Real Recipe: Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ahh March. Not only is it my birthday month, the month of my favorite holiday (St. Patrick’s Day – and yes, I am Irish!), annnddd the month of spring break, but it’s also March Madness! If the weather were a bit warmer here in MN, I’d say this was my favorite month of the year!

College basketball is by far my favorite sport to watch, so March Madness is obviously my favorite sport viewing time of year. Something about the excitement, the fans, the rivalry! And the brackets of course. Nothing like a little friendly competition among friends. Or family. Or yourself. You get the point :)

Last week I had to pick up the bf from the airport late one night, and thus decided to make something in the crockpot to be ready to eat when we got home. I don’t get to use the crockpot that much, so when I do get to, I’m psyched! I decided to make these BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, and man were they good!

You could also make this recipe completely in the oven, but I’m a bit afraid of leaving the oven on when I leave the house, so I adapted the recipe to work out in the crockpot (I don’t need any more potential “dangers” in the kitchen-ha!).

It’s a perfect thing to make for a lazy afternoon at home, watching basketball and cheering on your favorite team. The crockpot makes it easy to transport to a party as well :)

This was adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I love the use of whole garlic cloves on top of the sandwiches, but if they aren’t really your thing you can mince them up before sautéing instead.

Here’s my recipe for some dang good BBQ Chicken sandwiches:

Ingredients:

1 whole cut up chicken

2 TBSP oil

1 whole sweet onion, cut up

10 whole cloves garlic

1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce

Directions:

Heat oil in large stovetop pot over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and sear on all sides until skin is golden brown.

Remove chicken and place on clean plate.

Add onions and garlic and sauté until just softened.

Place chicken and bbq sauce into crock pot. Add in the onions and garlic.

Cook on low for about 3 hours, high for about 1.5 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and falling off bone.

Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to crock pot. Stir to combine all the saucy goodness with the chicken!

Top your favorite rolls with the mix, and don’t forget to include a few onions and garlic cloves!

Note: We used our favorite bakery’s rolls which are sooo much better than the store-bought ones; fresh and delicious! Buttered and put on the panini gill for a couple minutes to toast them up = perfecto.

 

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Real Recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
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Serves: 8
 
Delicious barbecue chicken sandwiches, perfect for your next get-together!
Ingredients
  • 1 whole cut up chicken
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 1 whole sweet onion, cut up
  • 10 whole cloves garlic
  • 1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large stovetop pot over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and sear on all sides until skin is golden brown.
  2. Remove chicken and place on clean plate.
  3. Add onions and garlic and sauté until just softened.
  4. Place chicken and bbq sauce into crock pot. Add in the onions and garlic.
  5. Cook on low for about 3 hours, high for about 1.5 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and falling off bone.
  6. Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to crock pot. Stir to combine all the saucy goodness with the chicken!
  7. Top your favorite rolls with the mix, and don't forget a few onions and garlic cloves!

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