Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Barbecued Pulled Chicken

There is no need to wait for summer to enjoy this dish. This can be made in a slow cooker or in the oven . Both methods work well . This recipe requires some planning if using a slow cooker - I used the oven.  And I shredded the chicken into large pieces - it keeps the meat from getting too mushy when mixed with the rest of the ingredients. 

This is  a great dish  for a large crowd, can be made a day ahead and reheated in the oven. I used chicken legs with back attached , skin on and bone in. The skin can be removed and the fat drained off after chicken is cooked in the oven prior to shredding .

 Pulled Chicken in Bbq Sauce
3 lbs chicken pieces
1 14 oz bottle BBQ sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tb lemon juice
1 medium onion - chopped
Hamburger buns

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Rub salt and pepper on chicken pieces , place in a covered casserole dish and preheated oven. Bake for 2 hours. Remove chicken from oven and when it is cool enough to handle, remove skin and drain off fat . The meat  will fall of the bones and shred chicken with two forks.
Mix chicken gently with chopped onion, BBQ sauce and lemon juice. Place chicken back in the oven, covered for 30 - 45 mins . Check on chicken to make sure it does not burn, stir a few times ( every 15 minutes or so).
Serve in hamburger buns . With lots of creamy coleslaw :)) This recipe made 7 - 10 servings.

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