Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken

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My husband's go-to drink of choice is a good old fashioned Captain & Coke.  In fact, we always have a bottle in the freezer.  Not that he kicks back with a cocktail every evening.  In fact, we have had the very same bottle of Captain Morgan in our freezer since we were married almost 2 years ago.  We also have a rather larger bottle of Captain in the cupboard leftover from the reception from the above mentioned wedding.  
Needless to say, I am always look for some ways to help use up a little of that rum.
You know, besides taking shots or mixing up cocktails. ;)

One day it hit me! Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken! Yes!
(You could also use pork in this recipe.  I had chicken on hand, so I used chicken.) 

What you will need:
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola (or about 1 can)
1/3 cup rum (I, of course, used Captain Morgan. ;) )
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 chicken breasts (or about 1 lb)- still frozen is fine

Trim the chicken breasts of excess fat and place into the Crock Pot.  You can use frozen chicken breasts in this recipe- I did! :)
Place the chopped onion over the chicken.

In a small bowl whisk together the Coke, rum, ketchup, and brown sugar.  Pour over top of the chicken and onions.

Cook on high for 5 hours.  (Or on low for 5-6 hours if the chicken breasts are thawed.)

Before serving, use two forks to shred the chicken.  You can do this right in the Crock Pot if you wish.  Or you can take out the chicken, shred it on a cutting board, and then stir it back in.  Give it a good stir and cook on low for another 30-60 minutes.

Serve on your favorite sandwich buns with whichever toppings you prefer.  Or none at all!  This sandwich was perfect and flavorful sans any condiments or toppings. :)
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What cocktail would you like to see transformed into a slow cooker meal? ;)

Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 hours
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola (or about 1 can)
  • 1/3 cup rum (I, of course, used Captain Morgan.)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3-4 chicken breasts (or about 1 lb)- still frozen is fine
Instructions
Trim the chicken breasts of excess fat and place into the Crock Pot. You can use frozen chicken breasts in this recipe.
Place the chopped onion over the chicken.
In a small bowl whisk together the Coke, rum, ketchup, and brown sugar. Pour over top of the chicken and onions.
Cook on high for 5 hours. (Or on low for 5-6 hours if the chicken breasts are thawed.)
Before serving, use two forks to shred the chicken. You can do this right in the Crock Pot if you wish. Or you can take out the chicken, shred it on a cutting board, and then stir it back in. Give it a good stir and cook on low for another 30-60 minutes.
Serve on your favorite sandwich buns with whichever toppings you prefer. Or none at all! This sandwich was perfect and flavorful sans any condiments or toppings.
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