Thursday, July 09, 2015

BBQ Chicken, July 8, 2015

Yesterday was a perfect cozy dinner day, a good day to have the crockpot filling the house with good smells. I made bbq chicken breasts in the crockpot, then added some oven fries and broccoli to round out the meal. I am still not used to making broccoli without a steamer, so I ended up overcooking it. I guess that's better than undercooking it, as I am willing (if not thrilled about) to eat it mushy, while my darling wife will not eat it too crisp. The fries were perfect. I made them by cutting some potatoes into thin wedges, with the skin on, then tossing them with a smidge of olive oil and some seasoning mix I keep on hand that has salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then, I put them on a baking sheet in a 450 degree oven for about 40 minutes. The chicken was beautifully tender, but I was not a fan of the sauce, as it turned out to taste too boozy for me. That said, I would very cheerfully give it another try, with half the Jack Daniels. Jeannene really liked it.

Slow BBQ Chicken
3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (skin-on, bone-in is fine, too)
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
15 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
2 tbsp. Jack Daniels (or similar)
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. hot sauce (or more, to taste)

Place the chicken in a slow cooker. Mix everything else well and pour over chicken. Cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. Serves 3-4.


MorMor Lenore Schaffnit said...

Sounds delish. I will have to try this as I want to use my slow cooker more this summer. As for the broccoli, I give it a good rinse and then cut it into florets. I put in a glass pot, cover it and microwave it 4 minutes without adding any move water. The water clinging to it from the rinse is enough. It comes out bright green and just tender enough to make us happy here. I pour off any remaining water and season it, adding grated Parmesan cheese.

Daria Schaffnit said...

Microwave! I hadn't even thought of using the microwave! I shall try it! Thank you so much!