Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Slow Cooker Apple BBQ Chicken

I stopped looking for new crockpot recipes awhile ago because everything seems to be "protein plus BBQ sauce". It gets really old, really fast. Well, I was bored, wandering punchfork again, and came across this recipe. It had some extra flair so I decided to give it a go and it turned out pretty stinkin' good!

That is not my picture. I used punchfork stock.

You're going to need: 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 3)
4 slices of bacon (I skipped this step)
1/2 cup of BBQ sauce
2 large apples, peeled and cut into small pieces
2 Tbs lemon juice

You're supposed to start by wrapping the chicken breasts in bacon slices. I skipped this step. I'm sure it adds some decent flavor but I like my bacon one way.... burnt. I HATE soggy bacon and there can come NO GOOD from bacon in a crockpot for 8 hours.
Anyway, place your chicken breasts in the crockpot.. with or without bacon.

Peel the apples and chop them up into little pieces. (I highly recommend peeling them even if you like skins. The skins won't break down in the crockpot the way they're supposed to.)
Mix the BBQ, apple pieces and lemon juice.
Pour it over the chicken and cook on low for 8 hours.

I used green apples. Those are pretty much the only kind that Gary likes. If you try a different kind of apple, you'll have to let me know how it tastes!

I was out of Steve's Original BBQ sauce so I used another gluten free/NO HFCS BBQ sauce that I found at Sprouts. :)


  1. Trying this today with red delicious apples!

    1. I'm gonna use red ones next time. I picked green since those are Gary's favorites but I wanna see if a different apple changes the flavor at all.