How to Make Delicious and Easy Bar-B-Que Chicken in the CrockPot

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Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Image: chicken lean meat image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Making dinner for your family after working hard all day can be a little daunting. With a CrockPot slow cooker, you can prepare a healthy and nutritious dinner for your family in the morning that will cook all day and be ready when you get home.

Things You'll Need

  • One bottle of prepared barbecue sauce
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

Preparation of Chicken

Clean the chicken by running the breasts under cold water. Pat them dry. (You can do this the night before you prepare the food, in which case, after cleaning and cutting the chicken, put the chicken in a sealable plastic bag or bowl.)

Cutting Chicken Breasts
Cutting Chicken Breasts (Image: pile of cut chicken with knife image by David Levinson from Fotolia.com)

Cut the chicken in half or thirds on your cutting board on the morning of the day on which you want to cook the meal. Cutting the chicken up allows the barbecue sauce to seep into the chicken. Remove any excess skin or parts of the chicken that do not look edible.

(Image: raw chicken breast image by sumos from Fotolia.com)

Drop the chicken into your crock pot. Add half a cup of water, then add the barbecue sauce on top of the chicken, covering the chicken completely. Set the crock pot on high while you are getting ready for work, then turn to low before you leave for the day. Cook the chicken for between 8 and 10 hours.

Serve the chicken with a premade salad or a can of green beans you can microwave, along with a baked potato or easy-to-prepare mashed potatoes from a box.

Tips & Warnings

  • Preparing the chicken the night before saves time in the morning.
  • Boxed mashed potatoes are easy to prepare and delicious with the chicken; use the barbecue sauce as gravy.
  • Cleanup is easy: after removing the chicken from the CrockPot, fill the pot with water and let it soak while eating your dinner.
  • Do not lift the lid on the crock pot while cooking. Twenty minutes of cooking time is lost every time you raise the lid.
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