Root Beer Pulled Chicken

Root Beer Pulled Chicken
Servings: 5 Yield: 5 cups (10 sandwiches) Prep 15 mins Slow Cook on HIGH for 6 hours Cook 15 mins

Ingredients

Pulled Chicken
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 can (12 oz) root beer (not diet)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 10 seeded rolls, sliced
  • 1 recipe Rainbow Slaw
Rainbow Slaw
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pkg (12 oz) broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced snow peas.

Make It

Pulled Chicken

1. Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt and place in slow cooker. Pour root beer over chicken.

3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.

4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, until golden. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, mustard and liquid smoke. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Drain liquid from slow cooker, reserving 1/2 cup. Discard remainder. Shred chicken; stir in warm sauce and reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

6. On each seeded roll, place 1/2 cup chicken mixture and to cup Rainbow Slaw.

Rainbow Slaw

7. In a large bowl, whisk together cup light mayonnaise, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp celery seed and tsp black pepper. Fold in 1 pkg (12 oz) broccoli slaw, 1 cup shredded red cabbage and 1/2 cup thinly sliced snow peas. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Tip

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

Servings Per Recipe: 5; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 453, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 116, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 50, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 1093, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.