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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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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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving419
Total Fat10g15%
Sugar29gN/A
Saturated5g24%
Cholesterol74mg25%
Protein26g52%
Carbs57g19%
Vitamin A390µg43%
Vitamin B120.4µg6.2%
Vitamin B60.9mg43.8%
Vitamin C9mg14%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K24µg29%
Calcium217mg22%
Fiber3g14%
Folate (food)36µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)95µg24%
Folic acid34µgN/A
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium92mg23%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg48%
Phosphorus322mg46%
Polyunsaturated0.8gN/A
Potassium862mg25%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg22.6%
Sodium803mg33%
Sugars, added10gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg29.9%
Zinc2mg10%