Rating: 3.67 stars
3 Ratings
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  • 3 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

slow-cook:
480 mins(low) or 4 hours (high)
freeze:
3 months
stand:
Thaw overnight
heat:
10 mins
prep:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 sandwiches per portion (24 total)
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Make-Ahead Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish

Ingredients

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Sandwiches

Directions

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  • Place onions in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. In a small bowl combine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper; pour over chicken.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 hours.

  • Remove chicken with a slotted spoon. Using two forks, shred chicken. In a very large bowl combine chicken and onions. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Stir enough cooking liquid (about 1/2 cup) into chicken mixture to moisten. Stir in barbecue sauce.

  • Divide chicken mixture into four portions. If desired, serve one portion right away (see tip, below). Cool the remaining portions completely. Transfer each portion to a freezer bag or container; seal and freeze for up to 3 months.

  • To serve, thaw one portion in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a medium saucepan; stir in the water. Cook, covered, over medium heat about 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

To make sandwiches:
  • Fill buns with chicken mixture and Green Grape Relish.

*

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Tips

Continue as directed in Step 6.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (Make-Ahead Southern Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Green Grape Relish)

317 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 106mg; sodium 558mg; potassium 410mg; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 2g; sugar 15g; protein 27g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 158IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 7mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 55mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 101mg; iron 3mg.

Green Grape Relish

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl toss together grapes, cucumber, onion, sweet pepper, honey, jalapeño pepper, and mint.

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Reviews

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2015
I have been searching for a tasty pulled chicken recipe for a while. I made this one on a whim, when I saw it in the magazine.  I only had chicken breasts (which I had to use before the expiration date), but the chicken came out moist regardless AND incredible tasty.  I had frozen half of it, but within a week i pulled it out and cooked it up.  It was SOOO good!  The grape relish is really tasty too.  I used sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and even though the recipe says to add it later, I added a little bit to the slow cooker with all the other ingredients so it cooked with the chicken.  We used the pulled chicken in burritos with the grape relish and a little extra bbq sauce.  I can HIGHLY recommend this recipe.  It is simply put.... "Awesome!!"