Shredded Barbecue Chicken Over Grits

Shredded Barbecue Chicken Over Grits
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

"There’s nothing like juicy meat over steaming grits. And the pumpkin in these grits makes them taste like a spicy, comforting bowl of fall flavors. Your family will come running to the table for this one."

— Erin Renouf Mylroie, Santa Clara, Utah, of Taste of Home's Recipes Accross America

 

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6
Servings
467
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • One 14.5-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 Cup hickoryy smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 Cup molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 Cups water
  • 1 Cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 Cups shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced cilantro

Directions

Sprinkle the chicken with pepper and place in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the broth, barbecue sauce, molasses, chile pepper, and cinnamon and pour over the chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken reads 170 degrees. Shred the meat with two forks and return to the skillet.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring the water and remaining broth to a boil. Slowly stir in the grits and pumpkin. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cheese until melted.

Divide the grits among 6 serving bowls and top each with ½ cup chicken mixture. Serve with tomatoes, sour cream, green onions, and cilantro.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
444µg
63%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
100mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
19µg
1%
Folate, total
85µg
21%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
67mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
321mg
46%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
986mg
66%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
206g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.