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Barbecue Peach Pulled Chicken

Barbecue is one of my favorite vices/flavors and also one of my favorite food smells. There is nothing quite like grilling out in the summer with a beer in your hand and the smell of barbecue in the air. In this neck of the woods, most barbecue you find in restaurants is pork, so I take full advantage of the summers to make my own pulled chicken sandwiches. The benefit of this recipie is that you can make it year long in the crockpot whenever that wave of summer weather nostalgia hits you.

I also love “Philly Style” barbecue sandwiches which is the addition of coleslaw on top of the meat in the sandwich. The crunch of the cabbage and bite of the vinegar balances out the heavy barbecue in a very pleasing way. If you haven’t seen this combination before and your first reaction was WTH please just give this a try, it could change your life! Or at least… your barbecue preferences.

With that, this is also a quick 2 for 1 recipe post, as I have included a recipe for Cranberry Apple Coleslaw as well!

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Barbecue Peach Pulled Chicken

You will need:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 2 peaches, diced

Instructions:

1. Place the chicken breasts in a crockpot with the diced peaches and cover with barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2. Make sure to cut open chicken breast to ensure chicken is fully cooked.

2. Once chicken is cooked through, use two forks and pull breasts apart in the crockpot, then mix evenly with sauce and peach mixture. Let cook on low for another 20-30 minutes. If you are making your own coleslaw, this is a good time to whip it together.

3. Serve on a bun topped with Cranberry Apple Coleslaw (recipe below) and enjoy!

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Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage)
  • 1-2 apples, grated*
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup dried cranberries*

*I know some people are not a fan of sweeter coleslaw. If you don’t like it too sweet, cut back to just 1 apple and 1/4 cup dried cranberries.

Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix the cider vinegar, mayo, honey, and salt.

2. Add the coleslaw mix and grated apples and combine. Finally, add dried cranberries, if desired.

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