The heat all over most of the U.S. this past week has been oppressive. It’s been so hot here in Southern California that the mere thought of turning on the grill to sweat even more while I make dinner holds absolutely no appeal. That’s a drag because it wouldn’t be summertime for our family without barbecue chicken. Thank goodness for one of my favorite pieces of kitchen gear, the crock pot!
Now we get to enjoy BBQ without me having to go outside and stand over the grill in 100 degree heat. All I do is place the chicken and sauce in the pot, coat it well, cover the lid and within 2 1/2 hours I’ve got chicken that’s so juicy and tender you won’t believe it takes so little effort.
You can absolutely make your own Basic BBQ Sauce to go with this recipe, but there are so many great varieties on the market containing great ingredients so you can save yourself even more time by using a bottled brand.
With the kids running around out of school and tons of summer activities to attend, I’d much rather be spending the few free moments I have with the little ones than in the kitchen. And this way, no matter how hot it is outside when you put this Crock Pot BBQ Chicken on the table, everyone inside your house will think you’re cool.
Crock Pot BBQ Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (recipe below!)
- Place the chicken in a crock pot and pour in the bbq sauce to coat well.
- Cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.
- Save the juice from the bottom of the pot to make Shredded BBQ Chicken Sammies.