Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken
submitted by Melanie recipe from Prudence Pennywise
Printable recipe here
*Note: If you don’t want the finished shredded chicken mixture to be quite as “wet”, slightly drain the tomatoes before using them. Also, I nearly always double or triple this recipe because it freezes so well.
1 pound (about 2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (14-ounce) can petite or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (add more if you like extra heat – with this amount it is mild enough for my kids to eat it up but spicy enough to help offset the sweetness)
Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. Pour over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-9 hours. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return to the slow cooker and mix the chicken with the juices from the tomato/brown sugar sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve in flour tortillas or over tortilla chips with toppings of choice: lettuce, sour cream, cheese, avocados, etc.
* This is a great Freezer Meal: I freeze the leftovers and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving the next day. Reheat and serve. Easy!