I am a member of Welch’s Health & Nutrition Advisory Panel, but the following text and opinions are mine.
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, this means I’ll be spending more time relaxing outdoors and the smell of barbeque will soon be in the air! Both of my brothers are amazing cooks when it comes to smoking and grilling meats, so I’ve learned a lot from them throughout the years about how to prepare a great summer barbeque menu. Even though I love and appreciate the flavor of smoked meats, I don’t have the time or proper equipment to prepare these dishes myself. These types of meats can also be very high in sodium and high in fat, which are not heart healthy.
I wanted to create a healthier alternative to traditional BBQ that didn’t sacrifice flavor. This recipe uses poached chicken breasts that were shredded and combined with a homemade BBQ sauce prepared with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes.
It not only tastes delicious, but it also provides the heart-health benefits of the one-of-a-kind Concord grape. 100% grape juice can play an important role in helping meet their daily fruit needs, which is another great reason for cooking with it! I also like this recipe because it uses crushed tomatoes instead of ketchup and it calls for a minimal amount of brown sugar compared to other homemade BBQ sauce recipes. And Welch’s 100% Grape Juice contains no added sugar, which is another nice benefit when cooking with it at home.
Wishing you a happy and healthy summer!