thirty days: day twenty-one.

(day twenty-one): a recipe.
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this coming week, i am going on a family vacation to southern california. two of my sisters and my parents will be there. it's not an extremely large group of people, but it's a significant amount. because there are so many of us, it makes going out difficult and expensive. so we end up making all our food. and we usually split the responsibilities.

this year, i am planning on doing a bbq pulled chicken. i was just going to do sandwiches, but i've been considering doing a bbq chicken salad. it's a salad that we used to get when i lived in boston. it was to die for. we'll see what the consensus is when i get to cali. maybe we can do both.

i have never made pulled chicken, so this will be an adventure for me. i found a recipe on tasty kitchen...it's my go to recipe site...seriously great stuff there. i found this hawaiian bbq pulled chicken recipe and so i am going to try that. it sounds different enough and easy enough. i'll let you know how it turns out.

hawaiian bbq pulled chicken

3 pounds boneless chicken
1 whole onion, sliced into chunks
1 can (20 oz. size) pineapple nibblets or crushed, drained (can reserve juice to make sauce sweeter)
1 bottle (18 to 20 oz. size) bbq sauce of your choice
hamburger buns or kaiser rolls

place thawed chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. top with onion and then pineapple. pour entire bottle of bbq sauce over the top. at this point, you could add up to a half cup of pineapple juice depending on how sweet you want it.

turn your crock pot on low and cook for 8 to 10 hours. (or on high for 4 to 6)

an hour or two before it is finished cooking, carefully remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it using two forks. use caution as the chicken is hot. place chicken back into the crock pot and stir well to combine. finish cooking an addition hour or two.

serve on buns or rolls. you can top with coleslaw if desired.

again, i'll keep you posted on how it goes.
and i'll let you know if we make salads or sandwiches or both.

are you going to try anything new soon?
do you have a favorite go-to recipe?

that's all.