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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

This is my favorite slow cooker recipe," remarks Yvonne McKim of Vancouver, Washington. The delicious, slightly spicy sauce will win you over, too!—Yvonne McKim, Vancouver, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken leg quarters, skin removed
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • 1. Using a sharp knife, cut through the joint of each leg quarter to separate into two pieces. Place chicken in a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; pour into a measuring cup to measure 2 cups. Transfer to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 179 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.