Here is a delicious chicken recipe for the slow cooker, a zesty sweet recipe that's versatile and can lead or compliment many possible meals. If you've never had slow cooked chicken before, it really is a distinct preparation resulting in distinct taste and texture.
In this recipe there is a dry and wet mix. The dry is what gets applied to the chicken then the wet is what it gets cooked in.
1/2 cup cola
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon bourbon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
Crushed red peppers
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
Mix the dry ingredients: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, chili powder, and crushed red pepper.
Blend it all together and apply the dry mix to the chicken, making sure to get both sides.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cola, ketchup, brown sugar, bourbon, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar.
Pour the sauce around the chicken in the slow cooker. Avoid submerging the breasts in the sauce and removing the dry mix.
Cook on high for around 4 1/2 to 5 hours
Lemons or onion slices can be added atop the chicken. If neither pleases you, skip it.
Personally, I enjoy spicy foods and really like Sriracha, so I like to include around a teaspoon of the spicy red paste in the liquid mix, but it can also wait to be used until after the it is all cooked.
This recipe cooked for a longer than it should be results in a tarry liquid. The chicken is fine, if not a little dry, but the cola reduces to a tar. To avoid this, simply pay attention towards the final leg of the cooking. Since this recipe is only cooking chicken it doesn’t require as much of an extended time to cook as other slow cooker recipes.
Some great sides to go along with this fiery southern slow cooked dish are brown rice and mixed garden salad or sautéed red potatoes and rosemary.
This chicken is also great for pulling and using in sandwiches, tacos, or enchiladas. The texture and taste of the chicken make it great for absorbing and complimenting other flavors, as well as very easy to take apart and use at chef’s discretion. Have fun and enjoy.