Pulled chicken

Pulled chicken

It's beyond easy to make a tender flavorful chicken in the slow cooker or on the stove. The perfect keto dinner with sour cream and crispy vegetables.

Pulled chicken

It's beyond easy to make a tender flavorful chicken in the slow cooker or on the stove. The perfect keto dinner with sour cream and crispy vegetables.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 1 yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup 60 ml water
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp chipotle powder or chili powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 lbs 900 g boneless chicken thighs
Serving
  • 113 cups 325 ml crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 10 oz. 275 g lettuce
  • 3 3 avocadoavocados
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the ingredients for the marinade directly in the slow cooker and combine. Add the chicken and stir. Set the slow cooker on high heat for 3 hours or low heat for 5 hours.
  2. When the chicken is ready, pull apart the meat with two forks into small stringy strips in the slow cooker and stir to mix with the cooking juices.
  3. Serve with finely chopped scallions, avocado, fresh cilantro, lettuce and a generous dollop of crème fraîche or sour cream.

Can I make pulled chicken without a slow cooker?

If you don't have a slow cooker you can use a spacious heavy-bottomed pot. Mix the marinade, add the chicken and combine well so the meat is covered. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to medium-high. The chicken should simmer for 1.5-2 hours with the lid on. Flip the chicken fillets halfway through and further lower the heat. Add water if needed.

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9 comments

  1. T
    Are the measurements correct?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are the measurements correct?

    Yes, what are you concerned about?

  3. Luke
    thanks for this - looks great! any idea what kind of times to cook this in a pressure cooker?
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    thanks for this - looks great! any idea what kind of times to cook this in a pressure cooker?

    Boneless chicken cooks very quickly in a pressure cooker. 10 to 15 minutes will be sufficient.

  5. Cynthia
    Re: T’s question about the measurements being correct — One tablespoon of salt seems like way too much for 2 pounds of chicken. I’d start with less, perhaps 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and add more according to taste. You’ll also be getting sodium from the tamari and tomato paste.
  6. James
    Agreed about the salt measurement. 1 tbsp is too much for this.. 1 tsp would be much better.
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  8. Patty
    can you triple this recipe and put it all in a slow cooker? i made this the other night ... didn't have chili powder, but had chili sauce and it was delish
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    6lbs of chicken would require a large slow cooker but other than that, it should work just fine.
  10. Patty
    thanks, Kristin! I have a huge Instant Pot, so should do the trick

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