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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes

DSC_3464_2One of the only things I ever looked forward to when I was living in a dorm and being forced to eat awful food was the one station that served barbeque. It was pretty consistently good, and every once in a while they would have these baked potatoes topped with the meat of your choice. They were so ridiculously good, and I don’t know why it has taken me so long to getting around to make one of these.

This is one of those recipes that I made up completely from scratch, and I am always pretty nervous about those ones. I think I’m starting to get the hang of this though because these were so good! Even the husband approved (although, the husband will eat just about anything). They require very little prep work, and you can just throw some chicken breasts into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to dinner in the evening! If you wanted to completely skip any prep work at all, you could also just use some store-bought barbecue sauce.
DSC_3467_2Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes
2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (we used about 1.5 lbs of chicken and had enough for 4 people)
1 cup ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s red hot)
1/4 cup brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tablespoon ground mustard
1/2 Tablespoon garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2-4 large russet potatoes (depending on how many people you have)
Toppings for baked potatoes – I used bleu cheese, sour cream, chives, and Monterey Jack cheese

Combine all ingredients for the barbecue sauce in a bowl with a whisk (ketchup through the salt and pepper).

Reserve about 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce in the fridge. Pour the rest over the chicken breasts in a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. If you put them in the crock pot straight out of the freezer, you could leave them for longer while you are at work (probably about 8 hours or so).

Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Return to the crock pot for another 30 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, poke the potatoes a few times all over with a fork. Set the oven to 425 Degrees F and put the potatoes directly on the rack. I just put them in the oven while it was still heating up and left them for about an hour. Let them cook until they are soft on the inside.

Serve the shredded chicken over the potatoes with additional baked potato toppings. Use the reserved BBQ sauce for added flavour.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Baked Potatoes
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (we used about 1.5 lbs of chicken and had enough for 4 people)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup hot sauce (I used Frank's red hot)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground mustard
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-4 large russet potatoes (depending on how many people you have)
  • Toppings for baked potatoes - I used bleu cheese, sour cream, chives, and Monterey Jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients for the barbecue sauce in a bowl with a whisk (ketchup through the salt and pepper).
  2. Reserve about ½ cup of the barbecue sauce in the fridge. Pour the rest over the chicken breasts in a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. If you put them in the crock pot straight out of the freezer, you could leave them for longer while you are at work (probably about 8 hours or so).
  3. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and shred with two forks. Return to the crock pot for another 30 minutes or so.
  4. Meanwhile, poke the potatoes a few times all over with a fork. Set the oven to 425 Degrees F and put the potatoes directly on the rack. I just put them in the oven while it was still heating up and left them for about an hour. Let them cook until they are soft on the inside.
  5. Serve the shredded chicken over the potatoes with additional baked potato toppings. Use the reserved BBQ sauce for added flavour.

 

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