Last week, the lovely Margaret gifted me with a spankin’ new crock pot. For as much as I love to cook, I’m not really huge on kitchen gadgetry, so I’d never had one of these before. I was super excited about it because a) I can cook stuff in the summer without heating up the kitchen and b) I keep hearing how easy meals are and, as we’ve discussed before, I am supremely lazy when it comes to cooking.
So the first thing I wanted to try out pulled bbq chicken sandwiches. I scoured the internet for some recipes and settled on this one (and then altered it).
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup diced onion
1.5 lbs chicken (I used bone-in breasts, but I have heard thighs work great as well)
Red pepper flakes
2/3 cup Dr. Pepper (yup you read that right)
A bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
Brownberry onion buns
So! Are you ready for this? It’s sooooo easy.
First, dump the Dr. Pepper into the crock pot, put the chicken on top, then add 1 cup of the BBQ sauce, the diced onion and red pepper flakes to taste, then stir it all up.
And turn the crock pot to low. And let it cook for 7 hours while you get on with your day.
Right? I know! So easy!
So after 7 hours, you use forks to peel the chicken off and it will shred pretty easily. Remove the bones, stir the chicken back in with the sauce and add about a cup more of the sauce from the bottle. And voila! Add it to the delicious toasted bun!
Since we aren’t big on cole slaw in our house, I served it with my apple and manchego salad, and that was THE BEST DECISION EVER. Here’s that recipe again, if you need it…
Oh! And the calories :) It’s about 395 per sandwich.