Posted by Sven on 12/14/2009 (3966 Reads)

Sven's Snowbound Pulled ChickenSo it's the dead of winter and you don't even want to think about standing outside in the blistering cold next to your grill. I personally would call you a wimp, but to each his own. Here's how you can make a delicious pulled chicken without even using a roasting pan or making the trek through the cold to get a whole bird. This recipe is 100% rummaging influenced. That means it uses things you should have in your freezer and in your cupboards during the cold months for just such and occasion. We'll be using some of my favorite "chefs hate this crap" kitchen staples.

4 large frozen boneless skinless chicken breast fillets
2 cups chicken bouillon (2 cubes plus water)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup minced dehydrated onions (more or less to taste)
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp worchestorshire sauce
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder (more or less to taste)
1 tsp ground pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce (optional)

Defrost the chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into strips. You can do this after the initial cooking if you just hate touching raw chicken (again, you're a wimp).

In a large pan, dissolve the bouillon cubes in about 3 cups of boiling water. It will be reduced while the cubes dissolve.

Add the chicken and all remaining ingredients except for the olive oil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Heat a skillet or wok and add the olive oil. Remove the chicken from the stock and put it in the oil. Leave the stock in the original pot. Cook the chicken until well browned on one side. Turn the chicken and brown the other side.

Place the chicken back into the bouillon stock and simmer until the chicken begins to fall apart (approximately 30 to 45 minutes).

Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks or whatever turns you on. Now you can mix this with some of your favorite barbecue sauce and make a kick-ass sandwich (I personally enjoy Sweet Baby Ray's), or you can serve it as is with some mashed potatoes and your favorite frozen vegetable (so you don't die, of course... the only reason to eat your veggies).

Now start digging in your freezer!

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