Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Slow Cooker Beer and Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken Sliders

D and I had some plans and this looked easy for a Sunday, so we made it.  We went back and forth on sliders or sandwiches.  Sandwiches won out because the rolls were marked down to $0.49 at Kroger.

The taste was ok.  We both think it needed more cooking time (which would work out great if trying to make this on a work day).  The chicken's only flavor was beer, so maybe it needed longer time to cook out.  Also next time we would take the liquid in the crockpot and perhaps make a sauce.  I ended up using whatever sauce we had in the fridge.

It needs work.  We had with Honey-Chipotle Baked Beans.

Slow Cooker Beer and Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken Sliders

Adapted by the Beeroness
Servings: 4

1/4 cup tomato paste
Photo by ALB
3 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
12 ounces porter beer (high ABV dark beer works best)
6 boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets (we used 1.5 pounds)
18-20 slider buns (we used 4 sandwhich buns)

In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and brown sugar.

Add the sauce, chicken and beer to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken pulls apart easy with a fork.

Using two forks, shred chicken.

Scoop chicken into slider buns.

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