Mango Whiskey BBQ Pulled Chicken

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If you know me well, you know I am obsessed with mangos. So when I ran across this recipe, it got bookmarked for a rainy sunny day. The last thing you want to do on a sunny summer day is to be slaving over the stove prepping a delicious meal then standing over the sink for half an hour afterward to take care of the dishes. Enter: crockpot.

Yeah, I know that crockpots are usually reserved for comfort foods – roasts, stews, soups. But then, you have the beloved pulled pork, or chicken in my case, that is so tender in the crockpot that just redeems the crockpot as an all-year kitchen appliance!

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Mango Whiskey BBQ Pulled Chicken

2 mangos
2 (boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
1 cups water
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
2 teaspoons honey
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger whiskey
1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce

Peel the mango and remove the pit. Place the pit into a slow cooker, then roughly chop the mango and set aside.

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Place the chicken into the slow cooker, and season with the black pepper, kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon chipotle powder; pour in the balsamic vinegar and water.

Cover, and cook on Low 5 to 8 hours until the meat is very tender. Once done, drain the chicken, discarding the cooking liquid and mango pits, and shred with two forks.

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While the pork is cooking, in a saucepan put the mango along with the honey, 1 teaspoon chipotle powder, and whiskey and bring to a simmer.

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Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently until the mango has reduced and darkened slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir in the barbeque sauce, and remove from the heat.

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Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker, and stir in the mango barbeque sauce. Cover, and cook on High 1 hour until the chicken absorbs the barbeque sauce.

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The original recipe called for pureeing the mango but honestly, I was too lazy and didn’t want to dirty up another appliance so chunky it was! And I think I actually preferred it that way – the bites of mango were my favorite part!

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5 Responses

  1. I was looking at BBQ in the Oakland Bay area, and found “your review” (?) and a profile that led me to this blog. The Mango Whiskey Pulled Chicken Sandwich caught my eye. All of the recipe-food photos are very inviting. I think I gained a few “healthy calories” just scanning the first page! 😮

  2. Mango, whiskey and pulled chicken sounds like a great combo. Must try!

  3. Oh yes please!! You had me at whiskey!! 🙂

  4. Great flavors to use with chicken. Yum, the pictures are making me hungry!

  5. Mmm the title ALONE sounds amazing!! I’m definitely make this soon! 🙂

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