Stick a Fork In It has done the heavy lifting for us by narrowing down the barrage of crock pot recipes and delivering this one perfect formula for Crockpot Barbecue Chicken!

Generally speaking, “Crock Pot” = easy, and we like that!  Let’s see if this carefully curated recipe is all it’s cracked up to be!

 

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Reviewer #1 – Maren

Mission: Whip up some tasty sandwiches for my family with minimal effort!

 

Details:

  • Since I’m not a huge BBQ connoisseur, I stuck with the recommendation and used Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce.  I needed more guidance on the “1 bottle BBQ sauce.”  I narrowly escaped a meltdown in the BBQ aisle when faced with Sweet Baby Ray’s in 400 different varieties and 3 different sizes.  After much searching, I finally found the “Original” flavor and decided that the most logical choice would be the mid-sized bottle, which was 28 ounces.  I mean, I’m the middle child and I’m perfect, so that must mean something.
  • I only checked on it a couple of times, flipping the breasts over and spooning the sauce over the top.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

My most recommended trick for any crock pot recipe is to first spray the crock with Pam Olive Oil Cooking Spray.  Makes clean-up a breeze.  Those liners gross me out because they look like shower caps.

The chicken practically shredded itself when I was removing it from the crock pot!  I hardly needed to even piece it apart with the fork!  I put it in a bowl, and then stirred in some of the extra sauce for more flavor.  It was incredible on a bun!

Pros:

Wow!  This was ridiculously easy!

Cons:

None!

We Tried It!  Crockpot BBQ Chicken!

Conclusion:

This recipe was great, I hardly had to do anything!  Who doesn’t love a meal like that?  I think that this would be a great item to make for a group, or bring to a party.  I imagine that it is highly customizable with the plethora of sauce choices out there.  I will definitely be hanging on to this one!

 

 

Reviewer #2 – Amanda

Mission: Bust out an easy crock pot recipe to please any crowd!

 

 

Details:

I ended up making a few small changes.

  • I did use Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce but opted for chicken drummies instead of breasts (it is all I had on hand).
  • I cooked them for 5 hours (hour 4 with the cover off and on high in hopes of thickening the sauce a bit).
  • After removing the meat from the pot I still felt like the sauce didn’t coat it well enough and needed to get them a little more crusty so I opted to put them on a foil (Reynolds Non-stick Foil) lined pan on broil for about 10 minutes or so. This created a nice crust and seemed to secure the sauce to the meat a little better. Downside it also dried my meat out a bit. Bummer.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Not sure to be honest. It seemed like the pic was not realistic to the end results although the sauce tasted great.

Pros:

Would have been easy had it turned out how it looked in the blog post from Stick a Fork in it.

Cons:

Wasn’t what I was hoping for. The sauce was definitely too runny.

We Tried It!  Crockpot BBQ Chicken!

Conclusion:

Maybe if I had used less sauce and also chicken breast this may have turned out differently? Not sure I will make it again although I feel like this COULD be a good method. Might have to stick to the grill for now…

 

 

Reviewer #3 – Janet

Mission: Make an easy meal in the crock pot!

 

 

Details:

Tips & Tricks Learned:

The chicken breasts can be thrown in before being thawed. This made it much cleaner and easier to put together.

The recipe is pretty basic, so if you are looking to use some spices up or like I did, use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar (because its been sitting in the cupboard for months!! It doesn’t go bad, right??), this recipe is flexible enough to do so.

Pros:

Perfect for a family meal and for people who live alone.

The leftovers could be shredded to make BBQ sandwiches.

So easy, a caveman could do it

Cons:

None that I know of.

We Tried It!  Crockpot BBQ Chicken!

Conclusion:

This is a recipe that works for my lifestyle because it is so easy, doesn’t make much mess, and gives me leftovers for my work lunch for the rest of the week. This recipe isn’t made to show off your culinary skills, so it probably is best to serve your family when you are short on time. Overall a decent crock pot recipe.

 

 

Reviewer #4 – Kristy

Mission: I am from the South, of course I love barbeque so I had to try this recipe!  Then to top it all off, it’s in a crock-pot…easy cooking, just my style!

 

Details:

  • 6 ingredients: chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, brown sugar and garlic powder.
  • I only had 4 chicken breasts so I only used about ¾ of the Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce which is Mike’s favorite!
  • I didn’t have brown sugar on hand so I substituted for ¼ cup honey instead.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Use the plastic disposable crock pot liners…they are amazing when it’s clean up time.  Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners are my favorite. I unfortunately, was out and had to soak the pot for 2 days and scrubbed for what seemed like endless hours. Not worth the aggravation.

Don’t overcook.  I had left my crock pot on low for 6 hours and I think because I had less chicken…mine came out a little on the dry side. Be sure to check along the way so the chicken is just as you would like it.

Pros:

Easy and delicious! Just throw everything in the crock pot and forget about it!

Cons:

Cleaning the crock pot is not fun.

We Tried It!  Crockpot BBQ Chicken!

Conclusion:

Great recipe, Mike loved it!  I still prefer BBQ chicken on the grill…especially my dad’s but this is great when you are on a time pinch!  Perfect for topping a salad when you have leftovers!

 

 

 

The great shot of Crockpot Barbecue Chicken taken by Stick a Fork In It


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