Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken





I've been venturing into the world of slow cooking and this one caught my eye.  I really liked how it turned out and it was great on tacos.  Bill thought it was a little too sweet for him, and while I didn't mind the sweetness I will probably cut back a little on the brown sugar and maybe use diced tomatoes with Jalapenos to mix it up a bit.


Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken
From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (14oz) can petite or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:
1. Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker.

2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.  Pour over the chicken.

3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-9 hours.

4. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return to the slow cooker and mix the chicken with the juices from the tomato/brown sugar sauce.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with tortillas with toppings of choice: lettuce, sour cream, cheese, avocados, etc.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

What a great idea to use chicken from the slow cooker for tacos!

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