Korean BBQ Chicken

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375 MIN
4 SERVING
Medium

PROTEIN

157g

CARBS

54g

CALORIES

1251kcal

SUGAR

37g

cholesterol

147mg

FAT

9g

Ingredients

Serving

chicken breasts

4 breast

red onion ( diced )

1 medium

minced garlic

1 tsp

ginger

1 tsp

soy sauce ( tamari )

3 tsp

rice vinegar ( unseasoned )

1 tbsp

honey

1 tbsp

spicy brown mustard

1 tbsp

gochujang ( chili paste )

1 tbsp

pepper

1/4 tsp, ground

salt

1/4 tsp

macadamia nuts ( chopped )

1/4 cup, whole or halves

tomato sauce

1/2 cup

Korean BBQ Chicken

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Instructions

Step 1

Put the chicken in a slow cooker.

Step 2

In a bowl, stir together all ingredients except for the tomato sauce.

Step 3

Pour over chicken.

Step 4

Cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is shreddable.

Step 5

Shred chicken with a fork while still in the slow cooker and add 1/2 cup tomato sauce. Stir to combine. If it’s too thick, add the remaining tomato sauce to the desired consistency.

Step 6

Salt and pepper to taste and top with macadamia nuts.

Step 7

Serve in lettuce wraps with your favorite side dish.

Notes: you can also prepare this using precooked and shredded chicken. Just add all of the other ingredients to the cooked chicken and heat to serve.

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It was a dinnertime dilemma. My daughter and I love Korean style barbeque chicken and the other kids love sloppy joes. Indecisiveness paired with hungry pint-size dinner guests is the mother of invention in this case. Why not marry the two flavors together into one unique dish?

Traditional sloppy joes typically get their sweet acidity from vinegar and tomatoes. The acidity in these shredded Korean style chicken comes from substituting rice vinegar in place of white or apple cider vinegar. Instead of using Worcestershire sauce, as would normally be present in sloppy joes, I’ve used tamari soy sauce which has a similar salty umami flavor.

Korean barbeque is known for using the flavors of garlic and ginger which I’ve added to the traditional sloppy joe mixture. Rounding out the sweet tomato and mustard components of a sloppy joe style sandwich, I’ve added gochujang. Gochujang is a fermented chili paste and is a very common Korean condiment. This chili paste imparts just enough heat to wake up your senses but not enough to knock you over. In other words, the kids will eat it!

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