I hit up Trader Joe's for the first time on Tuesday and did purchase a few things that are more difficult to find at your typical suburban Cub or Rainbow or Super Target. (Orangina in the little orange-shaped bottle FTW!) The nice gentleman at the checkout gave me one of their little booklets with dinner ideas and whatnot. When I got out to my car, I flipped through it, trying to become inspired for dinner that evening. I found one that was talking about their BBQ pulled chicken for sandwiches (Buy a container for $4.99!) and I thought, "Why would I buy a container of that? I can make it!" So... I did. The recipe did not come from one set place, but I further modified the barbecue sauce recipe from Week 3. I added apple cider vinegar to it this time and did not measure any ingredients. I just poured and dumped this and that in the pot and let it cook. Next time I will measure so I can develop an actual recipe.
Ingredients in Barbecue Sauce
Apple cider vinegar
Soy sauce (low sodium)
garlic cloves, crushed (I think I used 3)
Like I said above, I did not measure any of this other than the garlic. I threw it in a saucepan until I achieved my desired taste, and let it simmer while I took care of the chicken.
I boiled 4 chicken breasts and then shredded them with two forks. After dumping the water from boiling the chicken, I put a half onion, finely chopped, in the pan to saute. When the onions were done to my liking, I added the now shredded chicken to the pan and gradually added barbecue sauce to the chicken and onions. I did not want to make the chicken very saucy because I was not sure how Erik would like the flavor (turned out he liked it) and people can always add more if they want it. I served the chicken on kaiser rolls with the extra barbecue sauce on the side.
Would this be made again? Most definitely! It was quite yummy and next time I will make more so I can freeze some for a future meal. (Which is what I do when I make Karin's chicken mole - I'm the only one in the house that eats it and I think that is unfortunate!)