Crockpot Pulled Chicken

This recipe is long overdue for an appearance on the here. I think I made it the first time about a year ago. Hubby and I had a can of chipotles in the fridge that we had opened for another recipe so I set out to find something to use them up. Since that first time, we’ve made this recipe probably 8-9 times. Everyone who has had this chicken loves it. And I love how easy it is to make – gotta love the crockpot doing all the hard work!

Be warned, if you’re a spice wimp like me, this might be a smidge on the spicey side for you. For everyone else, it’ll be amazing though. That’s the chipotles for you!

One Year Ago: Sesame Crisps and Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Raisins
Two Years Ago: Crockpot Beef and Peppers and Creme Brulee
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Crockpot Pulled Chicken

Yield: 8-10

Ingredients:

1 (14 oz.) can tomato sauce
2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs and breasts, trimmed of fat
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

Stir tomato sauce, chiles, vinegar, honey, paprika, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker until smooth. Add chicken, onion and garlic; stir to combine.

Put the lid on and cook on low until the chicken can be pulled apart, about 5-6 hours.

Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred with a fork. Return the chicken to the sauce, stir well and serve.

Recipe as seen on Apple A Day, originally from Eating Well

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8 Responses to “Crockpot Chicken Tacos”

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    Lee — August 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for posting the taco seasoning recipe. My husband and I make tacos all the time and were always buying those silly packets. Turns out we have all of the spices we need in our cupboard already! Looking forward to trying it!

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    Libby Murphy — August 5, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Great idea. I tend to use the slow cooker more in cooler months, don’t know why, but I think I’ll try this – sure looks good.
    Happy Twirls

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    Jen — August 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    A lot of people say that Libby, but I would argue that it’s even better in the summer because it doesn’t heat up your kitchen to cook dinner. We use ours about once a week.

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Oh, man! That does look fantastic! I’m gonna give it a try as you were spot on with the 40clove garlic crockpot recipe!
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — August 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Oops, congrats & good luck to your hubby!
    ~ingrid

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    Ellie — August 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Yum – everything is better when you make it yourself – even taco seasoning!

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I love crockpot cooking!

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    Jigginjessica — August 6, 2009 at 1:27 am

    This sounds really great! I am going to be using my crock pot a lot more as I get deeper into nursing school.

    Also, did you get your new lens? That first picture is really great 🙂

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