Saturday, October 8, 2011

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

If you've been following previous posts or my Facebook page, you know that earlier this week my slow cooker died on me, in the middle of making dinner! My husband knows that it is my favorite kitchen appliance (aside from my coffee/cappuccino maker) and that I needed a new one ASAP. A busy Mom of 3 cannot live without a slow cooker (at least this one can't!) I use it at least once a week, especially in the Fall and Winter months.

Since I had this shiny new Crock Pot to try out, I decided to try out a brand new recipe in it for dinner the other night. (After all, who can resist trying out a brand new kitchen gadget?)
I am always on the search for new slow cooker recipes, and came across this site in my search. From here I found a recipe for a super easy BBQ chicken. The only problem, I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. So I decided to use what I did have, items that I felt were similar and would have the same results.

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups Barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays because it's the best!)
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp.smoked sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Wash the chicken. I ALWAYS wash chicken before I use it.
Mix together the barbecue sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the barbecue sauce mixture over it.

Set the slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours and let it cook.

I served this with my (Almost) homemade baked beans and Trader Joes Organic Foursome vegetable medley. Next time I might make up a skillet cornbread to go with it too!

I actually left this in the slow cooker for longer than intended. We had to run out to do a couple very quick errands last night before dinner and got stuck in traffic for an hour! But I am happy to say it was still very good, and had not dried out at all. It just didn't leave me any extra time to take a good picture of the finished product.

So this is what you get. I had cut my daughters' meat on my plate first, not thinking about needing to take a picture. So it's an embarrassingly bad photo, but I promise it was DELICIOUS!

Here are a couple of my other slow cooker recipes with many more to come soon!:
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Coffee Braised Pot Roast

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