Frugal Foodie Mama: Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken

A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe...

A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe.


Post updated 9/5/18- This flavorful Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe deserved some updated photos just in time for college football season. I did leave one of the originals down below just so you all can see for yourself why this recipe so desperately needed a little face lift. ;)

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. ;)


A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe.
Original photo from my 2013 post.


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.) 


A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe.


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. :)


A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe.


A classic cocktail is transformed into a delicious slow cooker meal that is perfect for game day (or any day!) in this Slow Cooker Captain & Coke Pulled Chicken recipe.


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
  • 1 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 slow cooker. 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 slow cooker 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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Which cocktail would you like to see transformed into a slow cooker meal? ;)