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Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Oxmoor House

Yield

8 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

You already love pulled chicken, so why not try it in a slow cooker? Make this for a fun, tasty meal the entire family will want. Savor this tender, melt-in-your-mouth chicken sandwich with ketchup-based sauce for lunch or dinner. This is one of our easiest crock pot recipes.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 8 (1.2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 271
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 33.6 g
  • fiber 3.6 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 613 mg
  • calcium 76 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place onion a 4-quart oval electric slow cooker. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of chicken, and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place chicken in a single layer on top of onion. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.

  2. Combine ketchup and next 7 ingredients (through hot sauce); pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours until chicken is tender and sauce is thick.

  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Shred chicken with 2 forks, and stir into sauce. Spoon 3/4 cup chicken mixture onto bottom of each bun; cover with bun tops.

Cook's Notes

Top this with some colorful tangy cole slaw, cheese, pickles, salsa, or even try a grilled pineapple ring for a unique twist. Serve with a side of chips, fries, greens, corn, or even a nice heirloom tomato salad.

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