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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Slow-Cooker Pulled Game Hen



So remember that cornish game hen I mentioned? Well here you go. For those who aren't familiar with game hen. It basically a chicken, but way smaller. Perfect for two people to gobble up. Three, maybe four if you're serving it with other dishes. Anyway, the weekend was beautiful and sunny here in LA. It was a much needed break from the huge downpour we had. So to keep myself relaxed and stress-free from having to worry if I cooked my meal appropriately I busted out the slow-cooker. I've been meaning to experiment with it more and I thought this would be the perfect time to do that.

I prepared the game hen and cut it into pieces. Placed everything in slow-cooker. Poured the bbq sauce and some chopped onion in there as well and let it cook for 4 hours on high. The bbq sauce is something I've use for many years and it a bit of a secret recipe. But you can use your own recipe or the ready made kind. Give it your own twist. When the chicken is done, the meat came clean off the bone. Do you know how tempting it was not to just dig in right then and there? But I shredded the meat and place it in between a couple slices of bread. Make a pulled chicken sandwich. You can also use the leftover sauce that's blended with the juices of the game hen/chicken as an au jus sauce for tip the bread.

Serve 2-3




Slow-Cooker Pulled Game Hen

1 cornish game hen or 1-2 lbs of chicken
2 c BBQ sauce

Wash and clean cornish game hen, inside and out. Pat dry with a paper towel. Cut the game hen into appropriate piece and season with salt and pepper. Place in a the slow cooker and pour over the bbq sauce. Cook on high for 3-4 hours until chicken is nice and tender anc come clean off the bone.

Serve as a sandwich or with other side dishes. You can also use the leftover sauce as an au jus to dip the meat and bread.


21 comments:

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious and I love a good slow cooker meal....so easy!

Tangled Noodle said...

My underutilized crockpot needs to come down from the cabinet! BBQ pulled chicken sandwich sounds so good right now - it's 8:40am, so perfect timing for lunch if I get going . . .

Pam said...

Simple and delicious - I love using a slow cooker for pulled meat.

Teanna said...

I probably would have stolen that casserole dish right from under your nose when you weren't looking. :) That looks so good!

ValleyWriter said...

I love using my crockpot. Thanks for another great meal idea!

Bob said...

Love it, I'm all about pulled stuff.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I see so many slow cooker recipes lately. How I wish I had one. Sadly no room in the inn for it. I'm sure I could adapt this to a dutch oven and it would be great. I love game hens.
Sam

OysterCulture said...

This sounds amazing and I love my slow cooker - just made Cuban pulled pork in it while I worked - love to multitask

zerrin said...

Never used a slow cooker, it's started to be popular for some time here. Maybe it's time to buy one. The chicken sounds so easy and perfect for working people. I can even put these on a green salad for my lunch box.

teresa said...

what a great idea, i love pulled chicken!

♥peachkins♥ said...

its those simple recipes like this that taste the most delicious.

Jhonny walker said...

simple and perfect!

Diana H said...

I did something similar recently - chicken, bbq and my crockpot and my son told me dinner was excellent. It was too. Good Job!

sophia said...

The weekend WAS lovely...and then down comes the chilly rain again. I hope yesterday's was the last one!
I really NEED a slow cooker! That pulled hen looks so good, and I'll bet it'll be awesome heated up on a roll with coleslaw and cheese!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love making pulled/shredded meats in my slow cooker. My favorites are usually beef and pork, but I have done chicken, as well. I will have to keep my eyes open for a game hen, because that would be perfect for my hubby and I!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

This looks excellent Jenn! I need to use my slow cooker more!

lisa said...

I always overlook the game hens, and they're just the right size! Your pulled chicken sandwich looks great.

pigpigscorner said...

I have to invest in a slow cooker! So useful!

kanishk said...

I love a good slow cooker meal....so easy!

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