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Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Updated on April 16, 2014
Everything is assembled and ready to slow cook.
Everything is assembled and ready to slow cook. | Source

Barbecue Chicken Flavor without Smoke

Remember the faithful slow cooker - the crockpot? It is very easy to make a simple, tasty, and inexpensive chicken dish using it. This might be a good recipe for the children to master! Or, even the significant other!

5 stars from 1 rating of barbecued chicken

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 10 min
Yields: Serves 4 people about 5 ounces of chicken

Supplies

Crockpot

Cutting board

Sharp knife

All the Equipment Needed

The workhorse of the meal: a crockpot.  The one pictured is a mini-crockpot which holds 3.5 quarts.
The workhorse of the meal: a crockpot. The one pictured is a mini-crockpot which holds 3.5 quarts. | Source
I love my Cutco knives!  Also, have a cutting board.
I love my Cutco knives! Also, have a cutting board. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 chicken thighs per person, rinsed; skin and bone are ok
  • 1 slice white or yellow onion, about 1/4 thick
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, per thigh
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, per pair of thighs
i buy a large "family pack" of meat at an economical price per pound.  Then I make smaller packs to freeze.  This recipe is a great one for chicken from a family pack.
i buy a large "family pack" of meat at an economical price per pound. Then I make smaller packs to freeze. This recipe is a great one for chicken from a family pack.
We may not be able to grind every spice, but it is easy for most of us to provide the pungent delicious freshly ground black pepper.
We may not be able to grind every spice, but it is easy for most of us to provide the pungent delicious freshly ground black pepper.
Use your favorite barbecue or steak sauce.
Use your favorite barbecue or steak sauce.

Easy Instructions

  1. Cut an onion slice for every 2 thighs. Place in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Rinse the chicken thighs with water. If desired, remove skin, bones, or excess fat. Place in crockpot. (Wash your hands thoroughly after you are done handling raw chicken.)
  3. Grind pepper over the thighs.
  4. Evenly pour prepared barbecue sauce over the thighs. (For a friskier option, you may want to substitute a tropical salsa or chutney.)
  5. Place lid on crockpot and set the temperature to the low setting. Wait 5 to 9 hours and then serve.
Pepper sprinkled.  Next comes the barbecue sauce.
Pepper sprinkled. Next comes the barbecue sauce.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy to tailor your family's tastes. If you do not like traditional barbecue or tomato-based sauces, use what you prefer. I like a little tropical vibe.

Mango sauce for meat!  A mi, me gusto!
Mango sauce for meat! A mi, me gusto!

Onion Options

Some of my family members enjoy eating cooked onion. Others do not. If you have some onion eaters, please divide the soft cooked onions among them. If your family likes the flavor, but no one likes to actually ingest them, just put the cooked onion at the bottom of the crockpot into your compost pile.


Bon Appetit!

All text and photos copyright Maren E. Morgan 2012.

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    • Maren Morgan M-T profile imageAUTHOR

      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Glad you liked the recipe - now I am inspired to make it for myself this weekend!

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      Shell Vera 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      LOVED IT! It was amazing. On you comment about getting a comment on FB...I have some people who have done that too. They comment on the FB share but not on the Hub. I think you have to sign up for an account to leave a comment? That could deter some people from commenting here. I am happy to see others have found you. It was DELICIOUS! Thank you again for sharing it.

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      @ Rosemay50 - To me, the crockpot is NOT a cooking trend item whose time has past. it is ultra convenient for busy people!

      @mckbirdbks - Of course you can do it! Tell me how it turns out.

      @ PurvisBobbi44 - Thanks. Tell me how that new crockpot does.

      @ marcoujor - Eyes did me a lovely favor by showcasing this. Chicken thighs are a little less expensive than breasts where I live. I wanted to make something with them, and this recipe is what evolved. Thanks for writing.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Maren,

      I came here after visiting Eye's lovely showcase hub. Her piece went the extra mile as she is also testing the recipes...

      So Chicken + Quick and easy prep = YES! Voted UP and UABI.

      Looking forward to trying soon and thank you so much, mar

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      PurvisBobbi44 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Maren Morgan M-T,

      Hi, and what a great recipe--I will try this on the weekend--it looks so delicious. I will use my new crock pot for this one.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This looks so simple to make, maybe even I can do it.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I love cooking with the crock pot. Thank you for this recipe.

    • Maren Morgan M-T profile imageAUTHOR

      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      EyesStraightAhead, thanks for the support. I actually did get a comment from a Facebook friend - on Facebook. Please let me know how it tastes to you after trying it.

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      Shell Vera 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I am shocked this doesn't have any comments yet! My little one and I are going to make it this weekend. I am also sharing it in my hub "The Recipes of the Lost Ark" in which I cover recipes I would like to make this weekend that don't have any comments even after being posted for more than a month. I hope it brings you some traffic and that others can find this seemingly delicious hub! I am going to try the Mango Coconut flavor.

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