This is just what I needed! A lightly sweetened pulled chicken recipe that can complement any meal from salads to omelets. Sweet strawberries, flavorful maple syrup and tart lemon combine perfectly for this slow cooker recipe. Delicious!
One of the challenges of Paleo, for me, has been eating more meat than I am used to. It has been difficult to not only incorporate more types of meats into my diet, but also to prepare them in such a way that they can be used for several different meals. Which is why this slow cooker chicken recipe is so perfect. One batch was enough for all of my lunches for the week, as well as a few snacks.
Speaking of lunches, I ate this pulled chicken with a salad every day for a week. Something about the light and fresh taste of this chicken makes you want to eat it with a salad. It was great with a baked sweet potato or with grilled veggies, but it is out of this world with a salad! Keep a look out for a salad recipe including this pulled chicken… I’ll be posting one soon.
Note: The chicken won’t smell exactly as you would expect in the slowcooker; the sauce smells a bit acidic. However, once you remove the chicken from the sauce and shred it, the taste is wonderful.
- 4 garlic cloves
- ¼ of a large yellow onion
- 1 tbs salt lick dry rub (or any bbq dry rub)
- 3 pounds chicken breast
- 12 large strawberries
- ½ of a lemon
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- splash of chicken stock of you want
- Put the garlic and onion in a food processor and chop.
- Place the chopped garlic and onion on the bottom of a slow cooker.
- Rub the chicken with the 1 tbs of the dry rub.
- Place the chicken on top of the onions and garlic.
- Juice the strawberries and lemon (without peel) with a juicer. There should be about 1 cup of juice. Pour fruit juice on the chicken.
- Pour maple syrup and chicken stock on top of the chicken.
- Heat on low for 7- hours.
- Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, leaving the liquid behind.
- Shred the chicken with two forks.
- I put the shredded chicken in a large tupperware and poured a little of the sauce left over on top of the chicken so that it could absorb it and threw the rest away.