Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken Recipe
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Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken Recipe

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I live in Georgia, but I appreciate the tangy, sweet and slightly spicy taste of Carolina Vinegar Chicken. I make my version in the slow cooker and when you walk in the door after being gone all day, the aroma will knock you off your feet! —Ramona Parris, Acworth, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium chicken base
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without buns) equals 134 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker; add vinegar mixture. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Reserve 1 cup cooking juices; discard remaining juices. Shred chicken with two forks. Return meat and reserved cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. If desired, serve chicken mixture on buns. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for chicken base near the broth and bouillon.
Originally published as Carolina-Style Vinegar BBQ Chicken in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p72

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without buns) equals 134 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 3 lean meat.

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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