Seeing how stressed I was about trying to throw something together for dinner, Steven informed me he wanted BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. Really? That's really easy to throw together when we get home...start the grill, throw the chicken on, wait for 30 minutes while it cooks, tell my children to eat their fingernails because they're starving, then serve dinner. I thought he'd done lost his mind. Then I thought of my beautiful crock pot. Actually it's a boy, so he's handsome. His name is Bob. Anyway, Bob was calling my name...
"Hello Amanda. Use me. I can help you achieve your goals. I can cook your chicken so tenderly. I will have it awaiting your arrival."
He had me at hello. He had me at hello. I whipped that bad boy out, threw in my 2 frozen chicken breasts (yes, frozen), and added my homemade BBQ sauce on top. Set the crock pot for 6 hours and that was it. True love was born. I think Big Bertha is jealous.
Here's the specifics of my BBQ sauce and my o' so hard crock pot chicken...
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
(Taste and retaste. I normally don't measure this out, so I'm completely guessing here.)
Directions for Chicken...
- Place 2 frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot.
- Pour about 1/4 cup chicken broth over chicken.
- Sprinkle fresh cracked pepper and salt over chicken.
- Pour BBQ sauce over chicken.
- Let cook 4-6 hours until chicken is done.
- Use two forks to shred chicken.
- Serve on broiled hamburger buns and pickles.