Pulled chicken tikka

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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
6 hr
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Here’s a new twist on a crowd-pleasing dish: A curried pulled chicken with that smoky hint of East Indian tikka. The best part is it all comes together in our favorite weeknight-friendly vessel: the slow cooker. The chicken is flavored with tomatoes, garlic, green chili peppers, red onions, red wine vinegar, honey, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce, as well as spiced with paprika and curry powder. After letting it cook low and slow for 6 hours, simply shred the chicken while it's still in the slow cooker. There's no browning or searing of the meat or aromatics in the morning, which also makes preparation and cleanup a breeze.

Ingredients

no salt added canned crushed tomatoes

1¼ cup(s)

canned green chili peppers

½ cup(s), diced

uncooked red onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

red wine vinegar

3 Tbsp

honey

3 Tbsp

canned tomato paste

2 Tbsp

paprika

1½ Tbsp

curry powder

1½ Tbsp

Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

2 tsp, minced

uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

3 pound(s)

Instructions

  1. Mix the tomatoes, chiles, onion, vinegar, honey, tomato paste, smoked paprika, curry powder, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a 6-quart slow cooker until the tomato paste dissolves. Nestle the chicken thighs into the sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the chicken falls apart when stirred. Shred the chicken with two forks right in the sauce; stir well before serving.

Notes

Serving size: 1 cup.

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