Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken (Southern Style)

This is an easy recipe for the slow cooker, but even more important than easy – it’s economical.  Leg quarters can be an inexpensive meat if you watch the sales papers.  I got five leg quarters for under four dollars, and sweet potatoes are cheap too.   Although it wasn’t a ‘gourmet’ meal, it was satisfying with good flavor.  Most importantly, it was Natalie approved as she devoured all but a sweet potato or two.  Oh and as a special bonus, when you come home from that hard day of work – the house smells WONDERFUL.

3 cups peeled and sliced sweet potatoes (about 2 medium to large sweet potatoes)
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup barbecue sauce (any)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
4 to 6 chicken leg quarters, skin removed

What to do-
First prepare the crock pot with a liner! These make clean-up a breeze.
In the slow cooker, combine sweet potatoes, pineapple with juice, chicken broth, chopped onion, and ground ginger; stir to blend well.
In small bowl, combine barbecue sauce, honey, and  mustard; stir to blend well. Coat chicken generously on all sides barbecue sauce mixture.
Arrange coated chicken in single layer over sweet potato and pineapple mixture, overlapping if necessary. Spoon any remaining barbecue sauce mixture over chicken.

Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to7 hours.  Serve with a green vegetable or salad.


1 comment:

Christy Davis said...

Richard this sounds absolutely delicious!!! I'm definitely going to have to give this one a try. I love the way food smells from cooking all day in a crockpot.