It’s summer which means it’s definitely barbecue season here in Texas! But not everyone (meaning my family) has a grill right now even though they still crave barbecue every so often during the summer. So Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals had a great idea for me with her Crockpot Barbecue Chicken. I have been wanting to use my Crockpot more often anyway!
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken
I have to admit that I love cooking in my Crockpot because it is usually so simple. Prep all the food, let it cook, and serve! And the ingredient lists are usually pretty manageable for me. Krista hit the nail on the head with this recipe. She knows the type of cook I am!
The only tricky part about this recipe is the need to cook on high for an hour before switching to low. If you’re prepping this while you go to work, that could be a problem. I’m wondering how it would turn out if I just cooked it on low the entire time.
What you need:
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (19 oz.) bottle barbecue sauce
- Garlic Salt to taste
- Montreal Chicken Seasoning to taste
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Sliced Pickles
What you do:
- Place onions in bottom of Crockpot.
- Season both sides of chicken with all seasonings. Place on top of onions.
- Pour barbecue sauce over and spread to coat.
- Cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Remove chicken and pull apart with two forks. Place back in Crockpot and stir to combine.
- Cook on LOW 1 additional hour.
- Serve on buns with sliced pickles.
I would love to serve this with some sweet potato fries or homemade potato salad (if I could find a recipe I like). Or I think I saw a Crockpot baked beans recipe recently so that is an option too! It would be an easy way to give my family the taste of barbecue we crave some summer evenings.
What is your favorite summer Crockpot meal?