Crock Pot Dinners make Quick Meals & we are starting with a Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe

Crockpot Pulled Chicken

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Crockpot Pulled ChickenI don’t know about you, but we are back to survival mode with everyone’s schedules in the mix, which is why I have implemented Survival Sundays(tm) at my house and am sharing this series with you.  Although I am a day late in posting this week, I was actually still in full on prep mode.  However, I had to take a brief break from posts & regular social media routines because we were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary this weekend :)! 

This Sunday I started by cooking up this chicken recipe in the crock pot, which will actually become two different dinners.  The beauty?  You can freeze the left-overs and save the second meal for a later date or eat them up later in the week; the choice is yours and the recipe will be up to share in a couple of days for you to decide what works best.  I love this recipe because even if you don’t cook it up on Sunday like I did, you can prep this meal in 20 minutes, pop it in the crock pot and have the majority of the work done when you need it at dinnertime = PERFECT!  But, since I made this ahead of time on Sunday, once I fired up the crock pot I actually made up a breakfast recipe & cooked a skinless boneless chicken breast in the broiler for additional meal prepping fun that will help to keep us on track.  I hope you follow along this week with all of the delicious flavors we have to share along with a new smoothie and a little lunchbox packing fun in the mix.

BBQ Pulled Chicken by Jodie fitz

4 pounds chicken breast on the bone
3 cups Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce
¼ cup of water, chicken or vegetable broth
1 thinly sliced sweet onions
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Pita Pockets or FlatOut® Flatbreads or Fold-its®

Remove the skin on the chicken breast. Place the chicken, bone side down, in the crock pot with a ¼ cup of water. Add the onions & fresh garlic (crushed or minced) into the crockpot. Cover & cook on low for 5 hours.

Remove the chicken, you will have to drain some of the liquid, but keep ¼ cup of the liquid and all of the onions. In a separate bowl mix the chicken broth you reserved, barbecue sauce, onions, garlic powder, black pepper and onion powder together.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Pull the chicken from the bone and discard the bones. Using two forks shred the chicken. Put the chicken back into the crockpot & stir it together with the barbecue sauce mixture.

Place the chicken mixture in a pita pocket or on a FlatOut® flatbread (or Fold-its®) & bake for approximately 5 – 7 minutes to crisp the pita.

Serve with a side salad or other veggie.

Freeze it up: You can freeze the excess for a quick thaw & warm for future dinners.

Stay Tuned! We are going to use the way the chicken was cooked in the crockpot with the onions & garlic as a base meat for two additional dinners.

Just a quick note:  I usually serve these on a toasted whole grain pita, which I LOVE!  But, this week we tried it on toasted low-fat sub rolls that we found in the bread aisle.  My son is a HUGE sub lover, so I thought it would be fun switch.  We are keeping our sides easy with everyone’s homework & after school activities.  This recipe launched our week with Monday’s dinner & was served with salad this time around. 

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19 Comments on “Crock Pot Dinners make Quick Meals & we are starting with a Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe”

  1. This looks really good. Most of my family likes barbeque, but I’ve never done pulled chicken in the crock pot. Visiting from Tuesday’s Table.

    1. THANK you – we aren’t huge pork eaters, although my family loves it every now and again. Chicken is our usual alternative :)….
      Have a GREAT week ~ Jodie

    1. THANK you! My teenage son LOVES this recipe…and I often think it’s harder to feed a teenager than it is a toddler – lol! Have a great week….

  2. This looks super good! I cook almost everyday with my crock pot, and I’m always on the hunt for new things to try in it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. THANK you! I usually use mine once a week in the fall/winter….I am impressed you use yours so much. When I do, I absolutely love it being ready and waiting….

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  4. This looks like a quick and easy meal perfect for fall. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

    1. THANK you so much for the feature! I had already grabbed the button & added it earlier – hope you had a GREAT September xo

  5. Love that bar-b-que sauce – this sounds like a very delicious recipe! So delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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