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Texas BBQ Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 28, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Making your own BBQ sauce is always a good idea as it allows you to control the sugar that goes into it. While my kids have their favorite BBQ sauce, I thought I would check out the ingredient list on said sauce.  Number two on the list was sugar.  No surprise here! So I then looked at the ketchup bottle to see what the sugar content in that was. Well what do I find but high Fructose Corn Syrup. So when looking to make your own BBQ it is a good idea to check out that label before you buy. I think tomato sauce would work in place of the ketchup. Possibly honey or agave to sweeten the sauce instead of the brown sugar?  I think I need to experiment on this one a little more. If anyone has a good BBQ sauce recipe without sugar or high fructose corn syrup, be sure to pass it on to us. I wonder if there is a no sugar added ketchup that also does not have artificial sweetener in it?

The Potluck Club Cookbook” describes potlucks as eating in as the new eating out.  I describe this as want to be cool, gather your friends together and have a potluck. I say, I have been doing this for years….who knew I was so cool! But what if you are looking for those tried and true recipes to share with a group, this is your one stop cookbook.  Need an appetizer….how about Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms?  Need a casserole…..how about Taco Casserole? Every food category is covered in this cookbook!

The Ruling: Everyone ate it….even the picky youngest one! The chicken was tender and juicy and full of flavor. Best part was I put everything in the slow cooker at 10:00am and didn’t think about it until we were just about to eat. I decided to throw some biscuits in the oven and we had our chicken on a biscuit, very yummy! I cooked ours on low instead of high so I could forget about it all day.

Texas Barbecued Chicken in a Crock-Pot, page 52

Ingredients:

  • 3-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups tomato ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in the Crock-Pot. Next add chicken, coating all sides with the sauce. Cover and cook chicken on high for 3-4 hours. When chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from pot and cut in bite-sized chunks or shred. Put chicken back into pot and stir into sauce. Keep Crock-Pot on low until ready to serve. This is good over rolls or cooked rice.

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at www.ididit-fargo.com .  Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@ididit-fargo.com.  For daily organizing tips find the MS. Simplicity fan page  here.

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