Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Breasts | Healthy!

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Breasts | Becky Cooks Lightly
This recipe got me thinking about popular cooking terms. A Dash. A Pinch. A Smidgen. Are they the same? Exactly how much are they? What tool can I use to measure?

According to Yahoo Voices, a dash (twice seen in this recipe) is the largest of the three terms: dash, pinch, and smidgen. Wikipedia takes it further, defining the dash as 1⁄8 teaspoon, a pinch as 1⁄16 teaspoon, and a smidgen as 1⁄32 teaspoon. Based on these spoons, there are two smidgens in a pinch and two pinches in a dash. If you're interested in measurement trivia, I suggest reading Wikipedia's Cooking Weights and Measures. It's downright fascinating.

Now that we've fully developed the idea of a dash. Let's apply it to a mouth-watering meal - Fix-It & Forget-It's Crock Pot Barbecued Chicken Breast. My cookbook is well-worn and thoroughly dog-eared, as it boasts more than 500 guilt-free recipes. Author Phyllis Pellman Good is a favorite, and you can see a list of all her books at Good Books. UPDATE: There is a revised edition with over 600 recipes! She also has a terrific blog ~ Fix-It & Forget-It Blog.

Check out my lengthy cookbook review at Book Review: Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good.

My favorite healthy side dishes to serve with BBQ Chicken ~
Baked Basil Fries
Crispy Baked Onion Rings
Healthy Ranch Dressing with raw veggies
Low Fat Baked Onion Rings
Slow Cooker Pineapple Sweet Potatoes
Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Recipe by Jeanne Allen of Rye, Co.

Makes 8 servings
(Ideal slow-cooker size: 3- or 4-quart)

Calories: 170 ♥ Fat: 3g ♥ Carbs: 7g ♥ Fiber: 0.5g ♥ Protein: 27g ♥ Sodium: 470mg ♥ Cholesterol: 75mg  ♥ Points Plus: 4 ♥ Old Points: 4

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Breasts

Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised & Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 8-oz. can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 8-oz. can water
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsp. onion, chopped
  • cooking spray

  1. Place chicken in slow cooker sprayed with non-fat cooking spray. Overlap chicken as little as possible.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  4. To thicken the sauce a bit, remove the lid during the last hour of cooking.
  5. Grab a fork and devour eat one serving.