barbecue pulled chicken ~ slow cooker

definitely something i'll make again.  maybe with 1/2 the chipotle powder because it was a little spicy for the kids but otherwise, super tasty and nutritious (less the white bun ~ it was a treat. we'll call it dessert).

barbecue pulled chicken ~ slow cooker
recipe adapted from eating well
1 8 oz can salt free tomato sauce
1 4 oz can chopped green chiles
3 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sweet or smoked paprika (i used sweet)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce (i used reduced sodium)
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground chipotle chile (i'd say this could be eliminated without sacrificing the overall taste if spicy isn't your thing)
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs without skin and trimmed of fat (i used breasts)
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped

if you have time to brown your chicken breasts before putting everything in the cooker, do so.  it will add a nice depth of flavor to the entire dish.

i threw in two extra pieces seasoned with lemon pepper for my lunch.  ignore them.

stir tomato sauce, chiles, vinegar, honey, paprika, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, mustard, ground chipotle and salt in the pot of your slow cooker until smooth.  add chicken, onion and garlic; stir to combine.

cook on low for 6 hours.  shred the chicken and then let it sit in the sauce for another 10 minutes or so.

serves 6

Nutrition Facts
barbecue pulled chicken
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat2.8g
      Saturated Fat0g
      Trans Fat0g
      Dietary Fiber2g
Vitamin A 18%Vitamin C 20%
Calcium    1%Iron 4%

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