Cover and let cook all day. Turn off crock pot after 6+ hours.When chicken has cooled to warm, remove from sauce and shred with your fingers- the strands should be thin enough to eat without cutting. Add a few spoonfuls of liquid over the shredded pieces to keep them moist but not soaking wet. Use chicken immediately and freeze the leftovers in ziploc bags so you can make other meals in minutes.

Gluten Free Chicken Nachos- Weight Watchers version

Shredded chicken (see above)
1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
1/4 c fat free shredded cheddar
2 Tbsp fat free sour cream
Spanish Style Brown Rice
chopped red onion to taste
Baked Tostitos Scoops (14 scoops is 2 points)

Fill and layer the scoops with chicken and cheese, microwave until just warmed. Add salsa, sour cream and black beans to decorate.When counting ww points, it is all about portions, so go easy on the sour cream and cheese, and load up on the chicken, salsa, rice and black beans. Enjoy!


Katie said...

even though I just ate my lunch my mouth is watering - this looks awesome! and easy! bonus!

B said...

I am so making this for my family next week! thanks!

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