Pulled Chicken
This stovetop BBQ dish is as fast as it is great-tasting! It's perfect for those busy weeknights when you really do want a terrific entree in a hurry.
Pulled Chicken
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: African, American
Keyword: BBQ, Chicken, Dairy Free, Gluten-Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup chicken stock (or water)

Instructions

  • Combine the black pepper, salt, brown sugar, paprika, and cumin in a medium-sized bowl. In the bowl, rub the pepper mixture on the chicken, covering as thoroughly as possible. Set this aside
  • Place a large skillet over a medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the oil, then the chicken. Cook until the chicken starts to get a bit of a crust, 1-2 minutes
  • Turn the chicken over, and cook until a crust forms on the second side, also 1-2 minutes
  • Add the water, and wait for it to come to a simmer. Turn the temperature down to medium-low, and cover the pan
  • Cook for another 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (at least 165°), and it easily shreds apart, using two forks
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, and place it on a cutting board. Shred the remining chicken with two forks, or a cleaver
  • Serve with your choice of BBQ sauce (here are two recipes, one sweet and tangy, the other sweet and smokey), and serve on a bun, or on the side with rice or noodles
Nutrition Facts
Pulled Chicken
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
242
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.03
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
130
mg
43
%
Sodium
 
725
mg
32
%
Potassium
 
381
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.5
g
2
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
Vitamin A
 
117
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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