Happy Fourth of July everyone! Hope you all have a fun, relaxing day planned. We are going to hit up the neighborhood parade, cook out, bake cookies and watch some fireworks!
I wanted to share this super easy recipe for those of you that want the taste of BBQ without putting in any of the effort. Plus a friend asked me to post it. I made it earlier this week and although we are smoking a brisket for the 4th of July, I thought not everyone has the time or desire to cook outside all day. Well this folks is for you! All you need is a few ingredients and a slow cooker. You can sit inside in your air conditioned house and enjoy the smell of the barbecue chicken as it cooks for hours. I was surprised at how much my kids liked it considering they don’t care for anything “saucy”.
Now I have made my share of homemade BBQ sauce, but since this is a fuss-free meal I used store-bought sauce and it’s hard to beat Stubb’s. Have you heard of it? No? Then you must check it out. You can find it at some grocery stores, Walmarts and even Lowes Home Improvement store in their grilling section. Mr. Stubblefield started his first barbecue joint in Lubbock, Texas and then moved it to Austin, one of my hometowns. In my college years I used to love listening to live music at this great BBQ joint in downtown Austin.
So since there a very few ingredients in this recipe, you must use the best barbecue sauce you can find! Deal? Using chicken instead of pork butt is a healthy alternative for a pulled BBQ sandwich. It’s low fat and very tasty. Next time I make it I’ll show you what I do with the leftovers! Oh goodness, you’ll love it!
After just a few hours, I could literally cut the chicken with this wooden spoon. Slow cookin’= so tender.
I realize this post is a little late for your July 4th planning needs, but it will be there for you next year and/or any other weeknight dinner when you need an easy recipe! Have a great Holiday!