I love making my own barbeque sauce. You can make it sweet, tangy, mild, smokey or spicy. This one she called sassy. I like the name of that! It's great for barbecue beef sandwiches but this time, we put it on chicken.
Super simple meal. The BBQ sauce you can make ahead of time and refrigerate. Then you can just throw some chicken in a crockpot along with some sauce and you're good to do.
I like to throw this on a baked potato or sweet potato to make it gluten free.
Shredded Chicken w/ Sassy Barbeque Sauce Recipe
Adapted from One Crazy Cookie
3 lbs. chicken breasts, boneless
Sassy Barbecue Sauce:
1 1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. molasses
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 celery flakes (I used celery seed)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
In a sauce pan, mix ingredients until smooth on medium low heat for several minutes. Turn to low and simmer for another 5 minutes. Use immediately or store in the fridge.
Put chicken in slow cooker with about 1 cup of bbq sauce. Cook on low for about 5 - 7 hours until it is able to be shredded. Shred chicken and put back into crock pot. Add more bbq sauce to chicken until you have enough to coat. Use as much as desired. Continue cooking for another 1/2 hour or hour in the crock pot until heated through.
I made a double batch of the sauce to keep in the fridge. We served our sandwiches with extra BBQ sauce and then put some of the BBQ sauce in our baked beans.
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