Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GF Recipe of the Week - sweet and sour pulled chicken

This is a nice, easy recipe.
Good for parties as you can do all the prep in advance.
Beware, it will be sweet. You may want to skip the brown sugar.

It is easiest to make in a crock pot, but you can use a large pot instead and hover over it all day...not my first choice. You can substitute boneless pork chops for the chicken if you are a traditionalist.

You need... Crock Pot, Olive Oil, Chicken Breasts, Bell Peppers, Canned Pineapple, Canned Corn, GF Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Garlic?, Corn Starch, Rice.


1. Using a crock pot, combine the following ingredients.
smidgen of olive oil (to cover the base of the crock pot first)

chicken breasts - whole (trimmed of fat)

bell peppers - cubed or cut lengthwise. take out the seeds of course. any color will work.

canned pineapple in fruit juice (enough to cover the meat/veg). I tend to use cubed pineapple.

gluten free soy sauce - 3 dashes (you can buy the GF soy sauce at whole foods or vons)

can of corn

sprinkle of brown sugar (unless you want to be healthy)

little bit of ground garlic (totally optional - avoid if it is date night)

2. Mix everything around, making sure to cover the meat/veg. If necessary, add a bit of water.
3. Turn on the crock pot and add the lid. (I hope you remembered this step on your own)
4. Cook it for at least 5 hours on high. Stir the crock pot if you get the urge, but you don't actually need to.
5. Remove the chicken breasts and shred them using a couple of forks.
6. Add a little corn starch (couple of tablespoons) to the crock pot
(it is less likely to clump if you mix it with some of the liquid from the crock pot in a separate container before adding it). This will make the liquid thicken a bit.
7. Wait 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. Put the shredded chicken back into the crock pot and cook for another 30 minutes. This would be a good time to start cooking the rice.
9. Turn the crock pot to warm.
10. Serve the meal and enjoy.
11. Turn off the crock pot.
12. Try to have someone else clean up as you did all the cooking. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I tried this recipe when I had a guest over. It is so easy to do in a crockpot. My friend and I thought is was to die for. We both had seconds and had plenty for lunch the next day. It's kinda like sweet and sour chicken from your favorite Chinese restaurant but GF style. 2 thumbs up!!!