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from "Everyday Food® magazine"

Add kick to lean poultry by simmering it in a tangy sauce until it's tender enough to shred, then serve it on buns for flavorful sandwiches.

Variation: You can also use the chicken filling in tacos or in a salad with blue cheese dressing.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 4 hours, 25 Minutes
Yield: Serves 8

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced small
1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup hot-pepper sauce, such as Frank's
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
8 hamburger buns

Please note: If 14.5 oz cans of crushed tomatoes are unavailable, we will substitute one 28 oz can.

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Cook's Note: Use a potato masher to shred the cooked chicken in the slow cooker. Or, transfer chicken to a large plate, pull apart with 2 forks, then return to sauce.

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken thighs, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring once, until meat is golden brown, 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a slow cooker, leaving as much oil behind as possible. Repeat with chicken breasts.
2. To skillet, add onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook over medium, stirring constantly, until onion is translucent, 6 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to slow cooker.
3. To slow cooker, add crushed tomatoes, hot-pepper sauce, Worcestershire, mustard, and molasses; stir to combine. Cover and cook on high until chicken is very tender, 4 hours. Shred chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on buns.

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs - $3.99/lb
  CMS Archive - $10.99/lb Save! $9.99/lb for 2lb or more
  Organic Yellow Onion, Medium - $2.29/lb
  Garlic - $4.99/lb
  Organic Red Greenhouse Bell Pepper - $3.99/lb
  Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes with Basil - $3.29/ea
  Grandma's Unsulfered Molasses - $3.79/ea
 12fl oz
  FreshDirect Fresh Sesame Brioche Rolls - $5.49/ea
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  Bel Aria Extra-Virgin Olive Oil - $11.99/ea
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  Morton Coarse Kosher Salt - $2.99/ea
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  Cholula Hot Sauce, Original - $3.99/ea
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  Lea & Perrins Original Worcestershire Sauce - $4.79/ea
  French's Classic Yellow Mustard - $1.99/ea
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