Recipe: Pulled Chicken

pulled chicken

It is not all about Pulled Pork you know (but my goodness, I cannot walk past a pulled pork stand at a festival without jumping in), you can get the same delicious barbeque-y, moist, meaty, pulled-ness from chicken too. Yes, Pulled Chicken is dead simple to make and you don’t need a slow-cooker to make it.

After discovering some Pulled Chicken in Canada (one day I will stop mentioning my trip, but not yet) I set about researching recipes on the tinetweb. A lot of the Pulled Chicken recipes call for a slow cooker, which is not something I own (yet). I wanted something I could bung on the hob and get on with doing my chores.

So this recipe is a result of extensive research of recipes, then throwing them out the window and just doing my own thing. Standard, innit.

This Pulled Chicken recipe is so darn easy, you should probably try it this weekend. And you don’t even need to ‘pull’ the chicken. After three hours of gently cooking away on the hob the chicken just fell apart as I stirred. Amazing!

Warning: this recipe will make your boyfriend fall even more madly in love with you.

pulled chicken

Pulled Chicken (serves 4-6)

  • 1kg of chicken thighs, bones and skin removed
  • 100ml tomato ketchup
  • 3tbsp brown sugar
  • 2tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp Hendersons Relish (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • generous seasoning of salt and pepper
  1. combine everything but the chicken thighs in a bowl. stir well.
  2. in a medium-sized pan place the chicken in the bottom tightly and pour the mixture over the top.
  3. bring to a simmer before reducing to the lowest possible heat you have.
  4. allow to cook for 3 hours. once an hour stir or flip the chicken over.
  5. serve on a toasted bap.
pulled chicken and baked onion rings
I had plenty of leftovers the next day so made some Baked Onion Rings to go with our lunch. They were pretty good too.