This is another simple way I’ve made use of turkey thighs. In the past, I might have just dumped a bottle of barbecue sauce over the raw thighs and called it a day, but in the interest of refining the taste and cutting back on the sugar and calorie content of the barbecue sauce, here’s what I’ve started doing lately:
- 2 turkey thighs
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 4 teaspoons liquid smoke
- Barbecue spice rub, to taste (I probably used a tablespoon or 2)
- Minced garlic to taste
Add the turkey thighs to the slow cooker. In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, vinegar, liquid smoke, spice rub and minced garlic, and pour the mixture over the turkey. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or until meat is tender. Remove skin, shred with forks, and add back to the remaining sauce, mixing well.
Serve 3-3.5 oz of the meat on light hamburger buns. You could top the meat on the bun with 1/4 cup cole slaw, if you’d like. I ate the sandwich with 1 oz. of light potato chips and 1/2 unsweetened applesauce on the side.