Pulled Chicken With An Asian Twist

When it comes to pulled chicken, it's time to think outside of the box, or rather, outside of the crock pot.  Normally when you think of pulled chicken from a crock pot, your go to dish is likely something that is...

When it comes to pulled chicken, it's time to think outside of the box, or rather, outside of the crock pot.  Normally when you think of pulled chicken from a crock pot, your go to dish is likely something that is seasoned with smoke flavoring and inevitably gets drenched in BBQ sauce and plopped on to buttery bun with a couple of pickle slices as garnish.  If you like pulled chicken from the crock pot but are looking for a new approach, try this Asian inspired twist.

Pulled Asian Chicken

Chicken and Rice
Chicken and Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 lbs. of chicken
  • 6 to 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (toasted preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 celery stalk (just one of the pieces, not the entire bunch)
  • 1 carrot, washed and peeled
  • a small, thumb-sized portion of peeled fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your crock pot and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours, 6 if the chicken is frozen.  
  2. After the ingredients have finished cooking, drain off most of the excess liquid that remains, keeping about two tablespoons.  You don't want to remove all the leftover broth or you will run the risk of having the chicken dry out when you reheat it later.  
  3. Remove the celery, carrot, and ginger piece and discard them.  
  4. Using a couple of forks, do the normal "pulling" you would with the chicken, being sure to tear into the garlic and onion so as to provide even dispersal throughout the dish.
  5. Take the desired portion of chicken and scoop it on to a bed of brown rice and top it with your favorite stir fried vegetables.
  6. You now have a delicious plate of pulled chicken sure to change up your normal dinner routine.  

For an another twist, consider filling a soft shell corn tortilla with the chicken, rice, and a bit of stir fried vegetables to have yourself a different take on a taco. Remember, just because you've tried food one way doesn't mean you've tried it the only way possible.  Happy Eating!

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