Sunday, August 18, 2013

Paleo Pulled BBQ Chicken (very low fat, lower sodium and full of protein)

8-10 Frozen chicken tenderloins or 5-6 boneless skinless chicken breast

This is great on a salad, by itself or for BBQ Chicken Pizza (if using for pizza, make extra sauce to use on the crust)

Place chicken in the crockpot, fill with water so chicken is covered
Cook on low for about 5-6 hours, check for doneness (time will very greatly depending on the size of the chicken pieces)
When it is done pour chicken into a colander, wipe out any fat from the crockpot
Shred chicken with two forks
Return chicken to the crockpot and pour BBQ Sauce over the chicken and stir well

Paleo BBQ Sauce
The spices can be adjusted as desired, depending on if you what a sweeter or spicier taste
This recipe is a milder version, so bring on the extra seasoning.  Adding extra seasoning, will also help offset the "tomato" flavor.

1 6 oz can organic tomato paste
 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp raw honey
1 healping Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Starting here, any of these can be adjusted for your taste as you cook it-

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp-1 tbsp. chili powder (again up to you)
a few dashes crushed red pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp. liquid smoke (hickory works well) (or 3 Tbsp)
1/2 tsp black pepper or more as you cook it
Optional- Several dashes of hot sauce

Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan stirring frequently for about 15 minutes on medium low, adjust seasoning as needed

Optional- For a sweeter taste add any sweetener that you allow in your kitchen, a few pinches of raw sugar for example

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