Crock Pot chicken you will love!!
On Mother’s Day our kids like to gather at our house to celebrate Mother’s Day with me. But they also like for me to make them dinner, which I don’t mind if I can make something simple. That is where the crock pot comes in, I love being able to throw things in and walk away… it’s Mother’s Day I don’t want to be standing over a hot stove the whole day.
Pulled meat is always a good way to go. I love the flavor of meat that has been simmered for hours and comes out tender and delicious. I found a chicken recipe that is so simple for chicken and it included a little beer (which I love cooking with; it gives food such a good flavor).
I made my own BBQ sauce even though the original recipe called for sauce purchased from the store and even suggested not using homemade, but it turned out yummy none the less. I have a simple BBQ sauce that I love and the family loves and doesn’t take much work, but if you prefer you can purchase yours from the store.
I could see using this same recipe with pork or maybe even beef, so if you are looking for something that will feed a crowd this recipe will do it.
Crock Pot Boozy BBQ Pulled Chicken (Source: adapted from How Sweet It Is)
3 1/2 to 4 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
For the BBQ sauce
2 1/4 cups ketchup
2 cups water
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons ground mustard
12 ounces of beer, your choice
1. Season the chicken with the onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place in the crock pot
2. Prepare the BBQ sauce before adding it to the crock pot. I a medium sauce pan combine all the ingredients except for the beer. Stir until well blended. Heat over medium heat until the sauce comes to a boil. Remove from heat and pour 2/3 of the BBQ sauce over the chicken that has been placed in the crock pot. Pour the beer over the chicken and BBQ sauce.
3. Cook for about 6 hours remove chicken from and shred. Return to the crock pot add the remaining BBQ sauce and cook for additional 1 hours. I cooked on high so that the BBQ sauce would cook down.
If you do not want to cook on high for that amount of time I would suggest that you cook on low for 8 hours and shred the chicken and do not return to the crock pot but stir in the remaining BBQ Sauce and serve.
(I misread the directions on the original recipe, but the chicken turned out yummy, the family loved it).