honey teriyaki pulled chicken

Since my success with Smoky Barbecued Pulled Chicken, I have been dreaming of cooking chicken in a similar way but in another flavor.

Since I am in exam mode, there really is very little time to cook anything complicated for dinner. I have been falling back on easy-to-cook, generally one-pot dishes and today I decided to make pulled chicken. 

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This time, I made a quick teriyaki-honey version.

We had it for dinner tonight – using the chicken, the LAM and I made quick and easy burgers. 

And I tell you, this was super good!

The chicken was moist from the sauce that was thickened and added back into the chicken and the soy and honey with the sake and mirin and the subtle flavors of the garlic and ginger really came together so perfectly. This recipe is a winner!

And it took me 5 minutes to put it together and the slow cooker did most of the work while I was out teaching.

BRILLIANT!

Here are the instructions on how to cook this easy-peasy dish.

Into the bowl of a slow cooker, place the chicken breasts.

In a bowl, whisk together light soy sauce, honey, sake, mirin, mince garlic and ginger and black pepper.

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Pour this onto the chicken.

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Place a piece of baking paper over the chicken. This prevents too much liquid from evaporating.

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Cover and cook the chicken for 2.5-3 hours on LOW.

When chicken is cooked and is soft, transfer the chicken into a bowl. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.

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Sieve the remaining sauce into a saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer until it has reduced by about 1/3.

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Thicken the sauce with a corn starch slurry by adding the corn starch + water and stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.

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Pour this over the chicken. 

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Toss with a pair of tongs until well-mixed.

There are so many ways you can use this – as a filling for burgers or sandwiches, in pies or turnovers, in salads or soups, in pastas… 

We made burgers with the chicken and added lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and a dash of mayonnaise and black pepper.

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I can tell you that it was a darn delicious burger.

NOM. NOM. NOM. :)

 

Honey Teriyaki Pulled Chicken
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 3 boneless chicken breasts
  2. 1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon (45ml) dry sake
  3. 1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon (45ml) mirin
  4. 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (75ml) light soy sauce
  5. 3 tablespoons (45ml) honey
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 3 tablespoons (about 5cm piece) ginger, minced
  8. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons corn starch mixed with 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk together light soy sauce, honey, sake, mirin, mince garlic and ginger and black pepper. Pour this onto the chicken.
  2. Place a piece of baking paper over the chicken. This prevents too much liquid from evaporating.
  3. Cover and cook the chicken for 2.5-3 hours on LOW.
  4. When chicken is cooked and is soft, transfer the chicken into a bowl. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.
  5. Sieve the remaining sauce into a saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer until it has reduced by about 1/3.
  6. Thicken the sauce with a corn starch slurry by adding the corn starch + water and stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
  7. Pour this over the chicken.
  8. Toss with a pair of tong until well-mixed.
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