In the Kitchen

easy barbecue chicken

When I’m planning out meals for the upcoming week, I also try to look at the weather report.  I guess my thought is, if its too warm outside, I’m not going to want cook {or eat} something really heavy and hot like a baked pasta. Everyone does this right?  🙂

So last week when I checked the forecast and saw that we might be getting snow, I planned on making crockpot barbecue chicken. When the forecast was right and the snow started falling, I was happy to have all things on hand for this meal.  Bonus: it might have been the easiest thing I’ve ever made.

To make this all you need is a crockpot, barbecue sauce, and chicken {I use frozen tenderloins}.  See, I told you this was going to be easy.

First you’ll want to spray down your crockpot with cooking spray. This will make clean up faster {and that’s always a win in my book}. Once you’ve done that go ahead and turn your crock pot timer to 8 hours and set it on the low setting.  Next, use your favorite barbecue sauce and pour it in the bottom of the crockpot {note: it won’t cover the base; I used about 1/4 cup}. Once you’ve got your sauce base, lay your chicken on top and then add more sauce {be more generous with your sauce this time}. After 7.5 hours, while the chicken is still in the crockpot, shred the meat {it will shred easily}. Once finished shredding, let it cook for 30 more minutes so that it soaks up the remaining sauce.

We ate our chicken with roasted potatoes and a cucumber salad; warm and filling for our snow day!

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