Monday, October 3, 2011

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken

I've never made barbeque sauce from scratch before, but it's always been one of those things I've been meaning to try. This Sunday was the perfect opportunity to try since my Mom was in NYC for the Food and Wine Festival (SO jealous!). Since I didn't feel like going to Shaw's I just used what we had in the house, looked a few sauce recipes online, and made some food.

The great thing about crock pots is that you really can "set it and forget it" which is great for Sunday dinner!
Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken (serves 4)
3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
2 cups of ketchup
5 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
3 teaspoons garlic powder

Mix everything but the chicken into the crock pot and stir. Turn the temperature to high and add the chicken, making sure you cover as much of the chicken as you can. After 3 hours, pull the chicken apart using 2 forks to make it easy. Taste the sauce to see if you need to make any adjustments. If it tastes too ketchup-y, add a bit more soy sauce and or maple syrup. Let it sit for another half hour to 45 minutes and enjoy!

You can serve this in a sandwich, quesadilla, on a salad, or just eat it straight out of a bowl! Be creative!

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 330 per serving
Total Fat: 2.9g
Cholesterol: 54.8mg
Sodium: 1,899.1mg (rough life)
Carbohydrates: 56.9g
Protein: 22.9g