Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken part 1 – tacos

Two tacos filled with pulled chicken, cheese, lettuce, peppers, onions, sour cream and salsa.Hubby and I enjoy tacos and fajitas at home. With instant taco kits out there, it makes it very easy to whip this family favourite up in no time. But this weekend, I wanted something different.

Inspired by a friend’s pulled pork dinner at their place a few weekends ago, along with seeing something on the Food Network about pulled brisket tacos, I decided to do something similar — only, with chicken. Here’s how I did it.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – washed, trimmed and dried
  • 1.5 – 2 bottles of Diana sauce of your choosing (I used Chicken & Ribs); alternately, you could use your favourite barbecue sauce
  • 1-2 tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp  paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Method

  1. Set your slow cooker on low.
  2. Pour one full bottle of sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker and sprinkle all  the seasonings over them.
  4. Pour half of the other bottle of sauce over the chicken, fully covering it. Reserve the other half to add more if the chicken dries out later. Cover with lid.
  5. Cook on low for 5  1/2 hours.
  6. Remove chicken breasts from the slow cooker and shred each one with forks. Replace the chicken in the cooker and give it all a thorough mixing with a spoon to fully mix with the sauce and seasonings.
  7. Cook on low for another 30 minutes, covered.
  8. Turn off heat and keep covered while serving to keep warm.

Serve on tacos with your favourite toppings. I used shredded cheeses, lettuce, grilled bell peppers & onions, salsa and sour cream. I also warmed each flour tortilla shell on a grill pan for a minute or so. We’ve  thoroughly enjoyed these!

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  1. Pingback: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken, part 2 – leftovers – grilled cheese! « cyberpantry

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