Have you been panicking over the monthly family dinner preparations lately?
Perhaps the grocery fills are running out, or the ingredients don’t match the recipe you have in mind?
Cooking is seldom fun and games when the planning and preparation aren’t up to the mark.
Whether you’ve invited some friends over for a BBQ morning in your backyard or have unexpected guests ring the bell at queer times, this is a universal headache. Perhaps the grill is rusty, and you haven’t flipped some ribs in a while, or maybe the oven is broken, and your partner hasn’t kept their promise to get it fixed in time.
Worry not, if you own a crock pot and have some chicken breasts lying in the refrigerator because you won’t need an oven nor a grill, and this recipe is best for all those unexpected gatherings, being able to serve up to six hungry mouths at a time.
We all imagine the ‘perfect’ BBQ chicken usually coming straight off the grill, but give this crock pot BBQ chicken recipe a chance and see just how rewarding the results are.
Moreover, why worry over perfecting your BBQ chicken on a grill or whether you own one when you can quickly cook a BBQ chicken recipe with scrumptious varieties of flavors in a crock pot meals?
Not to mention, a crock pot utilizes a slow cooking time; steam in the snug-fit container makes the meat more tender and juicy while eliminating all bacteria. Grilling your barbecue chicken out in the backyard doesn’t sound so much fun anymore, does it?
Now, for the fun part:
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking duration: 4 hours
Total duration: 4 hours and 5 minutes
Number of servings: 6
- 2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- ¼ cup Italian dressing
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt to taste
How to cook the best Crock pot BBQ Chicken
1. Get your chicken breasts out and about after washing, and season them conservatively with some sea salt and arrange them piece by piece in the crock pot.
2. Grab a bowl for mixing the BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Thoroughly stir the combination for some time.
3. Carefully dress the chicken entirely with the sauce mixture. Allow the chicken breasts to marinate for a couple of minutes so the flavors are soaked in.
4. Cover the crock pot with the precious lid and cook at HIGH (about 300 degrees Fahrenheit) heat for 3-4 hours.
5. As the timer dings, bring the BBQ chicken out. If you’re planning a more gravy-like meal, you may shred the breasts with forks and knives. If so, put them back in the crock pot, dip them in the sauce, and cook for another 10-15 minutes. The longer it stays inside after cooking, the more moisture and sauce it absorbs. So be patient.
6. If it’s Sunday night football, serve the chicken breasts over some freshly baked buns, or if you want a filling dish, serve them with rice and a side of sauteed veggies.
Cooking in a crock pot is a blessing for the modern generation of cookers. Its great convenience allows you to cut off any temptation to order takeaways and waste money; simply pour in all the ingredients, shut the lid, and get some food in your stomach.
In contrast to quick meals, any food cooked in a crock pot is done so with care and time. A one-step preparation means you save more time, and the food is more tender, flavorful, and evenly cooked.
So why waste your paycheck on takeaways and expensive kitchen appliances, especially when a crock pot uses lesser energy than that oven you own?