Today I want to share with you a newly discovered recipe from a cookbook I've had for a while. This recipe is a take on tasty, comforting pulled pork sandwiches, but it uses chicken instead. The original recipe called for a store-bought rotisserie chicken and a quick stove-top execution. I decided to make some modifications and give this a try in the crock pot using fresh chicken breast. To my excitement the meal came out amazingly tasty with perfectly balanced flavors! An added bonus is that both of my toughest critics (JP & Bean) gobbled up their dinner! We even had enough leftover to make sliders for lunch the next day!
This sandwich paired with some lightened up coleslaw just screams summer to me. I am planning on doubling this recipe and taking it to some picnics this summer along with some homemade hamburger buns (which I swear by these days!) I'll be sharing those recipes with you all soon!
Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Makes about 6 regular sized sandwiches or 10-12 sliders
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup cider vinegar
5 tbsp molasses
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1/4 tsp black pepper
Place all ingredients in a slow cooker set to low. Cook for 5-7 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred on a plate with two forks. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker and stir to combine. Serve on hamburger buns.
Adapted from So Easy, by Ellie Krieger
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!