Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Hello friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are having an even better Monday 😉

We celebrated our little girl’s 2nd birthday this past week and this momma is so stunned with how fast time flies! It doesn’t seem that long ago that she spent most of her time in my arms. I’m glad she still likes to cuddle with mommy (for now anyway!).

Although watching her grow up can be difficult, its also fun to see all the new things she is discovering. Here recently that has been presents! After a birthday party and two Christmas gatherings already under her belt, my girl is ready for Christmas day! And so am I; I cannot wait to watch her open her presents!

Our family celebrates Christ this time of year, and we will teach Emma that He is “the reason for the season”. But while she’s still little, its a magical time to see her light up with each tear of wrapping paper.

With Christmas drawing closer and closer, our schedule seems to keep filling up! Because of that, it is mandatory that dinnertime is simple and not time-consuming. That’s one reason this is my favorite time of year to break out the crockpot!

If you’re right there with me, then today’s recipe is for you – Crockpot BBQ Chicken.

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This recipe is a great time saver. Just add a side of mac and cheese, or whatever you like, and dinner is served! Its also adjustable depending on the size of your family. You can make as much or as little as you want for dinner, or to have extra chicken on hand another day as well (BBQ chicken sandwiches, anyone?).

Have a great week and holiday weekend!

Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or more if you want extra chicken to freeze for later)**
  • 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (you can omit this if you prefer non-spicy chicken)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Lay chicken in crockpot.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all other ingredients.
  3. Pour over chicken.
  4. Cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours.*
  5. When finished cooking, remove chicken and shred. Place back into the crockpot to soak up that yummy sauce.

*If using frozen chicken, cook on the longer end of the time frames (5 on low, 3 on high). If using fresh chicken, cook on the shorter end of the time frames (4 on low, 2 on high).

**If you use more than 4 chicken breasts, adjust cooking time as needed. I would suggest an extra 45 min – 1 hr for each additional breast.

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