Are you looking for a simple, tasty barbeque chicken you can make in the slow cooker? This recipe was inspired by Paula Deen, found on PaulaDeen.com, here. This was easily converted to a crockpot meal. The taste is so delicious, I’m glad I used her recipe, rather than buying a bottled bbq sauce. It was pretty vinegar-y, which I like. I changed Paula’s recipe by using chicken breasts instead of thighs. I also used slightly more sugar and a couple of tablespoons of bourbon.
2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 onion, finely chopped (mine measured about 3/4 cup)
1/2 teaspoon jarred, minced garlic
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired
salt and pepper
coleslaw, if desired
Heat oil in frying pan on medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan and brown on both sides (approx. 3 minutes each side). Place chicken in crockpot. Saute onion and garlic in frying pan until tender. Stir in the vinegar. Add the rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Pour mixture over chicken in the slow cooker, just covering the meat. Save any extra sauce for serving on the side. Cook on low heat for 4 hours. When chicken is ready, remove from crockpot and let cool. Gently shred the chicken with two forks and pour sauce over the meat.
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