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Friday, December 30, 2011

Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken

If something only has two ingredients can you really call it a recipe?  This was so good that I'm going to go ahead and say yes.

As you can probably tell, I have been all about the crock pot lately.  I had it in the back of my mind to do a pulled pork or chicken dish, but every time I ventured near the pork section of the market, I shrunk back in dismay.  Something about the huge, fatty cuts of meat were just not doing it for me.  Then, I remembered that chicken breasts make excellent barbecue as well.  There are many variations on this recipe that range from using a spice rub, homemade barbecue sauce, coke or root beer for cooking and pan searing.  While they all sound good, I did none of these things.  Instead I put the uncooked chicken in the crock pot, topped with my favorite jarred barbecue sauce, and cooked it for 7 hours.  Let me tell you, it smelled amazing around here.

Crock Pot Barbecue Pulled Chicken
1 1/2 pounds chicken  (I used boneless, skinless breasts, but you can use any cut of chicken here)
Jarred or homemade barbecue sauce

Combine chicken and barbecue sauce in crock pot.
Cook on high for an hour.
Reduce to low and cook for 5-6 hours.
Using two forks, shred chicken.  It should shred very easily.
Add more sauce as desired and keep warm until ready to serve.






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