Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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.
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.