My daughter Jenn passed this recipe on to me and I knew that I had to make it . It was super easy ( dump everything into the slow cooker) and so delicious . Also we went out to ski and came home to a delicious made meal which is probably the best part of cooking in the slow cooker. This is one of those recipes that you’ll make time and time again because it’s great for a group ( when that happens again) and great for just the two of us because I froze the leftovers for future meals.
I served over rice with a vegetable but this would be great on a big bun as well. Would be great with some cole slaw or corn bread.
Will most likely serve 6 depending on your eaters and if you have a lot of side dishes maybe 8 servings. You can adjust sauce and ingredients for less — for instance cut whole recipe in 1/2 . It is very saucy but you can probably do 4 lbs. of chicken easily. As well use 2 lbs. and cut all ingredients in 1/2. You’ll still want to cook for the same amount of time to fully tenderize chicken. Check liquid in slow cooker if you cut recipe and make sure it’s enough liquid for the chicken.
Enjoy! and thanks Jenn
3.5-4 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts — you can mix in thighs with this as well I happen to have 3 packages of chicken breasts so I used that.
2 cups. BBQ sauce — I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Original since we always have that in the house and it’s rather delicious
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 cup brown sugar packed — light or dark doesn’t matter
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Combine BBQ sauce , brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and crushed red pepper into the slow cooker — and mix to combine
Add chicken breasts and use a spoon and mix it all around
Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours. Chicken is done when it easily shreds with a fork. I had on high for 7 and then shredded after it sat for a few hours on warm.
Shred Chicken and stir well to coat with BBQ sauce.
Serve and Enjoy!