Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken

I'm loving my crock pot this week. It is so nice to nearly be done making dinner by 10:00 a.m. This recipe comes from where else but My Kitchen Cafe. Love her blog, love her cooking! We made chicken burritos last night with this chicken and it was incredible. The meat is super tender, juicy and so full of flavor. I ended up using Italian diced tomatoes instead of regular ones because that was what I had on hand and it was still awesome! A definite keeper.

1 lb. (about 2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (14 oz.) can petite or regular diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (more if you like extra heat)

Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-9 hours on low. Remove chicken from cooker and shred with forks. Return to slow cooker and mix the chicken and juices from tomato/brown sugar mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Sadie said...

You are awesome.
I left you a little something on my blog.

teresa said...

yummy! i remember making this recipe the first time melanie posted it. it's so good!