Barbecue chicken is one of the most versatile things to have in your fridge or freezer. Whether you're making tacos, a sandwich, or a salad, a batch of this chicken will take you far. And the best part? It practically cooks all by itself in your slow cooker. You barely have to left a finger!
The secret to success here is making your own BBQ sauce instead of using bottled store-bought stuff. It's as easy as mixing ketchup, honey, molasses, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt and pepper together — that's all there is to it.
Then you just put your chicken breast into the slow cooker; stir in some honey, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, and salt and pepper; add half of the BBQ sauce; and cook it on low for six to eight hours or high for four to six hours, depending on your schedule.
Once the chicken is cooked, you can pull it out and shred it with two forks before adding it back into the sauce. Then how you use it is up to you! Serve it with some of that reserved sauce BBQ over a chopped salad, use it as a pizza topping on homemade pizza night, toss it in with macaroni salad — either ways, lunch and dinner just got so much easier now that there's a batch of this in the fridge.
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