This is one of my favorite recipes, because it only has three ingredients total, and is very, very low maintenance. But if you want to sneak in some vegetables, make your own BBQ sauce! Scroll down for a super simple brown sugar BBQ sauce recipe loaded with vegetables. It’s a simple set-it and forget-it kinda dinner that your kids will gobble up, and makes great leftovers! BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, anyone?
Not only can you throw this recipe together in seconds in the morning, after it slow cooks all day, assembling a sandwich takes only seconds. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches also make a great recipe to bring along to a potluck.
Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
1 recipe homemade bbq sauce (below) or 1 bottle of your favorite store bought bbq sauce
2 lbs chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup chicken stock
hamburger buns, for serving
Add chicken, bbq sauce and water to the base of crockpot. Stir to combine. Crockpot pictures are really hard to make pretty!
Cook on low for 8 hours. When chicken is cooked, shred chicken with two forks, and give a good stir. Place lid back on slow cooker, and let the shredded chicken sit in the sauce for about 30 minutes.
To serve, use tongs, or a slotted spoon and put a big scoop of chicken on a hamburger bun. Add your favorite toppings like american cheese or coleslaw, or maybe just some more BBQ sauce and enjoy!
Homemade Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce with Hidden Vegetables Recipe
1 bottle ketchup
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, smashed
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp chile powder
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Prepare vegetables, and sautee in 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Reduce heat and let simmer 30-40 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes. Working in batches, puree bbq sauce in a food processor until smooth.
Use in the recipe above for BBQ Chicken Meatballs or transfer to a squirt bottle or a tupperware container and use within two weeks.