When I saw this recipe in Southern Living, I immediately added it to our weekly meal plan. It is seriously delicious, and even easier to make, which are two things I look for in recipes.
- 1 yellow onion, cut into wedges
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into wedges
- 6 garlic cloves, smashed
- 4 uncooked bacon slices, chopped
- 1 (4 lb) whole chicken; I used chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- 2/3 cup mayo
- 1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
- 12 Bibb lettuce
- Toppings: green onion slices, sweet mini pepper slices, spicy pickles
- Garnish: dried crushed red pepper
- Place the yellow onion and apple wedges, smashed garlic cloves, and bacon pieces a slow-cooker. Add chicken, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.
- If you use a whole chicken, remove the chicken from the bone and discard the skin and bones. Shred meat. Pour cooking liquid through a fine wire-mesh strainer and into a measuring cup. Discard solids.
- Let cooking liquid stand for 10 minutes. Skim fat and reserve 1/3 cup cooking liquid. Toss the remaining cooking liquid with shredded chicken.
- Whisk together mayo, red pepper, reserved 1/3 cup of cooking liquid, and 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon chicken into lettuce leaves. Drizzle with sauce. Add toppings. Serve immediately.
I hope you're having a great weekend!
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