Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recipe: Shredded BBQ Chicken

BBQ is a wonderful thing but without a grill the task to make it can be a bit more difficult.  To overcome this I cooked the chicken first, shredded it, then coated with sauce so that the chicken would bring something to the table on its own without the sauce doing all the heavy lifting.

You will need:

Chicken breasts (one per person you are serving)
1 bottle BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's for its sweetness and tang)
Garlic Powder
Cayenne Pepper

Season the chicken breasts with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne.  In a large saute pan heat around one teaspoon of veggie oil over high heat.  When the pan is hot add the chicken breasts and cook for 8-9 minutes, flip and cook for 8-9 more minutes until you see no pink and the juices are running clear.  When the chicken is cooked wrap the pieces in aluminum foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes so the juices can redistribute into the meat.  Then shred the chicken using two forks.  Place the chicken in the bowl and toss with the sauce.  Remember you can always add sauce but you cannot remove it so add a little at a time until it is covered to your liking.

Serves: One chicken breast per person

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