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I know that being gluten-free can be hard at times. You always have to cook and dream up new meals.
So when I dreamed up a recipe that requires only two ingredients and five minutes to prep, I knew I couldn’t withhold this information from you.
Yes, you heard me right. This recipe requires only two ingredients.
What You’ll Need
The two ingredients you’ll need are chicken breasts (easy, right) and a jar of gluten-free BBQ sauce.
(1) Chicken Breasts:
I highly recommend using thin-cut chicken breasts (about 3-4 ounces). If the breasts are two thick, they don’t cook as well (at least in my experience).
If I have a thick chicken breast, I simply cut it in half lengthwise (filet) so I have two thinner breasts.
I also use organic chicken breasts when possible.
(2) BBQ Sauce:
Unfortunately not all BBQ sauces are gluten free. Honestly, I don’t know why food manufacturers put gluten in BBQ sauces, but they do!
Watch for ingredients like malt flavoring, barley, caramel colors and natural flavors. Obviously malt and barley are code names for gluten, but carmel colors and natural flavors may or may not contain gluten.
Look for a BBQ sauce that is labeled gluten free, just to be on the safe side.
(3) Onions – optional:
This is an optional ingredient that is not needed in making the original BBQ chicken recipe. You’ll simply saute onions before eating the chicken and use it as a delicious topping. Again, totally optional, but it’s a yummy addition indeed.
How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Breast
This is the hard part – just kidding!
Add the BBQ sauce and chicken to your slow cooker. Turn the knob on your slow cooker to cook on low for four hours, and that’s all. Is your hand tired from all that cooking?
I told you it was easy.
Best of all, your house will smell intoxicating. You’ll smell the sweet BBQ sauce scent wafting through your nose. Your mouth will be watering all day long (if you’re home) or for sure it’ll be watering when you walk in the door after a long day at work.
Once the chicken is cook, use two forks to “pull” it into shreds.
See, It’s Easy
Remember, making a home-cooked, gluten-free meal isn’t hard to do. You just have to be a little creative with the Crockpot and a few easy ingredients and you’re set.
Oh, and by the way, this is one of my son’s favorite meals. He requests I make it All. The. Time. It takes awhile to cook, but he has no idea it only really takes this mama about five minutes to prep.
Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Breasts
- 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts if breasts are thick, cut them in half lengthwise
- 2 cups gluten-free BBQ sauce
- Add chicken and BBQ sauce to slow cooker. Give it a gentle mix to ensure chicken is covered in mixture.
- Set slow cooker to cook on low for 4 hours. Do not cook longer than 4 hours for best texture.
- Once chicken is finished cooking, shred it using two forks.
- You can serve the pulled chicken atop rice or a baked potato, or inside a gluten-free bun.