Friday, October 19, 2012

Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken

Last night was another slow-cooker success thanks to the Gluten-Free Slow Cooker cookbook!

For my final main course experiment, I went for the barbecue chicken.  I’ve made it in the past in the slow cooker, but I was intrigued to try Carrie’s simple homemade sauce recipe.  It was a ketchup-based sauce with some molasses, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and some seasonings. 

I stuck to her recipe except for one minor alteration – I didn’t have minced dried onion in my spice cabinet, so I used onion powder.  It took less than five minutes to mix up, and the flavor was a nice combination of smoky and sweet.  It thickened up beautifully in the slow cooker and smelled amazing!

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I started the chicken a bit later than planned, so I decided to back down on the cook time even more than I did with the salsa chicken and only cooked it for 2 1/2 hours on low – I was only using 3 chicken breasts and they were pretty thin, so I figured it would be OK, and I was right, they were perfectly cooked.

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I shredded up the chicken once again with a couple of forks, and served it on an Against the Grain gluten-free roll with Ore Ida extra crispy fast food fries and a green salad on the side.  Delicious! 

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I think the only thing I would do differently next time is make extra sauce to stir in after shredding – the chicken pretty much absorbed all the sauce.  It had great barbecue flavor, but I like my sandwiches saucy!

3 comments:

  1. YES!!! Fist pump, fist pump!! I'm so glad you had such great success with these recipes!!! Thank you SO SO SO much for taking the time to try them and to do this series! I've looked forward to it every day this week!

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    1. I've looked forward to writing them :) I haven't had this much fun with my slow cooker since, well, ever! I posted a few pics on Amazon, going to get a review up after my final recipe tomorrow - maple pumpkin lattes!

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  2. girl you are the best!! :-) And that makes me SO happy you're enjoying the crock pot!! I know I'm biased, but I think they are way fun!

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