Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite dinners. If you’ve been around here long, you know my family is very into its BBQ, particularly pulled pork, ribs, and smoked chicken. And growing up as a picky eater, it took me awhile to come around to the pulled pork and ribs part of it. There was this BBQ restaurant we used to go to out in the country when I was growing up. It sat on the edge of a field and had a screened in porch, and I always always always got a plain pulled chicken sandwich. I have no idea what the rest of their food was like, because this is what I always ordered (#pickyeaterproblems).
I’m not doing a very good intro to this, because truth be told, this is not that chicken. That chicken was smoked, so it had a completely different flavor profile and completely different texture. I’m just telling you though, I loved pulled chicken sandwiches, but because I now love pulled pork sandwiches, the chicken has largely gone forgotten.
And while it seems like such an easy thing to make at home, it always just seems like something that needs to cook all day in the crock pot, which is good and all but to be honest is just not something I do all that often. This chicken, however, cooks on the stove in about 25 minutes. Which, considering it takes about 5 minutes to prep the ingredients, means this is something you can come home after a busy day and still make. Throw some frozen sweet potato fries in the oven while the chicken cooks, and you have yourself a meal.