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Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Chicken with Kefir Cilantro Slaw

Make school night dinners a breeze with these slow cooker shredded barbecue chicken sandwiches, topped with a light kefir cilantro slaw.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poultry Recipes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 248.6kcal


The Sauce:

The Chicken:

The slaw:


The Sauce:

  • Heat the canola oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the ketchup, cider vinegar, molasses, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. Whisk to combine. Heat the sauce until simmering.

The Chicken:

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken and brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • Place the chicken into the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  • Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken and turn to coat.
  • Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook until the chicken is tender, about 4 hours.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and toss to coat with the sauce.

The Slaw:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the Kefir, cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the green and purple cabbage, shredded carrot and cilantro. Toss to coat with the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture and toss to coat.

Putting it Together:

  • Place one hamburger bun half on each of 8 plates. Top each with ½ cup of the chicken mixture and ½ cup of the slaw. Serve.


Weight Watchers: 8 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+) 


Serving: 0.5Cup Chicken + 0.5 Cup Slaw + 0.5 Hamburger Bun | Calories: 248.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.9g | Protein: 15.8g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 43.4mg | Sodium: 836.6mg | Potassium: 346.5mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 9.5g