Hey everyone! My name is Liz, and I’m the creative gal behind the blog, Love Grows Wild. I am so excited to be the new cooking contributor here at Uncommon Designs, and I cannot wait to share my favorite tried and true recipes with you! These Slow Cooker Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches are the best!
I’m a Mom of two very active little boys, and it seems like we are always on the run to baseball practice, school events, or something. I’m all about good, easy meals that I can put together even on busiest of days. My cooking style is a mix of wholesome, homemade meals along with some simple shortcuts to get delicious food on the table easily and quickly. Oh, and it has to be family approved too! Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches combines the best of both worlds: It takes just a few easy ingredients thrown into a slow cooker in the morning, and by dinner time you have the most amazing barbecue chicken ready to eat!
I like any kind of barbecue, but probably my favorite is with shredded chicken. It just tastes so good! I found this recipe (I believe) in a Kraft Food and Family magazine a couple years ago, and after making a few small adjustments, my family has been enjoying it ever since! I put three chicken breasts in the crock pot in the morning so they can cook all day and are ready to be shredded when dinner time rolls around. Most days I forget to take the chicken out of the freezer to thaw, but I’ve learned that the chicken still cooks perfectly in the slow cooker! So if you’re as forgetful as I am, don’t worry! The chicken can be thawed or frozen for this recipe!
For the sauce, I mix a bottle of honey barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s!), some Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and pour it all over the chicken in the slow cooker. You can let it cook low and slow all day for 6-8 hours or turn it up to high for 3-4 hours if you’re short on time. When you’re ready to eat, shred the chicken with two forks and pile it up high on a bun! Don’t forget to drizzle extra yummy sauce on top!
This recipe is usually enough to feed the four of us plus leftovers for the next day, but if you’re feeding a lot of people, go ahead and throw in another chicken breast or two. We love all the extra sauce this recipe makes, so there’s still plenty of room to add more chicken if you need to!
The honey barbecue sauce has a great sweet and tangy flavor, but if you want more heat than sweet, switch out the bottle of honey barbecue sauce for a spicier barbecue sauce. Play around with the flavors to see which you like best, but this honey barbecue flavor is by FAR my favorite! I like to cut the richness of the barbecue with some nice, cold coleslaw on top.
I’ll be sharing my awesome homemade coleslaw on Love Grows Wild this weekend, so make sure you stop by to get the recipe! It is the perfect pairing with the Honey Barbecue!
Shh… Don’t tell anyone I showed you these sneak peek pictures!
I love how effortless this meal is to put together, and my family loves how delicious it is. It has the perfect balance of tangy sweetness and is great to make for large crowds! Summer cook-out anyone?
Slow Cooker Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
one 18 ounce bottle Honey Barbecue Sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire. Pour sauce over the chicken and cover with lid. Cook 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred using two forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker to coat with sauce and serve on kaiser rolls.
I’m so glad I could share this recipe with you today, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! I’ll be back next month with more yummy food, so tell me… What would kind of recipes would you like to see this Summer at Uncommon Designs?
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