Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Here's a super quick supper dish. You can grill the chicken on your backyard grill, cook it on the stove top, or for the quickest dish yet - purchase a precooked chicken and shred the breast meat.


2 chicken breasts, about 1 pound total
1 Tbs chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup barbeque sauce

4 whole wheat hamburger buns


Coat chicken breasts with chili powder and cumin. Heat grill or stove top pan until hot. If using stove top method, add olive oil to pan, then add chicken and cook until the juices run clear, about 6 minutes per side. Remove chicken. Add second teaspoon of oil to pan, then add onion, red pepper and brown sugar. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion starts to brown. The brown sugar will hasten the browning time. Add the garlic to the pan, along with the chicken stock and barbeque sauce. While stock and sauce are heating, shred the chicken. Use two forks to pull the cooked chicken apart into long shreds. Return the shredded chicken to the pan, mixing it into the sauce. Heat buns, and mound with chicken mixture.

Serves 4.

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Who doesn't love barbeque? So, use your favorite barbeque sauce! I pick up a bottle or two of our family's favorites each year at the Rib Cook-Off. It's a sure fire way to get your crew ready to bite into these. These have been lightened with the use of some chicken stock, but no one will know the difference!

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