Obviously I couldn’t share a homemade BBQ sauce recipe without a delicious meat dish to slowly simmer that goodness all day in. Hence crock pot pulled chicken. Specifically pineapple pulled chicken, with smokey BBQ sauce. Why the pineapple? Honestly, I had pineapple that had to be eaten and I took a guess that the combo would taste good. I was right. Downright dirty good.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 3 cups homemade barbecue sauce
- 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 celery stacks – minced
- 2 tablespoons cajun powder
- 1 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies
- 1 whole Kashmiri pepper
- 1 1/2 cups of pineapple, diced
- 1 pound of mushrooms, thinly sliced (optional)
- 1/2 cup of water
- One Buns (or other bun of choice)
HOW YOU DO:
Step 1: Trim off excess fatty business from those thighs. Mince the onion, garlic and celery. Mince it good. Pile it into your crock pot with those plump and lucious breasts. No stroking. Weirdo. Oh wait, that was me.
Step 2: This. You’ll need to make this BBQ sauce in advance. So easy, so yummy. Refined sugar and ketchup free to boot!
Step 3: Pour that liquid gold onto the rest of your ingredients in that crock pot. My crock pot is like my lover. Damn, I love that thing. Don’t know what I’d do without it. For serious. Cook on high for 3 hours.
Step 4: Take out all of that tender, succulent chicken and pull apart on a cutting board using two forks. Place back into the crock pot with sliced mushrooms (optional) and cook for an additional hour on low.
Step 5: Load that bun down and top with some sliced havarti cheese! Or not – whatever…you’re going to drool when you eat this either way.
You should probably feed the bottom feeders (toddlers) too, so. They like teensy cutesy bites. I give in to this small person want. They eat more that way.
You should probably eat something green to go along with all of this decadence. A simple green salad will do. I opted for spinach, pear chunks and sunflower seeds drizzled in a tangy tangerine and sesame oil dressing.
Okay so , now, NOW you can eat. Mange. Enjoy all of the loving looks and heroine status. Have it for lunch the next day too. You
Until the next. xo