Hello everyone! I’m back and today for the first time ever, I will be sharing a recipe with all of you! I call it my “SUPER Simple BBQ Pulled Chicken” that you can make in your Crock-Pot using only 4 ingredients! That’s right, only four ingredients! If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that this is the first time that I have ever written about food on my blog nonetheless share a recipe. If you know me personally then you also know that I am not a fan of cooking whatsoever! I am all about quick and easy meals but we all know it can’t always be that simple.
I have a ton of Crock-Pot recipes saved on Pinterest however the one thing that I noticed is that most of them require a ton of ingredients some of which you may not always have on hand in your pantry. I can’t tell you how many times that I planned to make something and halfway through I realized that I was missing one or more of the key ingredients. I have already made this twice in the last two weeks because my son loves it.
The best part of this recipe is that it doesn’t take a long time to prep and the cooking time is not as long as most Crock-Pot recipes. I personally love the bbq pulled chicken over a plate of brown rice while my son prefers making a sandwich with it but he loves it either way.
This recipe is perfect for:
- Sundays as a late lunch / early dinner – Perfect for when you are relaxing at home watching sports / having a lazy day relaxing watching Netflix (no pausing in between episodes to stop and stir anything LOL)
- You can make it on a Sunday afternoon for dinner the next day
- Freeze and reheat it whenever you want which is perfect for those evenings when you know that you are going to be home late. You can take it out of the freezer before you leave and let it defrost during the day so that you can heat it up quickly when you get home
Let’s get into the recipe shall we?
Here is a short list of what you will need: (Note: This recipe serves 2-4 people)
- 2.5-3 Pounds Boneless Chicken Breast
- 16 ounces of your favorite Barbecue Sauce
- Minced Garlic
First, you want to trim any of the excess fat off of the chicken, then do the following:
- Cut (2) one inch wide slits into each chicken breast
- Season the chicken with salt & pepper
Fun fact: When I learned how to cook almost 17 years ago, it definitely wasn’t with specific measurements when it came to seasoning the meat unless I was following a specific recipe. Every person has their preference as to how much salt, pepper, etc. that they wish to use.
- 3 tablespoons of minced garlic (one for each chicken breast) * I make sure that I put some into the slits that I have cut so that the garlic flavor goes inside.
Next, you want to measure one cup (8oz.) of the barbecue sauce.
Pour the barbecue sauce into the Crock-Pot so that it covers the bottom evenly.
I used a small rubber spatula to help me spread it around.
Place your chicken in the Crock-Pot side by side. Measure another cup (8oz.) of
barbecue sauce and pour it over the chicken. I used the same rubber spatula to spread the
remaining sauce all over to ensure that the chicken was completely covered.
Put the cover on the Crock-Pot, plug it in, put it on high and set your timer for 4 hours.
In about an hour, your kitchen is going to start smelling so good!
Because I was making this for the next day, I wanted to put it into the food containers
before I put it in the refrigerator. I put one piece of chicken in each container and with two forks,
I started to shred the chicken breast into pieces.
This is what it looks like after I have shredded it with the forks.
With a small ladle/spoon, I scooped out some of the barbecue sauce from the Crock-Pot and
poured it over the chicken. I did this for each container.
So what do you think? Pretty easy right? I mean honestly it’s the simplest recipe that I have ever made and it tastes so good too. If you do try this recipe, please be sure to come back and leave me a comment to let me know. As always, I love to hear from you so what is your favorite thing to cook in the Crock-Pot?