Sweet & Smoky Pulled Chicken

    Author:Naomi Sherman    
    Prep Time:15 minutesCook Time:6 hours minutes
    Total Time:6 hours 15 minutesServinngs:2

DESCRIPTION
    Moist and tender threads of chicken breast enveloped in a rich, sweet, smokey low-carb sauce.
    

INGREDIENTS 
    1 2/3lbs.chicken breasts, skinless and boneless                     
    13 1/2oz.unsweetened tomato sauce                     
    3 1/2oz.apple cider vinegar                     
    3 Tbsp.Swerve or Erythritol (Leave out for Whole30)                     
    1 Tbsp.molasses [Optional] (Leave out for Whole30)                     
    1 tspsea salt                     
    1 tspblack pepper                     
    1 tspgarlic powder                     
     1/4tspcayenne pepper, or to taste                     
    1 tbspsmoked paprika                     
    3 tbspcoconut aminos                     
     1/4cupextra virgin olive oil                     
    1 cupsour cream [Optional] (Leave out for Whole30)                     

INSTRUCTIONS 1
    1Place the chicken breasts into the base of your Instant Pot. Combine all other ingredients (except for the olive oil) in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
    2Pour sauce over chicken breasts and place lid on pot.
    3Lock off and set to pressure cook on high for 15 minutes (or slow cook on low for 6 hours). Once finished, release the steam if applicable and remove the chicken.
    4Place the chicken in a dish and shred with two forks. If the sauce is too runny, you could thicken it with about 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum, but Ive never had to. Spoon the sauce over the chicken.
    5Combine well until the chicken is coated from all sides. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and combine.
    6Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 7 days. Best served with non-starchy veggies such as zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, cauliflower mash, shirataki rice or in crispy lettuce leaves.
    7Optionally, serve with sour cream.

NOTES
    *See full recipe https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/low-carb-sweet-and-smoky-pulled-chicken
    A tablespoon of molasses will add about 2 grams of net carbs per serving. If you want to achieve similar results but don't want to add extra carbs to your keto meal, you can swap the 3 tablespoons of Swerve for 3-5 tablespoons of brown sugar substitute such as Sukrin or Lakanto.

NUTRITION
    Calories: 270 kCalCarbohydrates: 5.4gFat: 18.2gProtein 17.6g