13.10.11

Slow Cooker Rootbeer and BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I was skimming through recipes the other day and I came across a recipe for slow cooker chicken sandwiches made with beer and bbq sauce. I liked the idea of using chicken instead of pulled pork because I haven't been able to find pork as cheap as chicken lately. My only concern was cooking chicken breast in a slow cooker might turn out really dry. A slow cooker is usually used for meats that don't break down easily when you cook them any other way. I decided I would give it a go though and to my surprise it turned out great! The chicken wasn't dry at all, actually it turned out better than baked chicken. The only thing I would change about this was I wouldn't use Kaiser buns. They fall apart too easily and they get soggy way to quick.


3 Chicken Breasts 
1/2 C rootbeer
1/2 C BBQ sauce (reserve another 1/2 C for later)

Take your chicken breasts, 1/2 C rootbeer (or regular beer), and 1/2 C BBQ Sauce and throw it all in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. When your eight hours or so are up take a couple forks and shred the chicken. Once the chicken is shredded and has soaked up all the extra liquid you will want to add about another 1/2 C of BBQ sauce. Now Make sure you add a little at a time because you don't want to make it too runny but make sure you do add more or it wont taste right. I cut up a couple slices of cheese for my buns and covered them in the chicken. They turned out so good. 

Serve with some homemade fries and salad.