There’s nothing more quintessentially American than a good BBQ dish. In preparation for the Fourth of July next Monday, I’m sharing one of the quickest, simplest BBQ recipes out there. It doesn’t require a grill or any crazy marinade times, and you can literally cook it overnight so that it’s ready for you when you wake up. As my one of my favorite chefs, Ina Garten, always says, how easy is that?
The steps are so easy. First, add two pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast to your slow cooker, pouring over about 12 oz. of your favorite BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 white vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed and cover on high heat for 4 hours.
After a while, you’ll see that the natural juices in the chicken will create a more watered down sauce. Let sit for another 2 hours until this thickens and is completely absorbed.
After 4-6 hours, remove chicken from crockpot and shred into pieces. You may need to mix in some additional sauce for extra flavor as desired…
Finally, serve on a brioche bun with the side of your choice and enjoy! This recipe keeps especially well in the fridge and I think it actually gets better overnight.
Finally, in case you need some inspiration, try serving with these baked sweet potato fries: