Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BBQ Pulled Chickenx2

Today I made the most wonderful pulled chicken in the slow cooker that I have ever tasted and what makes it even better is there is enough for two very different meals. Tonight we are just eating pulled chicken sandwiches but tomorrow...oh my goodness tomorrow...we are trying it a new way and I can't wait to share it with you.

Anyway, this was so simple and the best part...my slow cooker did the majority of the work. I filled the sucker up at 11:30 and by 4:30 the chicken was so tender it was breaking apart when I was spooning it out to shred. The juice it created was another story...was it wrong of me to take a couple of sips and save a glass for later. BBQ sauce and mashed potatoes are so good, but than again that may just be one of my weird things.

Katie's Pulled BBQ Chicken~

2 bottles BBQ sauce*
6 md. to lg. pieces of frozen chicken...yes frozen!
1 cup water
1 lg. onion thinly sliced in half

1.) Pour some BBQ sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker and then layer chicken, onion, and more BBQ sauce. Add water. Only use one bottle of sauce for this step.
2.) Turn slow cooker to high and allow to cook for 4 hours.
3.) Remove chicken and 3/4 of your onions from sauce and shred. Set aside half of your chicken and store for later making sure to add a few tablespoons of the cooking liquid to help keep it most.
4.) Add one to two cups of rice to remaining juices, cover and allow to cook on high until rice has absorbed liquid, it took about 10 minutes for mine. Keep your eye on the rice to prevent it from burning!! Once liquid is fully absorbed add a handful of shredded cheese and mix to allow the cheese to melt.
5.) Add about a half a cup or so of extra BBQ sauce from the second bottle to chicken and mix. Serve on bun of your choice with rice and a nice green salad as your sides.

* I used two 18 ounce bottles of regular Budweiser BBQ sauce. I allowed my husband to pick it out, can you tell??