Tuesday, November 16, 2010

80- - - Barbeque Chicken Tacos with Apple Kraut Slaw

This is a fun twist on a taco!

The apples in this coleslaw offset the tang of the sauerkraut for a perfect flavor! I recommend making the coleslaw just before serving the meal so that the apples do not have a chance to turn brown.

Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable with good antioxidant capacity! However, studies have shown that when cabbage is overcooked (boiled), it loses most of it's cancer-fighting properties! Therefore, I recommend raw cabbage or lightly steamed cabbage as part of your diet!

Sauerkraut is shredded cabbage that has been fermented with lactic acid bacteria. It retains a lot of vitamin C from the cabbage due to the acidic environment! It also contains lactobacilli, a healthful bacteria.

Barbeque Chicken Tacos with Apple Kraut Slaw

Barbeque Chicken
Serves 6

20 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if frozen, thaw prior)
1/2 cup barbeque sauce of choice (see previous post for some ideas)
1/2 cup apple juice

Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and cover with barbeque sauce and apple juice. Cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours. Shred prior to serving and return to slow cooker with juice for additional 15-20 minutes.

Apple Kraut Slaw

Serves 6

1 -16-oz can sauerkraut, drained
1 1/2 cups packaged shredded cabbage mix for coleslaw
1 apple of your choice, cored, and sliced into thin strips
1/2 small red onion, cut into thin strips
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Combine sauerkraut, cabbage, apple, onion, and parsley in a medium bowl, set aside.

Whisk oil, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and celery seed, in small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until hot and sugar is dissolved. Pour over sauerkraut mixture. Serve immediately.

12 - 10"tortillas
1/2 cup barbeque sauce of choice
Shredded chicken
Apple Kraut Slaw

Place ~2 oz shredded chicken into a tortilla. Top with 1 Tbsp barbeque sauce and 1/4 cup coleslaw. Enjoy!!

Nutrition info per 1 taco with 2 oz chicken, 1/4 cup kraut: 232 calories, 5 g fat, 16 g protein, 28 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber

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