This was simple to put together and ended up tasting really good. The cayenne pepper gives it a hearty kick so don't use as much if you don't like spice. The original recipe just called for a cut-up rotisserie chicken but I used raw chicken breasts and turned it into a slow cooker meal. And simple double or triple the recipe if you have a lot of guests or want to stick some in the freezer!
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
adapted from Food & Wine
Makes about 4 servings
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
1 cup cider vinegar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup beer
2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 hamburger buns, split
1 cup prepared coleslaw
Coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray and lay the chicken breasts on the bottom.
In a medium saucepan, combine all remaining ingredients except hamburger buns and coleslaw over high heat and bring to a boil. Continue cooking about 15 minutes, or until reduced by half. Pour over chicken in slow cooker.
Cook for 7 hours on low heat. Shred chicken, cook for 1 more hour. Serve on buns topped with coleslaw.