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Sure is hot around here! Out where we live, the majority of homes are built without air conditioning. We use an attic fan to cool the house after the sun goes down, but things get really warm in the afternoon. When the summer heats up, you want to keep your kitchen cool. You can opt to grill outside, OR do something even easier – make meals from a crockpot.
Today I’m going to share the simplest recipe for creating Crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken with summer vegetables. This is a lean, gluten-free, paleo diet friendly version of hot sauce chicken that easily shreds with a fork.
Once cooked, you can make shredded chicken and sprinkle it on top of a salad, crunchy bread, or use it to fill a wrap full of grilled summer vegetables. You can pair this hot sauce chicken with rice, pasta, or potatoes to make casseroles or other one-dish dinners. It’s quick, healthy, and easy to make; and since a slow cooker makes a bunch of food, you can skip cooking tomorrow and use leftover shredded chicken in all sorts of dishes.
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Ingredients for Crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken
- 4-6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or thawed, not frozen)
- 4 Cups chicken broth
- 1 jar of El Yucateco Red Hot Sauce (4 oz.)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Directions to Create Crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken
Step 1: Prepare the chicken. Wash and trim the chicken to remove any excess fat.
Step 2: Prepare the crockpot or slow cooker. Pour the four cups of chicken broth into the crockpot. Add the chicken, garlic and the entire jar of hot sauce to the slow cooker. Make sure the chicken is covered in the broth and hot sauce mixture.
Step 3: Cook the chicken in the crock pot. Three hours on high is the perfect cooking time for juicy, soft, pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken. Please be aware that cooking times vary depending upon the slow cooker used. My crockpot tends to run hot, so 3 hours on high is all that was needed for fully cooked chicken.
Step 4: Shred the chicken. Using two forks, shred the chicken into pieces. The chicken should pull-apart easily. From this point, you can add it to nearly anything. The outer edges of the chicken will be spicier due to the El Yucateco red hot sauce. The insides of the chicken will be soft and tender.
To create the wrap and salad you see photographed here, I simply pan-grilled some cut summer vegetables like bell peppers and mushrooms and added them with a little cheese to a pan-grilled flour tortilla wrap.
For a touch of coolness to balance the spicy flavor of the crockpot pull-apart Skinny Buffalo Chicken, I added a drizzle of ranch dressing to the salad, veggie wrap, and toast.
By pairing the chicken with loads of summer vegetables, you can have a well-balanced, nutritious, and filling meal for dinner or lunch without ever turning on the oven. Perfect for summertime cooking!
Where to find El Yucateco Hot Sauce
You can find everything you need to create these delicious dishes at your local Publix. You can find the El Yucateco hot sauce in either the hispanic food aisle or where you find condiments. There are different varieties of El Yucateco. Any flavor can be used for this recipe. Your selection of hot sauce depends upon your personal preferences and taste.
This is my brief summary of the types of El Yucateco available and a short description of their flavors and how to pair them. I hope this list helps you find the right hot sauce for your next meal.
- El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce – Made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, and seasonings. It’s a perfect “all purpose” sauce. Our family enjoys adding this sauce to our hot sauce chili and mexican casserole dishes.
- El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce – Made with fresh green habanero peppers, garlic, select spices and seasonings. This sauce packs a bit more heat then the red habanero. For grilling or cooking this goes well with lighter foods – like chicken, fish, and veggies.
- El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) – This sauce has 90% of the habanero fruit – and has a slightly rustic and earthy flavor. You will want to pair this with something equal in flavor to maintain some balance. For example, mix this sauce with raspberry or cherry preserves for a sweet & spicy spread, or pour it on over steaks and ribs when grilling.
How do you keep summer cooking cool?
Since I do not have any air conditioning, do you have any tips to share for keeping your summer cooking cool? Do you enjoy cooking with a crockpot? Please share your ideas with a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers.
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