Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Crockpot Sweet Chili Pulled Chicken

Who isn't a sucker for the crockpot?  Throw something in in the morning and dinner is served hours later with no fuss, no muss.   It's one of my favorite meal prep techniques - throw something in on a Sunday and have lunches or dinners for the week!

I had this bottle of sweet chili sauce and wanted to experiment with that instead of using a more traditional BBQ sauce.  What came out was a little bit sweet with a nice kick, with a hint of sesame in the background.  And super easy!

Crockpot Sweet Chili Pulled Chicken

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup sweet chili sauce, divided
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. dark sesame oil, divided
1 clove garlic, minced

Spray crockpot with a nonstick cooking spray.  Mix 3/4 cup of the sweet chili sauce, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the dark sesame oil, and water in the crockpot.   Place chicken breasts in crockpot, and spoon some of the sauce over the tops of the chicken breasts.  Cover and cook on low for 3/12 hours.

After 3 1/2 hours, take 2 forks and shred the chicken.  Add 1/4 more cup and 1/2 tsp. more of the sesame oil to the shredded chicken, and mix well.  Cover and cook for another 1/2 hour.

(Stay tuned for a few recipes using this chicken!)

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