BBQ Chicken in the Crockpot
so . . . i needed something for dinner this evening that i could make quite easily since i worked at 7:30 . . . and i knew d had things planned for tonight… so i knew i wouldn’t have time to actually cook things…and i know it’s summer… kinda…barely… but… the crockpot — painless… and doesn’t heat up the kitchen like an oven does – altho it’s pretty damn cold in my apartment… ALL THE TIME…d keeps it at 72.. which sounds great right?!? but. no, sometimes it’s freeeeezing !!!!!!!!!!
bbq chicken?? yes!
but most of them called for beer… and right now i don’t have any except the one i’m saving to make beer bread… annnnd i was too lazy (honesty) to run to the store and get some…
besides if i got some, i’d want to drink it… and since i worked tonight i couldn’t.. .(insert sad face)
so i found a recipe that didn’t have any!
but you know meeeeee, i gotta modify
so here goes:
Crockpot BBQ Chicken (shredded)
1/2 green pepper – diced
1 med onion – diced
1 6oz can tomato paste
4 tbsp (which is 2 oz) orange juice
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 cloves garlic – minced ((ummmm i definitely use the pre-minced garlic in the jar… so much easier — that’s 1 1/2 tbsp)
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp honey
1/4 c brown sugar
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
2 pounds boneless chicken breast (i’m sure you could use whatever your heart desires,,, but i don’t like dark meat…)
mix all ingredients except chicken into your crockpot . . .
add chicken and make sure it is covered…
put crock pot on low,cook for 5 hours…
after your 5 hours are up – shred your chicken, –how you do this is up to you… but awhile back when i got my kitchenaid my bestest told me that you could shred chicken with the paddle attachment… or dough attachment, i don’t know what it’s called… and i haven’t tried it until today…HOLY MOLY IT’S SO EASY AND QUICK!!! just throw your chicken in, turn it on (not super high speed) and watch it go — takes a total of maybe 30 seconds!!!
throw back into pot, stir.
serve how you wish…
in a sandwich…
or… as i did – over baked sweet potatoes with a sprinkling of cheese on top
husband DEVOURED it… seriously he was done with his before i had even finished plating mine… granted i still had to cut up my potato and such… but… he inhaled it… and loved it!
Posted on August 31, 2013, in Food! and tagged apple cider vinegar, balsamic, barbecue, bbq, brown sugar, chicken, chicken breast, chili, crock pot, DELICIOUS, garlic, honey, kitchen aid, modification, onion, orange juice, pepper, recipe, salt, shredded chicken, slow cooker, smoked paprika, sweet potato, tomato paste, worcestershire. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.