The ultimate, low effort, maximum flavour recipe, these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders are ridiculously delicious and oh so easy – with under 5 minutes prep time, let your Crock-Pot take the strain this summer!
I absolutely love slow cooking…for me it is the absolute epitome of what Easy Peasy Foodie is all about – put a few simple ingredients into a pot, pop it in your oven and bam! Several hours later you have a super flavoursome meal with virtually zero effort. I have tons of slow cooked recipes on my site, because I just love’em. Totally easy peasy, totally foodie – my kind of cooking.
The only trouble with slow cooking in an oven is it generates an awful lot of heat…not great for your energy bills, but even worse when the temperature outside is pushing close to 30 and you work in your kitchen…
I was recently working on another slow cooked recipe – which involved cooking pork in the oven for the best part of 6 hours…and the day I had planned to take the photographs was literally the hottest day of the year – and this is a particularly hot year…I was sweltering!
So when I posted pictures on Instagram and Facebook, and moaned about how hot it was in my kitchen…all my friends laughed and asked the same question: ‘why don’t you get a slow cooker?’
It was a very good point, and as if by magic, a few days later I was asked by the lovely people at Crock-Pot if I’d like to test the Crock-Pot 4.7L Digital Countdown Slow Cooker, I didn’t have to be asked twice!
I know slow cookers are traditionally thought of as winter gadgets – and obviously they are fab for wintery food, such as stews and casseroles, but actually I think they are even better in the summer – after all who wants their oven on at all when the weather is hot, let alone FOR 6 HOURS?!! And whilst it is nice to have a few salads and lighter meals, a whole summer of salads can get a little dull.
Cooking in the slow cooker means you can have the best of both worlds – deliciously easy slow cooked meals, but without heating up your whole house!
And there are SO MANY delicious things you can make in a slow cooker – I’ve been getting very excited about all the summery recipes you can make in a Crock-Pot: slow cooked meats for sure, especially BBQ flavoured ones. But also poached salmon, fajitas, stuffed peppers, corn on the cob, pasta sauces, roast chicken and even sweet treats such as crumbles, cobblers, cheesecakes and brownies! I am going to have so much fun playing with my new Crock-Pot this summer.
But the recipe I wanted to share with you today is an absolute stunner… Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders – these are a total doddle to make in the slow cooker and are utterly delicious! All you need to do is place onions, chicken breasts and BBQ sauce in the Crock-Pot, set the temperature and the timer and wait (that last bit is the hardest part!) Literally 5 minutes prep, possibly less if you get your skates on!!
Then when the chicken is ready, remove from the Crock-Pot and place on a board or plate and shred, then return it to the Crock-Pot and stir to coat the chicken in all that delicious BBQ sauce.
And I really, really love how easy peasy my new Crock-Pot is to use. All you have to do is plug it in, put your food in, put the lid on, press one button to choose between high or low and another button to set the temperature (available in increments of 30 minutes up to 20 hours!) and the Crock-Pot begins automatically and it has a counter which counts down the minutes, so you know exactly when your food will be ready. When the time’s up the Crock-Pot moves automatically onto the keep warm setting, so your food will stay warm, even if you are not ready to eat yet.
The Crock-Pot is super easy to clean too – the lid and inner part can go in the dishwasher, whilst the outside just needs to be wiped down with soft cloth and warm soapy water.
You can use any BBQ sauce you fancy in this, but I would really recommend using my Healthy Homemade BBQ Sauce – it’s super tasty and not sickly sweet and full of additives as so many commercially made BBQ sauces are.
To serve these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders up, simply cut open bread rolls, load up with coleslaw and the wonderful shredded BBQ chicken and top with some more of that gorgeous BBQ sauce and you are done…perfect for al fresco summer eating (or a carpet picnic if the weather is too bad!).
So then guys, I need your help. What should I make next in my new Crock Pot? Let me know in the comments below!
- Place the sliced onion in the slow cooker (I used Crock-Pot 4.7L / 4 quart) and place the chicken on top. Pour over the BBQ sauce.
- Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or High for 4 hours, or until the chicken is tender and easy to shred.
- Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker and put on a plate or a board. Shred using two forks, then return the chicken to the slow cooker and mix with the sauce and onions.
- To serve, cut open the bread rolls, load up with coleslaw and the shredded chicken and top with more BBQ sauce.
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