Winston Churchill

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken

It's been so cold this weekend, I thought I'd post a good slow cooker recipe.  This chicken dish is so tangy/yummy - it really hits the spot on a cold winter day.  You can dish up the cooked chicken as is or shred it for sandwiches or spoon over rice.  Any way you serve it, this chicken is delicious.  It's a family favorite of ours and I've made it many times for family gatherings too - it's that good and so easy to make.

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1-2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken.  Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

Tips:  For best results, use a good quality barbeque sauce - not a cheap one.  I like to use Sweet Baby Rays or Famous Daves barbeque sauce. If you shred the chicken for sandwiches, either shred it in the slow cooker or put it back in the slow cooker after shredding to mix in the sauce.  You can add more barbeque sauce if needed.  Also, if you use low or no fat dressing, add 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil so the chicken won't dry out.

1 comment:

Dawn Bailey said...

I'm making this for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks for posting it! :)