Barbecue Pulled Chicken

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I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews.

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It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn!

Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe.

Delicious Barbecue Pulled Chicken  -- No grill required! ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! You'll love it either way. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com ll Healthy chicken recipe, healthy barbecue chicken, bbq chicken, healthy bbq chicken, healthy pulled chicken, pulled pork, grill recipe

This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the next day!

Delicious Barbecue Pulled Chicken  -- No grill required! ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! You'll love it either way. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com ll Healthy chicken recipe, healthy barbecue chicken, bbq chicken, healthy bbq chicken, healthy pulled chicken, pulled pork, grill recipe

 

Barbecue Pulled Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
Chicken Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1.5 to 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (about one small)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
Instructions
  1. Combine the 7 rub ingredients in a bowl. Rub the mixture evenly over the chicken. Place the chicken on a heated grill pan or cast-iron pan coated with cooking spray. Cook for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle, flipping the chicken occasionally. Let the chicken stand for a few minutes and then shred it, using two forks.
  2. To prepare the sauce, heat the canola or vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is tender. Stir in the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground red pepper. Cook for 30 seconds. Then add the ketchup, cider vinegar, molasses, and mustard. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will be done when it has thickened, slightly. Lastly, stir in the shredded chicken and cook for about 2 more minutes (until the chicken is heated through).
Notes
*Adapted from Cooking Light.
 

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