The Perfect Pulled Chicken

A closeup of the Perfect Pulled ChickenPulled sandwiches always look delicious, and, since I don’t eat pork, I was determined to find the perfect pulled chicken…and I think I did! This recipe is great for summer BBQs, and would be a perfect addition to your Canada or Independence day celebrations.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup mild chili sauce (such as Heinz Chili Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon  smoked (Spanish) paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 10+ of your favourite buns (I used whole wheat onion buns)

Directions

Preheat oven to 300oF.

Combine ketchup, chili sauce, sugar, vinegar, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, and water in a heavy ovenproof pot and bring to a boil. Add chicken and make sure it is immersed in the liquid.

Place in oven and bake slowly for 2 hours.

Remove chicken and place in a separate bowl. Reduce sauce on the stove for 5-8 minutes, until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. While this is reducing, shred chicken with two forks, then add to sauce when it’s done. Mix well and serve in buns.

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