Guess what? I whipped out the crock pot today!
Boy, was this spicy! It was a really nice kick though! The cilantro gave me a nice fresh relief and made the dish smell fantastic!
Spicy Crockpot Pulled Chicken
Ingredients (6-8 servings)
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 1 tomato on the vine
- 1 can (14.5 oz) fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can (4 oz) diced green chille
- 1/2 onion (can add more, that's all I had on hand. I used red.)
- 2 celery stalks
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic
- 2 tablespoons of chili sauce (I used Sambal Oelek) <- that stuff is amazing.
- 1 Tbs coconut oil
- 1 Tbs chili powder
- 1 Tbs cumin
- Adobo seasoning or salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Garlic & onion powders to taste
- Costco no salt seasoning (optional, I just like the flavor and am not watching my sodium intake)
- Cilantro (to garnish)
- Chop up the onion and garlic and sautee them for a bit in a pan with some oil until the start becoming brown. This is to bloom them in order to get the flavor out.
- Dice tomatoes and chop up celery into bite sized pieces
- Throw (not literally unless you're good at aiming) all ingredients into the the crock pot and give it a quick stir.
- PLUG YOUR CROCKPOT IN and turn it on to low.
- Leave it alone for 9-10 hours.
- When finished, take 2 forks or a fork and spoon or chopsticks or and just shred the chicken. I was so amazed by how easily it shredded.
I precut anything that needed to be precut the night before and put them in containers. At 8 AM, I opened cans and containers, threw everything into the crockpot, plugged it in, turned it on, and went to class. When I got back at around 6 PM, it was ready to DEVOUR. Garnished with cilantro, dinner is served.
How much did this recipe cost me?
- 2 lbs chicken x $1.90/lb = $3.80
- 1 tomato ~ $0.70
- 1 can of tomato ~$1.00
- 1 can of chille ~$1.00
- 2 Celery Stalks ~$0.50
- 1/2 Onion ~$0.50 (red tends to be pricier)
- Garlic ~$0.50
- Spices ~$1.00
- Cilantro (bunch) ~$0.50
- Total = $14. This should give me around 8 meals ~$1.75/meal
- Good deal bro.
Have you invested in a crockpot yet?
What's your favorite recipe?