Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I use this recipe many different ways... I usually make rice, shred the chicken and serve on top or I make BBQ sandwiches (if you make sandwiches, before shredding add some flour or cornstarch mix to the leftover sauce and heat if you like a thick sauce, I never do but we don't mind it a bit thinner) I always like a little crunch in my sandwiches so that's why I've added the peppers, they are sweet and cut thin so they don't take away from the chicken! I have also used the leftovers in roll-ups for lunches...so many possibilities.
- 2 boneless chicken breasts
- 1⁄2 medium onion, sliced in 1/4-inch thick strips
- 1⁄2 medium yellow bell peppers or 1⁄2 medium orange bell pepper, sliced in 1/8-inch thin strips
- 1⁄2 medium red bell pepper, sliced in 1/4-inch thick strips
- 3⁄4 cup barbecue sauce, I use Famous Daves Rich N Sassy use your favorite
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons brown sugar, depending on how sweet your BBQ sauce is
- 1⁄2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to your taste
- 1 -1 1⁄2 garlic clove, minced
- In a bowl mix all sauce ingredients until well combined.
- Put 1/4 of the sauce on bottom of crock pot.
- Add sliced onions; place chicken on top; put 1/2 of the sauce on top of chicken; add sliced red peppers on chicken ( sometimes I add button mushrooms cut in half here also); top with remaining sauce.
- Cook on low heat for 5-5 1/2 hrs or until chicken is cooked; turn off crock pot; take out and shred with fork; place back in crock pot and mix in leftover sauce. Let sit with lid off for about 30 minutes to really soak up and thicken a bit.
- 10 minutes before serving add sliced yellow/orange pepper and mix well.
- If serving whole, pour left over sauce with peppers over the breast.
- Serve as desired.
I loved this as did my dinner guests. I've had requests to make it again which I'll gladly do - its so simple!
Very simple to make and an easy crowd pleaser. I prefer savoury to sweet when it comes to bbq, so I went half on the sugar and adjusted the bbq sauce to ketchup ratio towards bbq. This recipe would have been stratospheric for me if the sauce somehow came out thicker - I like very clingy sauces - but all in all, I think if you like bbq and you like chicken - you'll probably be happy with this recipe.