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Pulled Chicken Dinner!

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Pulled Chicken Dinner!

I read somewhere (yeah, probably Pinterest…) that you could make pulled chicken the same way as pulled pork. Since I haven’t been able to find any pork tenderloin at the grocery store, I thought I would try it out today.
Really tough recipe here folks… I put a bottle of Kraft bbq sauce and five chicken breasts in the crock pot at lunch….

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And, by dinner, it was cooked! I used a couple forks to pull the chicken apart.

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Then, I put the shredded chicken back into the crock pot and cooked for about 15 to 20 minutes more, and tada! (It’s too bad that it doesn’t look as good as it tastes!)

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We had it on a bun with a salad for dinner. It was so easy and better yet, everyone loved it! Five chicken breasts made enough for about six sandwiches, plus we have enough leftovers for lunch one day next week! Now, that’s my kind of meal! I think I would even serve this when friends come for dinner. I would probably buy a more expensive BBQ sauce, and splurge for some nice fresh buns, but it would make a great summer meal…or even camping ! Every time I use my crock pot, I keep asking myself why I don’t use it every night. There is nothing better than coming home to a house that smells like dinner already cooked!!

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Rapini with Garlic and Spaghetti

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This is a meal that we frequently eat because it is healthy, quick, easy and cheap. John makes it for us all of the time, so I have to give him full credit for this post…All you need is spaghetti noodles, and rapini, and a bit of olive oil and garlic. You could also use spinach, or broccoli too.
Start by boiling two pots of water. While you are waiting for the water to boil, wash the rapini, and cut it into bite size size pieces. When the water has boiled, toss in the pasta, and rapini.

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In the case of rapini, I wouldn’t recommend cooking it with the pasta because the pasta will absorb the bitter taste of the rapini, but maybe you could use the same pot if you were cooking brocolli…not sure.
Anyways, when both have finished cooking, John said to let them both sit in a strainer or colander for a few minutes to make sure all of the water is drained.
While you are waiting for them to drain, pour a couple tablespoons of olive oil in one of the pots (I am all about saving dishes here) and lightly toast some garlic. Be sure not to turn the heat up too high here, there is nothing worse than the taste and smell of burnt garlic.

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After the garlic as toasted, then mix in the pasta and rapini all together.

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And, serve into bowls. This seriously takes about as much time and effort as a box of Macaroni and cheese…and it can’t be too hard if John can do it…right?? Just joking, John is actually a pretty good cook.

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And, it tastes amazing with some freshly grated parmesan cheese!

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Thanks John, for the dinner, and being such an amazing husband! 🙂