Friday, 19 December 2014

Spicy Pulled Chicken

Spicy Pulled Chicken

Goes great in tacos when you aren't in the mood for the typical beef filling. Plus Slow cooker recipe!! Who Doesn't love to come home to fresh made dinner?


2-4 Bone in Chicken Breasts, or Thighs
1 Onion, Chopped
2-4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
2-4 Teaspoons Cumin Powder
Water or Chicken Stock
4 ounce Can of Green Chilies 
1/4 Cup Salsa


If desired lightly mist the slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Add about 1 cup of water or chicken stock, and whisk in the chili powder and the cumin. Add 1/2 of the chopped onion to the insert. Place the chicken breasts in the insert, add enough water to just about cover the chicken breasts. Toss the remaining onion half over top of everything else.

Turn the slow cooker on and cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on high.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove from slow cooker with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Allow to cool lightly, and then carefully with two forks shred the chicken, carefully removing any bones or unpalatable pieces.

Once Chicken is evenly shredded, add enough of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker to make the chicken moist and juicy but not soggy. Add the entire can of chilies and the salsa and stir to mix together.

Transfer chicken to a casserole dish and keep warm until ready to eat.

Spicy Chicken can be used in tacos or enchiladas, for a sandwich filling, or just about anything else you want.

I made tacos with home made shells, and filled them with shredded lettuce, diced peppers, cheese and green onions.



This was a serious boy-friend pleaser, he really likes the spice blend in this particular spicy chicken.

Also if you aren't a fan of spicy, you could also make BBQ style pulled chicken by omitting the chili powder and cumin from the slow cooker when cooking the chicken. Then leave out the salsa and green chilies after shredding the chicken and instead stir in some of the cooking liquid to keep it moist and about 1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. Then you have pulled chicken just like pulled pork.

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