Thursday, January 13, 2011

Barbecue Pulled Chicken - Crock Pot

I've had pulled pork sandwiches but I've never had a pulled chicken sandwich. Last year when I bought the 30 Day Shred Jillian Michaels DVD I was suckered into signing up to see what recipes she offered. I quickly found out that almost all of the recipes she recommended came from Eating Well.

Barbecue Pulled Chicken
Source: Eating Well
Servings: 10+

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Ingredients:
    • 2 lbs. chicken thighs
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 8 oz. tomato sauce
    • 4 oz. green chiles
    • 2 tbs. honey
    • 3 tbsp. cider vinegar
    • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbsp. paprika
    • 2 tsp. dry mustard
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder (I omitted)
    • hamburger buns
Directions:
1. Trim the chicken of all fat.
2. In the crock pot, add all of the other ingredients and stir well.
3. Add the chicken to the crock pot and spoon sauce over chicken.
4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the chicken falls apart.
5. Toast the bun and serve chicken on top.

For a "healthy" recipe, I thought this was pretty good. It didn't have the BBQ flavor I'm used to, it was more of the tangy BBQ thats common in Memphis or North Carolina. I did think the sauce could have been a bit thicker though. Maybe next time I'll thicken it up a bit. And I definitely was not expecting it to make the quantity that it did. Even after dinner and lunch tomorrow I'll still have a pretty big serving to freeze.

2 comments:

  1. Do you think this would work equally well with chicken breasts in the slow cooker?

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  2. Yep chicken breasts would work too. I made it with them the second time I made this. Thanks!

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