This day-ish 2 years ago, I was blogging about a fancy raw vegan dinner after which I had trouble drawing a deep breath because I didn’t know I can’t have tree nuts yet—especially not the raw ones. Good times. A year before that, I was blogging about a lunch that involved soy chicken.

Funny how times have changed. These days, I like my soy to be recognizable as soy and for my chicken to be real chicken—preferably organic.

IMG_2720Today I decided to be a real adult and bust out the slow-cooker. After a little too much plant-based protein this week (chickpeas, black beans, black-eyed peas…) I needed some freaking meat. Maybe I had to google how to “pull” chicken, but man, I’m glad I did. Calling this a recipe is basically a joke. It was almost too easy…


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless organic chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (you could be fancy and make your own, but I left it up to Trader Joe’s this time)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix water and barbecue sauce together.
  2. Pour some of the sauce/water mix in and then the chicken and then the rest of the liquid.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, use two forks to “pull” it. Aka tear it apart from itself, but gently.

Hm. I have a BFA in writing, for f***’s sake. You’d think I’d be able to come up with a better description for how one pulls chicken…I guess I’ll have to work on that and get back to you.

Do you have a slow-cooker? What do you like to use it for? 

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