Pulled Chicken with Cherry Chile Sauce

Monday , 6, January 2014 Leave a comment

Pulled Chicken

Pulled Pork is always a favorite!

If you’re not a lover of Pork…this Pulled Chicken is crazy good ūüėČ

Get out your Crock Pot…..

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup¬†Shallots…. coarsely chopped …about 1 large
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Ginger…peeled &¬†chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh Jalape√Īo….minced..seeds and membranes removed
  • ¬†4 cups dark sweet fresh Cherries… pitted
  • 2-¬†14 1/2-ounce cans diced Tomatoes… no salt added (you’ll only use 1 1/2 cans.. save the rest for another use)
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Chipotle Chile¬†… can of chipotle chiles en adobo is perfect
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon Mustard… divided
  • 1 1/4 tsp. Chile Powder…divided
  • 2 tsp. coarse Salt… divided
  • 15 grinds Black Pepper… divided
  • 2 tsp. Light Brown Sugar
  • 3¬†lbs. bone-in.. Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts
  • 4 to 6 warmed Buns… for serving

Directions:

  • Heat Oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add Shallots.. Ginger..Jalape√Īo and saut√© until soft.. about 2 minutes.
  • Add Cherries..Tomatoes..Molasses..Vinegar..Chipotle.. 1 tbsp. Mustard.. 3/4 tsp. Chile Powder.. 1 1/2 tsp. Salt.. 5 grinds Pepper
  • Bring to a boil over high heat..¬†reduce to a simmer over medium heat.. cook until thickened.. about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and carefully transfer half to a blender.. pur√©e until smooth..you should have about 5 1/4 cups.. set aside.
  • Mix 2 tbsp. Mustard,..1/2 tsp. Chile Powder.. 1/2 tsp. Salt.. 10 grinds Pepper..Brown Sugar in a large bowl
  • Add Chicken to bowl.. mix well¬†to coat Chicken.¬†Put Chicken into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Pour 1 1/2 -2 cups of the barbecue sauce on top of Chicken..save the rest¬†for serving.
  • Cover.. cook on¬†LOW until¬†Chicken is cooked through and tender… 4 to¬†5 hours.
  • Transfer Chicken from slow cooker¬†to a cutting board… carefully use a fork to separate the meat from the bones.
  • Discard bones…. shred Chicken using 2 forks.
  • Warm 1 cup of remaining sauce and add to shredded Chicken.
  • Spoon Chicken onto warmed or toasted Buns..Enjoy ūüôā

Scrumptious recipe courtesy of Epicurious

Pulled Chicken with Cherry Chile Sauce

 

 

 

 

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