Sometimes you just want something yummy and easy…but not too easy. This barbecue chicken sandwiches in the slow cooker recipe by Eat at Home is just that! It requires just a touch of prep time the morning of (or night before), but then you walk into your home after a hard day at work and dinner is ready (minus a few minutes for bun-toasting). If you really are looking for something yummy and super easy, then you can just as easily throw chicken with just some barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s, anyone?) in the slow cooker. But this recipe does add a little something extra, with the extra spices, onion, etc….just a little more “oomph” as they say.
Also – it is a great way to use up some of the liquid smoke I bought awhile back for other recipes, that I’ve hardly touched since! Also, if you are worried, liquid smoke is only $2 a bottle, depending on where you go. I’ve still only used it a few times and I’m honestly not sure what it adds, but it must add something!
Side note: the original recipe calls for 3lbs of chicken (which serves 10-12 people). I only used two chicken breasts, which serves 2-4, depending on appetites, and I adjusted the other ingredients accordingly. Feel free to click between my blog and the original blog, to get the ingredients right for the amount you have!
Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
-2 chicken breasts
-1/2 onion, diced
-1cu of any combo of ketchup or any kind of barbecue sauce
-4oz taco sauce (original blogger notes: not salsa!)
-1tbsp brown sugar
-1/2tbsp dry mustard
-1tbsp vinegar (I think I used red wine vinegar – but you can use whatever you have)
-1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
-3/4tsp garlic powder
-1tsp liquid smoke
-Toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker. Stirring is not necessary, but I did.
-Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8.
-Shred the meat and stir it until well-combined. Serve on buns – or even in pitas, tortillas, or if you’re light on carbs, over a salad!