Tender Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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"I'm a teacher and work most of the day, so slow-cooked meals are a great help," relates Jacqueline Blanton from Gaffney, South Carolina. One of her family's favorites is this moist slow-simmered chicken. For an appealing look, choose a darker brown barbecue sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup cola

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 533 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1157mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 44g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion and lemon slices. Combine barbecue sauce and cola; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until chicken is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with K.C. Masterpiece brand barbecue sauce.
Originally published as Tender Barbecued Chicken in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p45

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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