Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken

       Good morning!  WOW, has it been an exciting couple of days for us!  Sunday was my second post over at www.RocketCityMom.com for 'Around The Table With Aunt Bee.'  I shared a recipe that incorporates Easter leftovers into a fun brunch that can be prepared the night before so you can just pop it in the oven the morning of!  Its my Overnight Glazed Ham & French Toast Casserole!  Go check it out and leave me a comment over there!  


And if THAT wasn't enough excitement, yesterday was another surreal day for me!  I was chosen as the featured guest for the 'Guess Who's Coming For Dinner' segment on Platter Talk.  This was a huge honor for me and I brought a brand new original recipe that I felt was worthy of such a momentous occasion!  It was my Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo!  A huge thank you to Dan & Scott for such a wonderful invite!  I look forward to returning the favor and having them over for dinner very soon!  

       This weekend we had more of the lovely spring weather and I found myself using my slow cooker several times!  I have an excellent bourbon chicken recipe on the blog already, but I wanted to try my hand at a super easy '5 minute prep' slow cooker version and  I was SO PLEASED at how it turned out!  I will be making this again and again and won't change a single thing!  I used a whole chicken, but you could use any kind of chicken you wanted or had on hand.  I prefer the taste of a whole chicken in the crock pot because I like the mixture of the white and dark meat, personally.  We served it over Bacon & Egg Fried Rice  with Fresh Ginger & Garlic Roasted Broccoli!  I hope you guys give this a try!  

Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken
1 4 lb whole chicken
1 Tbsp minced garlic 
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (just depends on your heat level preference)
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Rinse chicken inside and out well under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.  Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.  Put Chicken inside.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl.  Pour over chicken.  Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.  I glazed the chicken with the juices in the bottom of the slow cooker about every hour.  I know this makes the cooking time take longer but it sure makes it tastier :-)  Remove chicken from slow cooker and allow to rest until it is cool enough to handle.  Pull the meat off the bone.  At this point, you CAN make a corn starch slurry (mix 1 TBSP corn starch with 1 TBSP cold water then add that to slow cooker juices) to thicken the juice but I didn't.  I just served the juice over the Pulled Chicken and Fried Rice.  It was out of this world delicious!  Enjoy!  <3

Before Cooking!  Check out that delicious sauce!  

....and by AFTER I mean after I had eaten 1/2 a cup full while pulling it off the bones! LOL

Slow Cooker Bourbon Pulled Chicken served over Bacon & Egg Fried Rice

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  1. That does sound and look delicious! I will have to try it out!

  2. Oh! Where is the recipe for the bacon and egg fried rice?

    1. here ya go >>>> http://www.auntbeesrecipes.com/2014/04/bacon-egg-fried-rice.html :-)

  3. Love the sound of your Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken and it sounds so delicious too! I look forward to making it!

  4. Why is it called Bourbon chicken?

    1. Bourbon chicken is actually named after Bourbon St. Not the drink, although some bourbon chicken is made with bourbon. Confusing right? ;-)