Nothing says summer like a sloppy barbecue and coleslaw sandwich. I liked my fingers even after this one. The coleslaw was a new recipe which was wonderful and this recipe I have come up with for pulled pork or chicken is a family favorite.
This is a recipe I had adapted over the last few years, combining odds and ends of recipes. I use this recipe for chicken usually but had some pork butt all trimmed ready, so away I went.
- 2 –3 lbs. of chicken breasts or 3-4 lbs. pork butt trimmed off fat, and cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup cola or root beer
- 1/2-1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp chipotle or spicy chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ginger
Place meat in slow cooker. Combine all rub ingredients and mix well, sprinkle over meat and mix until coated.
Cook on low about 6 hours.
Drain all but 1/2 cup of fluid, and remove meat to a cutting board or bowl. Shred meat with hands or forks, and place back in slow cooker with liquids.
Toss with as much barbecue sauce is desired, about 1/2 bottle. Continue to heat another 30 minutes on low.
Serve anyway you prefer!