Saucy Boneless Chicken "Wings" with Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Saucy Boneless Chicken Wings

This healthier-for-you version of the popular appetizer is perfect for game day and potluck meals. A sweet-tart sauce elevates these wings to new heights.

Slow Cooker Size/Shape: 3- to 4 1/2-quart round or oval
Slow Cooking Time: 3 to 4 hours on low, OR 1 1/2 to 2 hours on high

Nutrition Facts

Saucy Boneless Chicken "Wings" with Cherry Barbecue Sauce


109 Per Serving


12g Per Serving


0g Per Serving
Calories 109
Total Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 122 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 12 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 lean meat, 1 other carbohydrate


Servings  8   Serving Size   2 “wings” and 1 tablespoon sauce per serving

Cherry Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lowest sodium available barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup all-fruit cherry spread


  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, all visible fat discarded, cut into 3 x 1/2-inch strips (16 strips total)


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  1. In a small bowl, stir together the Cherry Barbecue Sauce ingredients. Set aside. 
  2. In a second small bowl, stir together 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Stir in the flour.
  3. Dip the chicken strips in the chili powder mixture, turning to coat and gently shaking off any excess. Using your fingertips, gently press the coating so it adheres to the chicken. Place the strips in the slow cooker. Stir the sauce together with the chicken. Cook, covered, on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
AHA Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition

AHA Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition

The versatile slow cooker is American’s favorite kitchen appliance -- AND -- it can help support a healthy diet! The American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition is back with brand new recipes that utilize your slow cooker and nourish you. From appetizers to desserts, the 230 recipes in this cookbook will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. Photography ©2018 by Lauren Volo.

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Acorn Squash Wedges with Walnuts

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Copyright © 2018 by the American Heart Association. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.