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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!

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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.

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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.

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Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

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Servings: 4
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (recipe below!)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 710mg | Sugar: 18g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I really like crockpot recipes. I like the idea of letting your dinner simmer away as you attend with the other things in your to-do-list. I’d suggest you try using chicken legs or thighs. I find them more flavorful, chicken breast tend to taste too bland for me.

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  3. They have them! It’s a matter of placing frozen meat and ingredients in the crock pot; therefore, calculating the time needed to cook at a semi frozen rate. Keep an eye out in stores. My mom purchased one last christmas for me!

  4. The only problem is this is that your food is not going to stay hot enough for food safety purposes. The newer models have warm settings, but I still find these tend to overcook. I love that this recipe actually says too cook for only 2 1/2 hours. Those “cook for 6-8 hours on low” recipes just don’t work well with today’s cookers!

  5. Now we have an invention ladies: the crock pot timer. Set it to turn on/off like your Christmas lights and have yummy dinner waiting for you at just the right time 🙂

  6. Vicki~ I’ve put frozen meat in the crockpot just adding a few hours to the cooking time and it came out juicy and delicious. Though, 8 hours might still be too long – resulting in the same issue others mentioned with the bones falling apart completely. It still might be worth a try, though 5-6 hours might be the ‘right’ cooking length.

  7. You could do an entire chicken for 6-7 hours, with the skin off. It is going to be hard to take the entire skin off the chicken, so I would just take the skin off the breasts and cover the whole chicken with the sauce and set it on low.

  8. I’m with Meg, I didn’t see a store locator that sold the product on their site so not sure if you have to order online directly?

  9. Liz, I put a whole chicken in for about 6 hours. I have done it for the whole day while I am at work (about 8.5 hours) and it was delish, but fell apart…every little bone was seperated. It was still super yummy, but I had to make sure I was extra careful about getting all the bones out.

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  11. Normally with out Chicken in a Crock Pot recipe, I cook it on high for 2 hours for a 4lc and 2 1/2 for 5 pounds. IF you want to cook it on low – I would cook it for 6-7 hours.

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