Tuesday, February 5, 2013

crockpot spicy chicken + jalapeno cheddar buns

This meal has my name written ALL OVER IT. Easy, insanely flavorful and SPICY crockpot chicken; homemade bread with JALAPENOS and CHEESE. This was made for me.

Of course, it's totally unnecessary to make your own buns for this sandwich, but I promise you that this bread recipe is very easy, relatively quick, and SO worth it. They also freeze well, so delicious homemade hamburger buns will be just waiting for you next time you need them. And that is a great feeling.

Crockpot Spicy Chicken on Jalapeno Cheddar Buns (chicken adapted from a stovetop version at Portuguese Girl Cooks)

Recipe for the jalapeno cheddar buns HERE.

for the chicken, you'll need:
1 chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups tomato puree
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 cup hot sauce (I use Frank's)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Mix all ingredients except chicken together in your crockpot. Lay chicken thighs on top and give a good stir so chicken is completely coated in the sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

When chicken is done, shred with two forks in crockpot, then pile onto jalapeno cheddar buns (or whatever bread you're using). Add more sauce as desired. I garnished ours with leftover coleslaw, but garnish however you like!

Hope y'all enjoy this super easy, delicious meal!


  1. Replies
    1. everything I love in one sandwich... can't beat that! :)

  2. those buns! You outdid yourself and I would love a bite!

    1. Thanks so much, Averie! I love having them in the freezer ready to go! Although, we ate the first batch so quickly, there was really no need to freeze them. :)

  3. Those buns look amazing - I am normally too lazy to make my own bread/buns but man are these tempting!

    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! I've just recently gotten really into making bread more often. It just takes some planning to allow for all the rising time!

  4. I think the words "Spicy", "Chicken", "Jalapeno" and "Cheddar" are like sirens calls to me. Looks and sounds fabulous. Those buns are to-die-for.

    1. Thanks! Agree about those words... also "bread"! :)

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