Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Barbecue Chicken

Another month has gone by. Another month that I procrastinate until the last-minute.

I’m trying to be better about not complaining about time. So, I won’t say that I didn’t have time or I ran out of time. And, technically, I’m still on time. Just in time, in fact.

So, Amy, you will understand and appreciate, I hope…You are a priority to me.

Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free is who I adopted for this month’s Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger.

(Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger was started by Sea of Book of Yum. Several folks have been guest hosting for her this summer (including me), but she has taken the reigns back this month. So, please go to her site to check out all of the adoptions. There are quite a few.)

Now, Amy and I have chatted a bit about this book that she recommended that I read called The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks.

OK, she didn’t actually recommend that I read it. She was talking to Kim of Cook It Allergy Free on twitter one night about it, and I totally eavesdropped. (I love that about twitter.) I decided to download it to my iPad and start reading it 5 minutes later while exercising on my elliptical. Ain’t technology great? Talk about instant gratification.

But, she did recommend it. And, I recommend it. And, we have chatted about it.

So, anyway. I digress.

I decided to adopt Amy because I have been reading her blog for a while, now, and she has some great recipes that are, indeed, sugar and gluten free.

I chose (drumroll, please) Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwich. I adore barbecue. And, I miss it. (And, Shirley, I mean real barbecue. Not cook-out.)

I miss it, because, as most of you know, I can’t just go eat any ol’ barbecue since most has gluten in the sauce. So, I have been looking for a way to make good barbecue, myself. (The Big Man is also a fan, so I knew I could get  him to eat it.) And, this barbecue is made in the crockpot and without sugar. Can’t get much better to me.

It is super easy. It took me less than a half an hour to put it all together. Just throw everything in, and on it goes. I did change one thing. (I know we’re not supposed to, but I had to.) Amy used chicken thighs, and I can’t stand dark meat chicken. So, I substituted chicken breast. If you choose to do that, use a little less meat or a little more sauce. I use 1.5 pounds of meat instead of 2.5 pounds. But, it turned out great. I will definitely be making this again. And again. And again.

Check out Amy’s site, if you haven’t. She has a lot of great recipes. She is also in the process of writing a book and just posted her first recipe video: Spooky Cobweb Brownies. She is such an inspiration with her great tasting healthy recipes. And, she is just a really kind person.

By the way, as you can see from the picture at the top of the post, we did not have the Pulled Barbecue Chicken in sandwiches. We actually had this as-is with a salad on the side. (Please refer to the next paragraph.) It stood very well on its own.

And, just an aside, I was looking for something veggie-wise to go with our barbecue. I remembered that my friend, Heidi at Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom, had this great beet salad recipe with raspberry dressing. And, I had some beets in my fridge that needed to be eaten up. So, I made the salad and then remembered that the last time I made it was the last time I adopted a gluten-free blogger. So, Heidi, I think I am starting a tradition in our household to make your beet salad every time I adopt a gluten-free blogger.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

Butterflies
Yeah, you can get this close to butterflies.

PS – Some people are heading to San Francisco, soon. And, if you are headed there this week or sometime in the near future, you might want to make a stop to the California Academy of Sciences. We just got back and had a great time.

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PPPS – I am linkning this post to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Amy’s site. Oh, the irony.

 

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15 Responses to “Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches”

  1. Tia – you are so sweet!! I just adore you…and, yes, The Big Leap is a great book. It was a fun way for us to start chatting. And, if anyone else out there is into learning about how to live a better life, get The Big Leap. And we can all chat!!!

    You did post this just in time…and it was perfect for me. It made my day. (I needed this…)

    And, about the chicken….I use dark meat because it stays moister in the CrockPot. It’s a little fattier which is great for long cooking times. But white meat works well too – I agree more sauce would be in order.

    • Hi Amy,

      I’m so glad you liked the post. And, I’m glad I was in time.

      I have actually been slacking in my Big Leap duties due to family visitors, but I am getting back on it tonight. My dad just left to go home, so after BlogHer Food, our house should hopefully be getting back to normal. I would love to really figure out a way to chat more about the book.

      I hope things get easier for you, but I’m sure you are quite busy. I wish you were going this weekend. I would love to meet you in person. But, hopefully it’s soon.

      xoxo,
      Tia :P

      • I wish I was going too! But, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having the time of my life here working on my book. It’s so much fun to get to wake up and think about how to tweak a recipe – something I do naturally – and then realize that it’s my job. :)

        Have a great time! And, yes, can’t wait to meet you either.

  2. Fantastic, Tia! The pulled barbecue chicken looks really good. :) I’ve been following your blog for some time, though I don’t think I’ve commented before.

    As far as the last-minute goes, I still have to put my Adopt a GF Blogger post up! I hope to have it up tonight – if not, tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

    • Hi Zoe,

      I’m surprised I’m not the last one. I usually am. I think it’s because I actually thought it was due yesterday. That’s the only reason I’m a day early. :)

      Good luck on getting yours up. Can’t wait to read it.

      xoxo,
      Tia

      • Belated reply! I’ve subscribed to your blog now so that I can keep track. ;) I posted my adoption post last week – you can read it now in case you haven’t already. Thanks, Tia. :)

        • Hi Zoe,

          Thanks for the reminder. I got so caught up with BlogHer Food that I forgot about reading other blogger’s posts for Adopt a GF Blogger. Gotta go read and comment. I’m sure yours will be great.

          xoxo,
          Tia :P

          PS – Got your cookie recipe bookmarked. :)

  3. Tia,

    This looks incredible! I have been craving this very thing and must try– I am a white-meat lover as well, so think I’ll follow your suggestion. Thanks, also, for the book and blog suggestions as well! I’ll definitely be checking out Amy’s site– great job!! :)
    -Lisa

    • Thank you, very much, Lisa! I appreciate that. I am amazed at how many great gf food bloggers there are.Each with their own unique voice and story. Fun to read and great info. And they are all so nice.

      xoxo,
      Tia

  4. Okay, your humor in your posts is just like your humor in real life! Awesome! This was so funny! And I love that you eavesdropped about this book!! The Big Leap is so good and i cannot believe that we did not even talk about it this weekend during our pillow talk (that probably sounds a little weird).
    And that Amy, I cannot believe how much I love her and have not even actually met her yet!! She has got to be one of the sweetest people out there!!
    And, on the note of dark versus white meat…I am an avid chicken thigh dark meat kind of gal!!! I actually do not even really like chicken breast meat, unless it is pounded really thin. Funny how we all have such different tastes!! great post, my friend!
    xo
    kim

    • Hmmm. Pillow talk? Sleeping together? It’s a good thing my husband doesn’t read blogs (even mine) otherwise I would have some ‘splainin’ to do. :P

      I know. Amy is so sweet. Another blogger who found me and pulled me into the gf blogging community. Can’t believe I didn’t know any of you a year ago.

      About the chicken, that means we wold be good eating a whole one. We wouldn’t fight over any part. :)

      So, when are we all getting together again? Any plans to come visit your mother? LOL

      xoxo,
      Tia

  5. Tia & Kim – I agree…it’s amazing that we can feel so connected with never meeting each other. You both add to my life on a regular basis, for which I’ll be forever grateful.

    Sending hugs!!
    Amy