Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crock pot BBQ Garlic Chicken

Call me crazy, but I feel like loading up on garlic is one of the mainstays of our "stay-healthy" routine around here. I usually kick it up an extra notch or 10 right before we travel, must be a blast to work out next to me this week.
Here is one that came, as usual, from what we had and an extreme lack of time or planning. So much so, all I have is the blurry photo above from the day after we had it for dinner on potato bread as my quick lunch while getting ready for our trip! Sorry bout that guys!!

Here is what you will need:

1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
about 1 1/2 cup bbq sauce
8-10 cloves of garlic (I used a whole head, c'mon!)- peeled and cut in half or crushed a bit
about 1/2 a cup water or broth (veggie or chicken)
salt, paprika, garlic powder

Put chicken and garlic in crock pot
add about 3/4-1 cup bbq sauce (cover top of chicken)
Pour water or broth in on the side, not over the bbq sauce chicken
Low for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through & shreds eaisily- mine was done-da-da at 4 hours but well done, I probably could have finished it off at 3:30 or 3:45.

Transfer chicken to bowl, use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic as well.
shred chicken using two forks
Sprinkle on about 1 tsp paprika, and 2-3tsp garlic powder
add 1/4-1/2 cup bbq sauce
use forks to mix well
taste, then add salt if needed

What you do with this garlic gloriousness is up to you! Top a salad? Roll in a tortilla? Stuff a yummy Hawaiian roll or pita pocket?  (or on potato bread for a blurry sandwich photo, perhaps??) lol.