I looked at this Slow Cooker Barbequed chicken Recipe and thought it looked pretty good. I am always looking for good recipes for my slow cooker it seems like I use it at least once a week. I was in the mood for barbecued chicken and my original plan was to use the grill, but it was too windy. So out came the slow cooker.
There is a little bit of prep time with this recipe and quite a few ingredients but I liked the idea of slow cooking the chicken in the barbeque sauce. I normally like leaving the skin on the chicken, but because the sauce is thickened and poured over the chicken I wanted to eliminate as much fat as possible. The ingredients in this recipe blended together very well and like most slow cooker recipes the chicken was so tender it would melt in your mouth. I prepared this recipe as written. There is a little bit of heat from the cayenne in the recipe but you could use the cayenne to taste or eliminate it completely. The next time you’re in the mood for barbecued chicken give this Slow Cooker Barbequed chicken Recipe a try; it’s really good.
1/ 4 cup water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons butter
2 table spoons Worcestershire sauce
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/ 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cut up chicken 2 to 3 pounds (skin removed)
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1. In a small saucepan mix together the water, brown sugar, vinegar, butter, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and all the seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
2. Place the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the top and cook for 3 to 4 hours, or until juices run clear.
3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker to a warming rack. Remove any excess fat from the juice and pour the juice into a small saucepan. Mix the tablespoon of water and cornstarch until smooth. Bring the juices to a boil and stir in the cornstarch until thickened.
Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken and serve the rest on the side with the chicken as needed.
Tip: I served the chicken with hash brown patties lightly covered with the sauce.