Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cajun Shredded Chicken with Sweet Potatoes - Gluten-Free

I love anything spicy!  No, really, I do!  You can ask my husband.  When I was pregnant, EVERYTHING gave me acid reflux, yet I craved spicy even more.  My husband even took throwing out the things I had just bought to keep me from getting acid reflux and complaining!  LOL  I'll never forget the day he threw away my Fire Cheetos!  I was so mad!  Hahahahaaa!!

This shredded chicken wasn't all that spicy, but it had the flavor I was craving!  This was SO simple to throw together and a delicious and easy complete dinner.  The pineapple was a complete last minute addition and it was perfect!  The sweet potatoes were incredibly sweet and delicious as well.  You can serve them on the side, or on your salad.

I served my shredded chicken over lettuce, but my husband and kiddos had it on nachos!  They loved it!  

Servings: 6-8

2-3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
8 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup water

Place the chicken in your crock and coat each side with olive oil and Cajun seasoning.

Place the sweet potatoes on top and then pour the can of crushed pineapples and all its juices over the top along with the honey.

Add the 1/2 cup of water and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours, or on HIGH for 2.5-3 hours.
When the chicken is cooked, remove it, shred it, then stir it back through the juices in the crock.

Serve whichever way you choose and enjoy!

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  1. I know the frustration of being the Mother of a picky eater! Sometimes every bite of food requires major negotiating skills. It’s exhausting. I have now discovered a great cookbook on Kindle – Kid Approved Slow Cooker Meals – by Kelly Cook. My kids love the dinners and there’s 50 of them. Hooray! No food arguments for almost 2 months. Here’s the link: