Yes . . . some days are over the top hectic.
This recipe is for those some days.
It just doesn’t get easier than this.
I’m still trying to take care of the ever producing garden, and knee deep in bottling SALSA. This chicken was tender and delicious. I used 1 tsp of Red pepper flakes, and thought it was perfect. My husband thought it was a bit hot, so be careful before you dump too much in. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce, but the Sweet Baby Ray’s was really good. The extra vinegar helps tenderize the chicken . . . and it was. The key: I turned my Crock pot to the very lowest heat possible, and let it cook until the chicken was fall apart tender. Once the chicken was perfect, I raised the heat and took the lid off for about 15 minutes. This will help thicken the sauce if needed. Perfect for those crazy days! We had yummy shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches on Crusty Rolls the next night. The BBQ chicken would also be delicious on Soft flour tortillas or even on top of a Cheesy pizza.
FYI: Just in case any of you out there are planning to make SALSA, there really is a delicious easy, perfect, time saving way. My friend and neighbor clued me in on Mrs. Wages Salsa. So Darn easy. All you need is the tomatoes, and a Mrs. Wages Salsa mix (found at Walmart), a water Canner or freezer and you can make yummy salsa. My Salsa recipe is my Mother in Laws, and we love it, however it requires lots of pepper chopping and seeding. Mrs Wages comes in Mild, Medium or hot, and all the hard work has been done for you. You simply add the package to your prepared tomatoes, simmer on the stove, bottle it, process in your water canner and you have delicious SALSA. You can also freeze the Salsa instead of bottling it. Try it . . .it’s really good!
Easy Crockpot Barbecue Chicken
adapted from here
4-6 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts (i threw them in frozen… even easier!)
1 full bottle of BBQ sauce (I used sweet baby ray’s)
1/4 c vinegar
1/2 to 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 – 1 tsp. garlic powder
Mix BBQ sauce with all ingredients listed under it. place chicken in Crockpot. Pour sauce over it and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
*Note: I washed and trimmed my almost frozen, chicken breasts and through them in the Crockpot. Pour the sauce over the top, and stir every now and them. Simple! The key to very tender chicken, is LOW heat & SLOW cooking. Delicious served as is, or shredded for BBQ Chicken sandwiches the next night!