Thursday, June 21, 2012

Crockpot Zesty BBQ Chicken

Like many of us employed people, I am extremely busy. It's hard to juggle a job, exercise, and a social life all in one without going crazy.

Add on top of those eating healthy as well. It's not an easy task to accomplish. So to help decrease any stress and hassle I may have, I tend to opt for meals that are quick, simple, and healthy.

One of my favorite appliances that I own is my Crockpot. My parents bought it for me a couple of years ago and I have definitely gotten its money's worth out of it! What could be better than assembling a huge feast all in one pot? Turn it on in the morning, go to work, come back and the meal is ready to be consumed devoured.

It's true love

I have quite the list of Crockpot recipes that I cannot wait to share with each and every one of you! But unfortunately you'll only see them one at a time. I wouldn't want to overload you with yummy nutritiousness all in one sitting!

I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest as I do with many others. My version is slightly altered from the original since I added a few veggies and used Fat Free Italian Dressing to lighten it up a bit. I tried it out and loved it. I then shared the recipe with my brother and sister-in-law as well as my aunt who said it was awesome as well. I literally had to put the chicken in a container and into the fridge so I wouldn't keep eating it. It's that good people!

Yum in the tum

Not only is it a mouth-watering magnificent meal, it's also extremely easy to make. This recipe is definitely a go-to for whenever I'm in a bind to scrounge up something for dinner.

Crockpot Zesty BBQ Chicken:
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (frozen)
½ (18 oz) bottle BBQ Sauce

¼ cup Fat Free Italian Salad Dressing
1/8 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 green pepper, chopped
1 white onion, chopped

The ingredients!

-Place frozen chicken in the crock pot.
-In a bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, Italian Dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire Sauce.
-Pour over chicken.
-Top with the pepper and onion.
-After 5.5 hours use 2 forks to shred the chicken. Cover for about 20-30 min longer

Delicious and nutritious!

This is great over a salad, in between whole wheat buns, atop a bed of brown rice, or even by itself! The possibilities are endless.

Bon Apetit!

Question of the Day:  

What's the one vegetable you always seem to add to recipes?

I usually add green pepper and onion to all my slow cooker recipes since it is a great way to sneak in vegetables for those who are picky eaters and add flavor that is not overwhelming!

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  1. Oh this looks so good! I cant wait to try it! I love just being able to throw something in the crockpot like this! I also try to sneak onion and green pepper for my picky eaters! I am a new follower to your blog! Stop by and visit if you get some time! ;)

    1. It's definitely a hit in my family! And I agree, Crockpots are a lifesaver. I love your blog as well! I'll definitely be trying a few of those very soon :)

  2. This looks so delicious! I love when you can put the chicken breasts in the crock pot frozen. We'll be trying this recipe! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters