All my health practitioners tell me to eat more protein, but I have Lyme disease, so I don’t have a lot of energy to cook for myself. On Pinterest I found an amazing baked taquito recipe (which you can find here and I highly recommend) which called for pulled chicken. After making the taquitos several times, I perfected a pulled chicken recipe and have had many requests to share it.
I begin with a packet of chicken breasts from Costco.
Drizzle the breasts with olive oil and generous amounts of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
I then season to taste with the following:
- Tumeric (which is excellent for inflammation)
- Curry Powder
- Cayenne Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chili Powder
I also add a lot of:
(you can crush your own or buy it ready to use as I do)
Your breasts should look like this:
Then cover the breasts with two cans of ginger ale.
I then set the slow cooker on low and leave it to simmer for 5-6 hours.
We have been using two forks to pull the very tender meat apart but I recently read that you can an electric beater. I cannot testify to whether or not it works though. (If you use beaters and it works, please tell me about it in the comments below.)
Since I use a Costco package of breasts, I end up with tons of chicken. We freeze the majority in separate baggies for future use.
In addition to the taquito recipe above, we use the pulled chicken a variety of ways:
- As a grab and go snack on its own.
- On a roll as a sandwhich
- on a baked potato with cheese
- tossed with lettuce, pumpkin seeds, craisins, tortilla strips, and dressing (or your favorite salad toppings)
- mixed in with Tasty Bite and jasmine rice.
Please tell me in the comments below your favorite ways to use this delicious, nutritious, and easy protein.