Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Like most people, I never feel like there are enough hours in the day! I love to find and create slow cooker meals, because it can definitely make cooking dinner easier. I was at Publix not too long ago, and I noticed that the Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue sauce was buy one get one free. I decided to look at the label, and what do ya know? The original sauce is actually very allergy friendly! So, I put a bottle in my cart and started thinking of what to do with it. I decided to try a crock pot bbq chicken, and I think it turned out really well. Whether you have food allergies and intolerances or not, I think you will definitely be a fan of this new staple in my kitchen!

Super Simple Crockpot BBQ Chicken
(Dairy free/soy free/egg free/nut free/gluten free/low fat)

18 oz bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's original BBQ Sauce (or your favorite bottled sauce)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
 2 heaping Tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2-3/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
Salt and Pepper
2 lbs boneless chicken

Saute' your finely diced yellow onion in one tablespoon of olive oil in a small pan until soft and starts to caramelize. Remove the onion from the heat and allow to cool.
Spray your crockpot with cooking spray (watch your label) or lightly dab with olive oil . Heavily season your chicken with salt and pepper and trim the fat (i also usually cut large breasts in half, but its up to you). Stir together remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Place chicken into crockpot, and pour your prepared sauce over your chicken. Turn Crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. That's it! Yum!

heavily salt and pepper your chicken!

All ingredients (minus the onion) in a medium bowl
Now add your cooled sauteed onion..yuuuuummm
BBQ Chicken awesomeness cooking away..

Happy Healthy Eating!