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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 (and one optional ingredient – the onion).
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 thinner 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 (usually purchased at Costco). The better quality the chicken, the better tasting your meal.
(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. I enjoy Stubb’s spicy BBQ sauce, but you could also buy BBQ sauce from Organicville, Annie’s Naturals, or, for a no-sugar, Whole30 approved BBQ sauce, use Nobel Made.
(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. 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.
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 and use that Crockpot and a few quick grab 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 BBQ Chicken Breasts Recipe
Try this two-ingredient slow cooker BBQ chicken breasts in your Crockpot and in about 4 hours, you'll have a pull-apart, tender and delicious chicken dinner.
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, you can prepare the optional sauteed onion topping. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large saucepan. Add sliced onions and saute until desired texture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pile sauteed onions atop BBQ chicken and serve alongside fresh green beans or vegetable of choice.
Chicken is easily shreddable with a fork and goes well over rice or as a pulled chicken sandwich.